New York is the center of art, and Broadway is a typical representative of the American theater industry. Although many small partners are curious about Broadway, they are sometimes discouraged by high fares. Xiao Bian said that Broadway is definitely worth the money, but the way to save the fare is not without it! Today, Xiaobian will share the seven low-cost purchases of Broadway tickets at the bottom of the box, and may wish to cultivate the sentiment during the holidays.
As the name implies, this method is like buying a lottery. As a participant, we only need to join the lottery organized by each theater or third-party website in advance, and receive the results two hours before the show. In general, one participant can choose to take two or fewer tickets. If you are lucky enough to be drawn, you can purchase a very good position (in the orchestra area) at a very low price ($25-$45 per person). Below, let’s take a look at three different types of lottery!
1 Online Draw/Digital Broadway Lottery
This is probably the most convenient way to participate. Just search for the show website you want to see, and log in when lottery is open. In order to better see the lottery open time, you can also download the app named TodayTix in advance, and then register to log in. After being announced to win lottery, we have 60 minutes to complete the online purchase, then you can go to the theater as usual and enjoy the audio-visual feast~
2- line draw/In-Person Lottery
Although many people choose to participate online, there are still some people who like traditional methods. About 3 hours before the performance, we need to fill in the physical lottery ticket at the theater, provide the name and the required number of votes, and then put the lottery ticket into the ticket box. Arrive at the scene 30 minutes before the announcement time, just wait for the results! Unlike the online lottery, I have to count on the announced scene, and sometimes just cash only~ If the online lottery is not successful, you can use this as a plan b!
3 mobile lottery / Mobile Lottery
If you don’t have time to use your computer or arrive at the scene, you can use the TodayTix app directly on your mobile phone to participate in the lucky draw. Every day at midnight, 3-6 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows will be released on the app, and the lucky draw can be held up to 4 hours before the show starts. After entering the app, select the Filters at the top right to select the date, the type and location of the show, and don’t forget to check the Lottery/Rush. The way to announce is to inform the winner via the mobile phone’s push information or email, according to the different theaters. Policy, we can pay directly through the app or need to arrive at the theater to pay.
Understand how to participate, let’s take a look at which Broadway Shows are the way to buy lottery.
1 put the Lottery the day before the show begins
The following shows can participate in lottery one day before the official performance, and check if they won lottery on the morning of the show day.
3 The Lion King
2 shows this week’s Lottery
You can choose to participate in lottery for different days of the week, and the winner will receive a notification the day before the selected date~
1 Kinky Boots
2 The Book of Mormon
4 Mean Girls
3 show the Lottery on the day of the show
Participate in lottery on the day of the show and know the results a few hours before the show begins~
1 The Phantom of the Opera
2 Pretty Woman
3 The Band’s Visit
5 School of Rock
7 Dear Evan Hansen
8 My Fair Lady
9 Once on This Island
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Although the reason is similar to Lottery, it is to be seen , but Rush tickets must be issued on the day of the show, and on a first-come, first-served basis, most of the theaters will open for sale, and will start selling Rush tickets.
There are two types of Rush tickets: one is General Rush, which means tickets that everyone can grab; the other is Student Rush, which is a ticket that can only be grabbed with a valid student ID.
Compared to Lottery, if you want to grab Rush tickets smoothly, you have to pay more. You need to get up early in the morning and get to the theater. But as long as you arrive early, you must buy it. If you want to know more about the doorway of Rush tickets, you can go to this website for the latest news: http://www.playbill.com/article/broadway-rush-lottery-and -standing-room-only-policies-com-116003
TKTS is a service of the non-profit Theatre Development Fund (TDF) that sells discount tickets for the day. TKTS tickets usually have a 20%-50% discount, and there are three ticketing locations in NYC – Times Square, South Street Seaport and Lincoln Center. Friends who want to participate can only purchase TKTS if they go to any location. Discount Broadway tickets.
Although there are many restrictions, this method of purchase is very suitable for children’s shoes that are not arranged in advance. Of course, such tickets are also available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to use this method, you should go to the queue early.
1 Times Square Booth
This ticketing point in Times Square is the most popular, located below the red staircase at Father Duffy Square, on 47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue.
In addition to the discount ticket for the day, you can also purchase the original price ticket for the day, the original price ticket for the show and the drama ticket purchased through the “Play Express” channel.
2 South Street Seaport Booth
This ticketing point is located at the intersection of Front Street and John Street at 190 Front Street. Although the team is not as good as the parents of Times Square, it is also relatively far from the Broadway theater.
Here you can buy a discount ticket for the evening show and a discount ticket for the next afternoon show.
3 Lincoln Center Booth
The ticket office in Lincoln Center is located at the Zucker Box Office in David Rubenstin Atrium at 61 West 62nd Street.
Because it is the only indoor TKTS ticketing point, it is the hottest place in the cold and hot summer. Here you can buy a discount ticket for the evening show, a discount ticket for the next afternoon show, and tickets for the Lincoln Center show that day.
Third party website
Today, everything is so electronic, third-party websites are often the first place for people to buy Broadway tickets.
Some sites such as Telecharge and Ticketmaster sell the original price ticket in the same price as the box office, and a website called Headout sells discount tickets ranging from 30% to 60%. Some show discount tickets can also get 10% cashback!
At present, the appropriate deal is The Phatom of The Opera, Christmas special performance Rockettes and so on. You can log in to the official website to view the details.
2 school website
According to Xiaobian, NYU and Columbia students can buy discounted Broadway tickets on the official website of the school. In addition to Broadway tickets, the school website also sells tickets for sports events, cinemas, and school theaters. The ticket purchase process is also very simple, just need to register the account in advance (note that this account is not related to your student account, you need to log in separately), select the show you like, fill in the relevant information, you can buy it! Generally speaking, tickets for placing orders directly on the school website need to be taken in advance from the school’s box office, but it is recommended that you read the purchase instructions carefully to prevent mistakes.
Theatre Development Fund Membership
That’s right, this is the non-profit organization that offers TKTS discount tickets! The main purpose of the TDF organization is to promote the development of art and to ensure that the seats in the theater can be paid for by everyone.
If you are of any of the following identities, you can join TDF, become a member, and enjoy discounts:
Full-time teachers and school staff
Recent graduates (upper age: 26 years old)
Retired employees (no longer working and at least 62 years old)
Federal government-certified disabled
Full-time government staff
Full-time hourly employee
Full-time non-profit organization staff
Full-time art staff
After certifying their identity and applying for and delivering an annual fee of $34 within ten days, members can purchase discount tickets for Broadway, Off-Broadway and theater. Each member can purchase up to 9 tickets per reservation. However, the downside of using this discount is that we can’t choose the seats ourselves, just choose the seating area based on the fixed price of each area.
The two-year Broadway Week is usually held in January and September. During the Broadway week, you can buy tickets for two participating shows at a price. So, Broadway Week is usually used by people to buy Broadway at low prices. A way to get tickets! However, it should be noted that Broadway Week tickets are available for sale at half price.
This year’s Broadway Week date is 1/21-2/11, with 24 different shows participating, and tickets will be available for sale on January 9. Some of the repertoires can refer to the previous Xiaobian recommended for everyone~ (Poke here: “Cultural recommendation|Buy one get one free Broadway Week is back, are you ready?” )
Standing Room Only
If you’ve tried all of the above, you still don’t get a discount ticket, and you really want to see the hot Broadway show, there is a final solution – buy tickets for the Standing Room Only!
As the name suggests, this type of ticket allows you to enter and watch the show throughout the journey. Typically, the standing area is in the last row of the Orchestra or Mezzanine area. Although it is not the most comfortable choice, but the price is really cheap, so if you are in a hurry, buying this SRO ticket can also solve your urgent needs!
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Is there a reason not to experience it?
Whether it is old New Yorker
Still friends who come to New York to play
Broadway can’t be missed!