Attending a Broadway show has long been a quintessential checklist item when visiting New York City, but scoring affordable tickets is a challenge. Here are some tips for obtaining some cheap seats with a great view!
- QUINTESSENTIAL - typical; a good example of something
- SCORING - win; luckily get something (#slang)
Many theaters sell the remaining tickets for the shows scheduled that day at a lower price. Be sure to arrive at the theater right when the doors open! Rush tickets sell fast.
Be a student:
There are multiple, less expensive options for students. Luckily, you are enrolled at NYLC, so you qualify for all the options listed below! Great sources for students include http://www.tix4students.com, http://www.studentrush.org, and http://www.schooltix.com/. You are also eligible for student rush tickets as an NYLC student. Student rush tickets work the same way as rush tickets except that you have to show a valid student ID--make sure you ask the front desk to make you one! Student rush tickets are often discounted at an even higher rate than regular rush tickets!
The most popular way to find cheap tickets is at the TheatreDevelopment Fund’s TKTS Booth. You cannot miss the booth as it is located under the red stairs in the middle of Duffy Square on 47th Street and Broadway. There, you buy tickets of same-day shows at major discounts--usually 50% off! Be prepared to stand in line and bring an umbrella if it is raining!!
Apps and Online Resources:
The TodayTix app is by far the most popular way to buy discounted tickets online. The app offers discounted tickets for Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals. You can buy tickets up to a week in advance and you do not have to wait in any lines!
- BY FAR - there's no comparison
Other reliable online sources are www.nytix.com, http://www.broadwaybox.com/, and http://www.broadwayinsider.com/.
- Off-Broadway - Plays and musicals performed at venues with a smaller seating capacity than Broadway productions.
Current popular Broadway plays and musicals:
|(Good luck trying to get tickets to Hamilton … It continues to be sold-out)|