Older Adult Theater Desk

Free and Discounted Tickets for Older Adult Members

The Older Adult Theater Desk

Your ticket to free and discounted arts and culture events and programs across NYC

We’re thrilled to restart the Older Adult Theater Desk at the Educational Alliance’s Sirovich Center and Weinberg Center in Downtown Manhattan. 

This program makes live performance accessible by offering free and discounted tickets to older adult members through community partnerships with local box offices.

Theater Desk availability coming soon! Stay tuned for dates, times and locations. 

How to purchase tickets:

To purchase tickets, please email Cory Michael Herman, Educational Alliance Artistic Director, at CMHerman@edallliance.org.

Please include your name, and the name of the performance and the date you would like to attend.

Note: ticket quantities are limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.


Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St, New York, NY 10023

Introducing YCA on Tour, an inaugural program of chamber music and song features rarely-heard instrumentation, taking us from Felix Mendelssohn’s Germany in 1844 and Hugo Wolf ’s Austria in 1897, all the way through Julian Anderson’s Great Britain in 1995 and Salina Fisher’s New Zealand in 2020.

Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 PM
Total Available: 12 Tickets

Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014

A true crime thriller! It’s Valentine’s Day and Alice Arden wants her husband dead. He’s come into money and all she can think about is her lover, Mosby. So, the pair enter into a pact to murder Arden and engage a cluster of killers to do the deed. If only they weren’t so spectacularly inept. Inspired by actual events, this sexy thriller of unknown authorship—some say, Shakespeare—is a bloody, darkly comic Elizabethan noir.

Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 11 at 2:30 PM*
Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 PM

*This performance requires theatergoers to be masked.

Total Available: 6 Tickets

Grand Pistachio Presents Layer the Walls Part II | $2
14Y Theater, 344 E 14th Street, New York, NY 10003

While visiting Tenement Museum, forty layers of wallpaper were discovered on the walls of an old apartment. Each piece had been applied by a new immigrant family—Chinese, Jewish, and Puerto Rican migrants/immigrants living in New York City between 1930 and 1970—in an attempt to make the space their own. Every layer filled with hopes, dreams, and incredible stories of survival.

The LAYER THE WALLS series was created to honor these residents and showcase how they shaped New York City as we know it today. As layers of the set are peeled away, the characters’ stories of immigration are revealed; reminding us where our country has been, and more effectively examining where we are going. While this production is a Part II in a series, the stories stand on their own and previous viewing of Part I is not required.

The performance is 60 minutes in length, followed by a Q & A with the artists.

Saturday, March 11 at 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM


NYC Aging is pleased to announce that members and staff of Educational Alliance Older Adult Programs are now eligible for a FREE Theatre Development Fund (TDF) membership (a $40 value), enabling our community to purchase tickets to Broadway shows at reduced prices ($20 – $40).

To register, go to passport.TDF.org and create an account.

Next, use the drop-down menu to select “Department for the Aging” as your community group.

Then, you’re all set! Simply log-in to view current offerings. Remember that you will NEVER be asked to pay a membership fee. If you are asked to do so, you have gone to the wrong page.