Broadway RUSH and Lottery Ticket - Daily Schedule Planner
Planner to help you determine where to go at what time to get RUSH and Lottery tickets to Broadway Shows
On each day of the week Broadway shows offer discounted tickets via Rush and Ticket lotteries. The following is the schedule of what each Broadway show offers each day in these specially discounted tickets:
General RUSH Tickets - Tickets Usually Around $25-$30
For General Rush, we have specified the time that the box office begins selling the tickets. General Rush is first come first served. This means that you may need to arrive to get in line well before the time that the tickets are actually sold, depending upon the popularity of the show. If possible, we recommend dropping by the box office a day or two before you plan to try for General Rush tickets and asking the box office attendant what time they would recommend you arrive. A greater chance of success in getting the Broadway RUSH tickets can be garnered by coming when it is quieter on midweek days, in the winter, or in bad weather. If 2 shows have the same posted time, then groups might want to split up as each person is usually allowed to buy 2 tickets (though sometimes there is a 1 ticket limit) if they get the opportunity to buy RUSH tickets.
Broadway Ticket Lottery - Tickets Usually Around $25-$30
The times on the schedule are the exact times that the ticket lottery drawings are held. The box office actually begins taking names for the lottery 30 minutes prior to the drawing time listed on the schedule, but technically you don't need to arrive more than a few minutes before the drawing takes place - just enough time to fill out a piece of paper with your name and the number of tickets you need (you are allowed 1 or 2). A greater chance of success in the ticket lotteries can be garnered by coming when fewer people are there to enter it - lotteries tend to be a bit quieter on midweek days, in the winter, or in bad weather.
If two shows have the same posted lottery drawing time, then groups should split up as each person is usually allowed to buy 2 tickets if they win the lottery tickets. Obviously, winning the lottery doesn't mean free Broadway tickets, but you get to buy them at heavily discounted rate, usually around $25. On a few occasions, there have been Broadway shows that have held their ticket lotteries at local shops (such as McDonald's and the M&Ms Store), but in general lotteries are held at the show's box office.
| Specific Show Requirements and Availability
More details on the specific offers and the requirements for each of the Broadway show's RUSH and Lottery tickets can be found in our Broadway Insiders Guide, as well as info on which Broadway shows have Student Rush tickets.