TDF, a not-for-profit organization, was created with the conviction that the live theatrical arts afford a unique expression of the human condition that must be sustained and nurtured. TDF’s twofold mission is to identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance in all their venues.


CUNY students, staff & faculty can now join the more than 125,000 theatre lovers who get the best ticket deals from TDF and become a TDF member for free (regularly $40)! TDF members get special access to deeply discounted tickets available online and in advance for hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre shows, dance performances and music concerts in NYC and beyond. Any member of the CUNY Arts community is automatically eligible for membership (choose the eligibility criteria that best fits: i.e., student, faculty, etc.) 

Benefits of TDF membership:

  • Select tickets cost only $20 & $40 – even for top Broadway shows! Save up to 70% on hundreds of theatre, dance and music shows daily.
  • Buy tickets in advance right from the comfort of your computer or mobile device.
  • Give back. Your membership supports TDF’s free arts education and theatre accessibility programs for students throughout New York City.

 Click this Link for more information about the partnership and further instructions to sign up. 



TDF accepts interns for their Patron Services Program, Theatre Accessibility Program, and Education Programs.

Click here to see the full listing for the Patron Service Program internship submitted by Hunter College alumna, Samantha Dubin.

Click here for internships listed on TDF’s website.

TKTS Apprenticeship Program

The TKTS Apprenticeship Program is a 6-month paid apprenticeship designed to provide individuals who are traditionally under-represented in the Broadway workforce access to comprehensive box office training and full time employment opportunities in one of the world’s most well-known ticket selling operations.

Click here for full listing.

Click here to apply.


Hunter has been participating in TDF’s Introduction to Theatre program since 2011. The Muse Scholars at Hunter have worked with teaching artists in Theatre workshops in connection with performances of Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, A Delicate BalanceFun Home, The Humans, The Band’s Visit, and Once on This Island on Broadway.