The New York Times recently wrote an article about tips for how to find cheap Broadway show tickets.
Broadway is well known for selling tickets at prices upwards of $200, depending on the popularity of the show. The article broke down its tips into several categories, including lottery and rush tickets, utilizing apps, and TKTS.
Some Broadway shows offer lottery tickets, where people can either digitally submit their name or go to the box office in-person. If a winner is lucky, he or she can score tickets to shows like “Hamilton” for only $10. Rush tickets are available for students with a valid I.D. and can be claimed the day of the show at the box office, depending on availability. These tickets are typically $40 or less.
Apps are another way to score deals, such as TodayTix. Certain shows have a lottery option on the app and also discount tickets. After purchasing tickets, TodayTix employees dressed in red uniforms will be standing outside the theatre with the tickets.
TKTS, run by the Theater Development Fund, is a huge booth in Times Square where tourists and Broadway lovers wait in line for discounted Broadway tickets, typically being offered for half their original price. However, popular shows like “Wicked” or “Hamilton” are usually not offered here.
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