Seeing a ton of plays can get expensive, but there are SO many ways you can get cheap tickets!
If you go to school or live in New York City, there are so many options for entertainment. One of my (and my mom’s,) favorites is seeing a Broadway show. Tickets can get a bit pricey but there are a few ways to win seats for really, really, low prices. Broadway fans, get ready to jump for joy!
Rush Tickets, don’t be intimidated!
TKTS is one of the best ways to get reduced-price tickets for some of the hottest shows. In New York, there are four main locations: Times Square, South Street Seaport, Lincoln Center, and Brooklyn. My mom and I will sometimes wake up super early (like, you have to be there sometimes at 7 AM, especially when it is the height of tourist season) to get to one of the TKTS booths. There are opportunities to buy tickets to shows the same-day, usually in the evening, or a next-day matinee.
The best thing about buying seats from TKTS is that they are often reduced by at least 50%!!!!! This is awesome for anyone on a budget. The shows change pretty much daily. TKTS offers tickets to plays, musicals, dance shows and some other miscellaneous shows. Rushing tickets is great if you love the feeling of getting a great deal with an adrenaline surge. I would totally recommend.
You could also play a game of chance and enter a ton of lotteries….
Anyone who NEEDS to see Hamilton knows that entering the daily lottery is probably the easiest way to get in. Of course, Hamilton is so popular that it is near impossible to win tickets. Your chances are like one in ten thousand or something like that. With other shows though, it is fairly easy to win tickets.
I always just search “Broadway Lotteries” and different shows come up. I have entered (and won) Cats, On Your Feet!, and Kinky Boots. I just started entering the lotteries a few weeks ago and I have already gotten several chances to go see the shows. Some of these options are a little pricier than others, but most of them range between ten and forty dollars. Not so bad for tickets that usually cost hundreds.
Now, get out there and see some shows! Treat yo’self to some cheap Broadway tickets!!