The discount ticket booth offers same-day tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, and other arts events at up to 50% off their original prices. The line is long, but don't be discouraged because it moves quickly and that gives you time to decide which show you want tickets for. You'll find a board up at the front that lists what shows are available that day. Discount tickets that are available at the booth are generally for Broadway shows on the wane, which are getting much lower audiences than in their heyday, but are still great theatre. Just don't expect the most popular shows to be available -- because if they can fill the seats at full price, there is no reason why they would sell them for half the value. However, you will sometimes find tickets for more popular shows available at a 25% or 35% discount.
Times Square Booth
The main discount ticket booth is located in Duffy Square, which is in the heart of Times Square, at Broadway and 47th Street. On Mondays through Saturdays you can purchase same-day tickets for evening shows between 3PM and 8PM, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays you can buy matinee tickets between 10AM and 2PM. On Sundays, the booth sells matinee tickets from 11AM to 3PM, and tickets for evening shows from 3PM until closing.
PLEASE NOTE! As of May 2, 2006, Duffy Square is being renovated, so the booth has been temporarily relocated a block away, tucked into a spot by the Marriott Marquis Hotel. You will find it on 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue (but closer to Broadway). You may also see some people in front of the hotel wearing "tkts Staff" T-shirts who can help direct you to the booth if you're having trouble finding it. The same hours listed above apply at the temporary location.
South Street Seaport
There is an additional discount ticket booth downtown at the South Street Seaport. It is located at the corner of Front and John Street (at the rear of the Resnick/Prudential Building at 199 Water Street). The booth is open Mondays through Fridays from 11AM to 6PM, Saturdays from 11AM to 7PM, and Sundays from 11AM to 4PM. Please note that at this location tickets for Wednesday matinees are sold only on Tuesdays, and Saturday matinee tickets can only be purchased on Friday. Sunday matinee tickets are sold on Saturdays from 11AM to 4PM.
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Getting Discount Tickets In Advance
If you don't have time to wait in line at the discount ticket booth, or you just want the ease of knowing in advance that you have your theater tickets, our Broadway Ticket Guide has discount codes and other info that can help you get discounted show tickets ahead of time. The cost for 30-day access to the Broadway Ticket Guide is only $4.
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