OK… I’ve been slacking and haven’t been to a show in a week or two, so I decided to take this opportunity to share with you all the best ways I know to score CHEAP Broadway tickets… because let’s be real: who really wants to pay $200 a ticket to see the Book of Mormon? Not me!
Cheap Ticket Option 1: Rushes, Lotteries and Standing Room Seats
This is my favorite way to go for discounted tickets to Broadway shows. While sometimes a gamble and you really have no guarantee of getting tickets, YOU CAN WIN $26 DOLLAR TICKETS TO SHOWS LIKE BOOK OF MORMON AND WICKED… and most of the time you sit in the front row!
Rushes are different than lotteries as you just have to be one of the first people in line to get the discounted seats to the show. For example, Sister Act offers a RUSH where if you’re one of the first people in line when the box office opens, you get tickets for $26.50. The catch is, each show only has 14 tickets at this price and people can get two each… so if you’re not one of the first 7 people in line, you may be out of luck. The box office opens at 10AM and people start waiting in line as early as 8AM… so with a rush, be prepared to wait!
For the most up-to-date list of Broadway ticket lotteries, rushes and standing room policies, bookmark this page on the Playbill website: . This is by far, the most updated version of these discounts I know of.
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Cheap Ticket Option 2: Discount Codes and Websites
If you don’t like waiting in long lines or risking a lottery for your tickets, try one of these discount websites before you go onto Telecharge.com and pay full price for your tickets. Check for discount codes that you can enter and save money. While not every show offers discounts, many do.
However, BEWARE some discount sites don’t offer much of a discount at all. I usually agree on these sites and feel they are safe… but always do your homework before hitting purchase!
Site 1: BroadwayBox is my top pick for finding discount codes. Doesn’t have every show but does have the majority.
Site 2: TheaterMania – I have never used this site but know people that do and seem to love it.
Site 3: NYU Ticket Central is an NYU page with special discounts and offers for students.
Cheap Ticket Option 3: TKTS
Probably the most popular way to grab discounted Broadway tickets, TKTS has multiple locations in Times Square, Financial District and Brooklyn in addition to an iPhone and iPad app that show you instantly what shows they are currently discounting.
There you have it! Now you will never have to pay full price for a Broadway show again! Do you know of a way to score discounts that I missed? Comment below and let everyone know!