If you don’t want to pay the full price to see a Broadway show in New York, check the TKTS discount!!!
What are the rates for Broadway show tickets?
The Broadway tickets are 40 to 50 % off the original price.
For the Chicago show, you can find tickets priced between $64 and $125 according to the seating.
What kind of shows can you book with TKTS?
You can gain access to all Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
The only issue is that people usually reserve the most wanted shows like, The Lion King, Chicago, or West Side Story, as a result very few of these shows are available at TKTS.
Unfortunately, it’s like an everyday lottery.
Where is TKTS located in New York?
There are 2 TKTS locations:
– Times Square: Father Duffy Square, Broadway & 47th Street
– Lincoln Center : at the David Rubenstein Atrium, 62nd Street.
What’s the trick to getting cheap show tickets?
The best tip I can give you is to come 30 to 45 minutes before the Times Square TKTS opens to make sure you are one of the first in line and score more show options.
The second best tip is to try the Lincoln Center location since fewer people go there, and the shows offered are the same!!!
And finally, the last tip is to look at their smartphone application since some shows are already listed a day before.
How does it work at the TKTS booth?
When you have reached the booth, tell the agent what show you are interested in. The shows are usually listed on a screen panel and you just have to make your choice.
Keep in mind that you are booking a show for the same evening or the following morning.
What are the business hours?
Times Square :
For evening performances: every day from 3 pm to 8 pm, except Wednesday and Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm.
For evening performances:
Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.
Booking your tickets now on the internet, it’s also possible:
If you’re concerned about not getting tickets with TKTS, since the shows are updated every day hence the shows offered may vary, it’s recommended to reserve your tickets right away.
Here are the pros and cons:
– Cons: you’ll pay full price with no discount of 50 or 30% off.
– Pros: you’ll have your tickets for the desired show
– Pros: you can pay right away
– Pros: you can book to see the show according to your schedule.
If you are impatient and are concerned that you won’t be able to see the show you want, then here’s a non-exhaustive list of shows in New York available to reserve now.