Save the Date for the upcoming Autism-friendly performance of
The Lion King on September 27, 2015!
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The Lion King on sale August 20th
Greetings Lora,

Please save the date for
The Lion King
Autism-Friendly Performance:

Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 1:00 PM

Minskoff Theatre
200 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

(Thursday, August 20, 2015 @ 12:00 PM)
“From the moment we walked in there was excitement in the air from the staff, volunteers and families. We felt welcome! The smiles of the staff/volunteers were truly heartwarming. Lastly, my minimally verbal son told me 'go show again next week' when the show was over - thank you for organizing these productions!”
“This is the 4th show we have attended through the TDF. While we are able to do many things as a family, what makes this nice is that if our son does make some noise during the show, all others around you are understanding and it does not matter.”
“It was fantastic! First time we were able to go see a show of any kind as a family. My 7 year old, non verbal son with severe autism loved it!! He just wanted to jump around and dance the whole time. He was smiling nonstop. Incredible.”
Tickets are being offered through TDF at the following prices:

Orchestra (all seats) -- $80.00
Front Mezzanine (Rows A-F) -- $69.50
Mid Mezzanine (Rows G-H) -- $59.50
Rear Mezzanine (Rows J-L) -- $40.00
Limit 6 tickets per order. For larger groups and wheelchair seating please email
Tickets for the special performance are only available for purchase at
To create an autism-friendly setting, the show is being performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights. In the theatre lobby there will be quiet and activity areas staffed with autism specialists, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance. 

A downloadable social narrative (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and production will be available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD. 
Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the nation's largest not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, is proud to continue serving the autism community with our Autism Theatre Initiative, making theatre accessible to children and adults who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues, and their families. TDF is delighted to offer an autism-friendly performance of The Lion King on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:00 PM.
More than 65 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one of a kind musical that is THE LION KING. This global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide including the Tony Award® for Best Musical. Hailed by Newsweek as a "landmark event in entertainment," THE LION KING is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination. For this special performance, accommodations will be made, including a supportive audience environment, designated quiet and activity areas, adjustments to lights and sound, and online resource materials.
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TDF wishes to acknowledge the following major donors for their generous support of the Autism Theatre Initiative:
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund
Helene Berger Foundation
Bulova Stetson Fund
The FAR Fund
The Flom Family Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts
New York Collaborates for Autism with the proceeds from Comedy Central’s 2012 Night of Too Many Stars
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation
Seventh District Foundation
The Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund, Inc.
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TDF would like to thank these major donors for their generous support.
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