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Business Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Small business owners in New York are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

NYC Small Business Continuity Loan Fund

Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible to apply for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help ensure business continuity.

NYC Employee Retention Grant Program

To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.

How To Help

Donate to the Actor's Fund

Your contribution will go right to work to help support our organization's much-needed programs to help our nation's performing arts and entertainment community in times of need, crisis or transition.

Sign Action's Network's Petition

Sign Action's Network's petition to encourage Congress to include displaced entertainment workers in their relief package.

Entertainment workers depend on the income from each project they book to ensure they can support themselves and can qualify to participate in our collectively bargained health plans. Rules designed specifically for the traditional single employer relationship, or even for multi-employer work in the construction industry are likely to exclude our members, and entertainment freelancers in general…Entertainment workers shouldn’t be collateral damage in the fight against COVID-19.

Donate to Actors’ Equity Association

Donate to the Actors Equity Curtain Up Fund. Your contribution will go right to work to help everyone in performing arts and entertainment in need, in particular our seniors, immunocompromised individuals and those in financial distress who need our help.

Donate to Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has launched a special online fundraising campaign to create the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund.

This special fund, which will be administered by The Actors Fund, assists those in the entertainment community – onstage, backstage and behind the scenes – who are facing health care crises and other immediate needs in the wake of the evolving coronavirus pandemic.



TDF will automatically issue refunds for any canceled performance to the original form of payment. All three TKTS by TDF booths will remain closed until Broadway performances resume.


If you buy tickets on StubHub to an event that is canceled, you are covered by our FanProtect Guarantee. When an event is canceled, you will receive a StubHub coupon worth 120% of your original order. For your convenience, we will directly add it to your StubHub account once the event is canceled.


As a result of the high volume of cancellations and rescheduled events, we encourage you not to reach out directly with a refund request. The best way to check your event status is through this portal.


Most shows will not perform until Monday, April 13. If you purchased tickets from Telecharge for a suspended performance between March 12, 2020 and April 12, 2020, your tickets are being automatically refunded back to your credit card.


TodayTix Guest Services is experiencing higher than normal volumes related to the COVID-19 situation. We are aware that Broadway productions have been suspended through April 12, 2020 and there have been cancellations in other markets as well. We will be reaching out via email with an update to affected customers. For other issues, please use the Web Form below so we can sort your cases to the right teams as efficiently as possible. Chat and Phones are temporarily unavailable as we work to get through unprecedented volumes of inquiries. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.


SDC Office Operations Information

During the week of March 16th SDC will be open with the staff working remotely. There will be no interruption of our services. However, conference rooms and the café will not be available.

Local One - IATSE Statement

Please be informed that the March Regular Monthly Meeting originally scheduled for March 22nd at The Westin Hotel has been CANCELLED by President James J. Claffey, Jr. with the unanimous support of the Local One Executive Board.

Theater Companies

The New Group

... we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining performances of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice. We are in the process of contacting all ticket holders to let them know and to communicate how we will handle their orders.

Signature Theatre

... all Signature Theatre productions and public events scheduled to occur at The Pershing Square Signature Center from Thursday, March 12 through Sunday, March 22 are canceled. If you have purchased tickets or have booked subscriber tickets to The Hot Wing King or Cambodian Rock Band March 12-22, your tickets will be refunded imminently and automatically for the canceled performances.

Ars Nova

... Ars Nova programming is suspended for the next 30 days. This includes all remaining performances of the initial run of Heather Christian’s Oratorio for Living Things, as well as on-site staff activity at both the Ars Nova Hub ... and Ars Nova at Greenwich House (27 Barrow Street). We hope to resume performances in mid-April — including a rescheduling of Oratorio for Living Things — pending the status of COVID-19 and the best interests of the public health.

Vineyard Theatre

We have made the difficult decision to suspend performances of DANA H. from March 13 through March 31. This is in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state and local health officials’ executive orders. We will resume performances starting April 1, 2020.

New York Theatre Workshop

Pending future advisements about the safety and best interest of public gatherings, we hope to be able to resume activities in mid-April and we will keep you informed as we have further updates. ... All future ticketholders for Endlings, Sanctuary City and Next Door at NYTW productions will be contacted directly to make appropriate arrangements.

Public Theater

The health, safety, and well-being of our staff, artists, audiences, and our fellow New Yorkers has been and continues to be our top priority, and with that in mind, we’ve made the decision to cancel all shows and events at The Public through Sunday, April 12 to support citywide efforts to reduce the coronavirus spread. Current ticket holders have been sent an email with additional details on their cancelled performance but for inquiries, email or call 212.967.7555.


Joe’s Pub: Live!

While no one is going out to a cabaret concert these days, The Public Theater’s Joe’s Pub is bring the music to you with Joe’s Pub Live. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 8PM, Joe’s Pub will broadcast live-streamed and archive performances on YouTube Live.

National Theatre At Home

London’s world famous Royal National Theatre, which stages more than 20 productions a year across its three theatres, recently announced that while its doors currently remain closed, they will upload one of their past productions to their YouTube channel every Thursday at 19:00 GMT (also available on-demand for a full week afterwards). NT’s first production, which is scheduled to go live on Thursday April 2nd, will be One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden in his Tony Award-winning role!

Royal Shakespeare Company

Whilst their theatres are currently shut, Royal Shakespeare Company have teamed up with Marquee TV to give Arts lovers the chance to stream some of more than 400 dance, theatre and opera productions from home. Even if you’re looking to binge on the Bard’s hits throughout the week, RSC also has you covered with weekly Saturday premieres for shows that have not aired yet!

Stars In The House

Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley are hosting the show "Stars In The House" twice a day to benefit the Actors Fund. There are new Broadway stars every day!

The Theatre Café

The Theatre Café will have daily "Leave A Light On" concert series to keep actors in paid work during the theatre closures.

Leave a Light On will be an extensive series of intimate, piano vocal concerts streamed live from The Theatre Café to audiences for a small affordable fee. The concerts will range from performers with huge, established followings to performers who may have only just started in theatre.

54 Below At Home

54 Below will be reaching into their archives and streaming a select few past performances as one-time only events on YouTube. In addition, some of their upcoming performers agreed to give online audiences an exclusive sneak peek of their rescheduled shows!

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Met to launch “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on the company website during the coronavirus closure


Performing Arts Legacy Project

The Performing Arts Legacy Project is an online platform to help older professionals in the performing arts to document their careers. It is an initiative of the Research Center for Arts and Culture (RCAC) at The Actors Fund (AF).

National Tours status

See which productions have been postponed or canceled—and which shows are still playing.

Actors Fund

To best support the health and wellness of our community and provide access to our services, we have temporarily transitioned to phone/online services only. Apply here for Emergency Financial Assistance.



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