How to Get Discount Tickets To a Broadway Show in Advance


Broadway ticket prices can range from a hundred dollars to hundreds of dollars, and many fans simply cannot afford it. You can see a Broadway show with a significant discount, but this can involve long lines, last-minute rush or student tickets. For those hoping to get their discount tickets in advance there are a few ways to "beat the system."

  • Visit the New York Show Tickets website, which includes a list of available discount Broadway tickets. You can purchase tickets through this site with a paid membership, which as of 2011 can cost as low as $4. Most of the discounts on this site come from free discount codes that you can also find in other ways.

  • Obtain a discount code by searching online or in e-mail newsletters from sites such as Playbill or Theater Mania. Enter these codes into the discount code box when purchasing tickets. If you can still not find an appropriate option, check for official discounted tickets through the show's box office.

  • Purchase standing room only (SRO) or partial-view tickets from the official ticket source. Standing room will require you to stand throughout the entire show, but often you will have a decent view. Ushers may allow standing room ticket holders to take empty seats, but this is the exception. Partial-view tickets offer seats that may have part of the stage obstructed or be at a bad angle.

  • Decide upon the show and source of your tickets, specifiying title, date and time. For instance, you have decided to purchase partial-view tickets to a performance of "Wicked" on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m.

  • Purchase tickets and select whether to have them mailed or picked up at the box office. Depending on your selected method of obtaining the tickets, you may have to have them mailed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Broadway shows are typically closed on Mondays.
  • Any and all of these methods may have a limited date selection.
  • Be wary of discount sites that offer deals too good to be true---they probably are. Stick to established ticket sites or those linked from official show websites.

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