TDF Announces Autism-Friendly Performances Of “Wicked” And More

The company of “Wicked” (Photo: Joan Marcus)

The Theater Development Fund (TDF) has announced the 11th season of the Autism-Friendly Performances (AFP) program.

These performances are aimed at people with autism, as well as people who are neurodiverse and of different abilities.

The performance season begins with “The Lion King” on October 2.

On November 27, New York City Ballet will host the first-ever autistic-friendly performance of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker.”

The season will continue with “Wicked” on February 12, 2023, followed by “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on April 30.

Another show to end the season will be announced at a later date.

Tickets for these performances are usually available 6-8 weeks in advance. They can only be purchased on the TDF website.

“We are delighted to announce this 2022-23 season for several reasons,” said Lisa Carling, Director of Accessibility Programs at TDF. “Not only does the demand for these shows for families with children and adults on the autism spectrum increase each year, but this is the 11th time we have worked with the wonderful people at Disney Theatrical Productions to present a performance suitable for from ‘The Lion King.'”

TDF, a non-profit service, is recognized for its programs that support the performing arts and make theater more accessible.

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