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Discount Broadway Tickets - Many Ways To Get Broadway Tickets For Less

There are actually over 14 different ways of getting discounted Broadway show tickets to the top shows including Hamilton, Wicked and Book of Mormon

Discount tickets to Broadway shows are available in many different forms. Click to see the latest list of types and prices on the discount broadway tickets list. There is often a special discount for any top Broadway show, despite its popularity. The hands-down best ticket buying method is discount ticket codes, these can get you a great discount without a lot of effort, well in advance of the performance date. If you are a student you can use student rush but general rush is available for the rest of us that have the time to rush around. If you don't mind waiting outside in the line for a couple of hours in Times Square, on the day of the show the tkts TDF ticket booth may be for you. If you don't mind standing up for the whole show then standing room only can get you into a top show for very little money, despite being a bit uncomfortable, but you can often get seated by an usher in there is a no-show. If you are feeling lucky then Broadway lottery tickets might be just your speed and you can find the lottery schedule right here. You can also buy Broadway tickets online for face value from the official ticket vendor, but if you buy them in-person at the theatre box office you can avoid paying ticketing fees to Ticketmaster or Telecharge. You can use discount codes online, but if you use the discount codes at the box office, you will be getting the very best deal possible, no transaction fees coupled with a great discount offer. When these methods fail, you can still get lower-priced tickets from Broadway ticket broker tickets that are on the secondary ticket market, just by getting your ticket-buying timing right. Some partial view tickets are discounted a little, but not enough to make them compelling. You can get access to more ticket inventory by going in-person to the theatre box office, as they often have tickets that are not available online or over the phone. To see the latest list of Broadway show discounts available please see the discount broadway tickets list

Broadway Tickets Come In Various Forms

Ticket Codes for Discount Broadway Tickets

Broadway Ticket Discount Codes

Discount ticket codes and coupons are available for most Broadway shows and are distributed for marketing purposes to generate ticket sales and marketing buzz for the Broadway show. This is the most popular method of getting a discount to Broadway tickets and you can get them well in advance of the show date. The discount is usually up to 50% on the regular ticket price.
To see the list of current Broadway show discount offers CLICK HERE
For more information of this kind of discount see BROADWAY DISCOUNT CODES
In Person Broadway Ticket Lottery

In Person Ticket Lottery

the most popular Broadway shows sell some of their best orchestra tickets at bargain prices via a daily in-person lottery. Members of the public can turn up at the theatre on the day of the show to enter for the ticket lottery. The prices of the tickets range between $25 and $40 and the original ticket price can be well over $200 per ticket. The seats are often very good. and these seats offer greats avings. The schedule link below identifies which Broadway shows have ticket lotteries and at what time they are drawn.
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Lottery Schedule
Online Broadway Ticket Lottery

Online Ticket Lottery

In order to streamline their ticketing operations, many Broadway shows are now switching from the In-person ticket lottery to the online ticket lottery. This allows the public to enter up to 7 days before the actual performance, instead of just on-the-day. There is still a limited amount of these tickets, but the savings on the full price ticket can be worth it. Ticket prices range from $10 to $40. Note: You only have to pay if you win and you can still pick up the ticket in person, but you must have ID.
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Lottery Schedule
General RUSH Tickets for discount Broadway Tickets

General RUSH

Started by the Broadway show Rent many years ago, rush tickets are available to anyone who has the time to go and wait on line at the theatre on the day of the show. These discount tickets are often for the top Broadway Shows. They create a marketing buzz and reward true fans of the show. They are usually very good seats and offered at around $25, on the day of the show. However, not all Broadway shows participate.
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General RUSH Schedule
Student RUSH Tickets For Discount Broadway Tickets

Student RUSH Tickets

These discount Broadway tickets are only for full-time students. Students are allowed to buy two tickets to a Broadway show and the second person that goes with them does not have to be student. These tickets are usually around $25. These are often good seats with great views of the stage. The inventory is often not very high, so ticket availability is limited. A valid current student ID is required. These tickets must be paid for in cash and they can only be bought on the day of the show.
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Partial View Broadway Tickets

Partial View Tickets

Because many of the Broadway theatres are over 100 years old, they weren't designed with average modern theatergoers in mind. Seats can sometimes be cramped, have poor viewing angles, physical and visual obstructions or poor audio. The show producers often recognize this failing and may discount the ticket an appropriate amount. Ticket brokers have been known to repackage these "Partial View" tickets and resell them for full price on eBay. Tickets are marked "PARTIAL VIEW."
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Corporate Offers

Employee Discount Programs

Many employee perk companies provide discount Broadway tickets to employees of approved organizations as a company employee perk. Broadway producers can afford to be more generous in terms of discounts to these types of organizations as they do not run the risk of diluting the value of their tickets for their show or affect regular or premium priced ticket sales in this protected vertical market. The ticket prices on these types of corporate programs can vary.
TKTS - Half Price Ticket Stand for Discount Broadway Tickets

TKTS Booth - Half Price Ticket Stand

Discount Broadway tickets are available at the TKTS booth that is run by the Theatre Development Fund (TDF). The Broadway tickets are only good for the same day of purchase and only for whatever tickets are left after all the other discount Broadway ticket options are exhausted. There are four discount ticket stands across the City. Tourists often arrive 2 hours prior to opening and although it’s no longer a 50% discount, it is still a bargain and can be fun waiting in line.TKTS TICKETS BOOTH
Email Offers

Broadway Ticket Offers In Email

Broadway shows send out discount promotions for tickets via e-mail. There are a variety of email lists to get on to get these offers. Often, these offers are email only and the various companies are asked not to post them on a static web page, so you will need to be on the list to get the deal.
Daily deal web sites like Groupon and LivingSocial also have these types of offers but we recommend the services below.
Charity Broadway Tickets

Charity Tickets

Specially discounted or free Broadway tickets are given to charity groups affiliated with certain agencies and other Broadway related charities. These charities then resell or auction the ticket to their members to raise proceeds for their charity. It is not always for the Broadway top shows, but these discount tickets are very well priced.
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Wednesday Matinee Discount Broadway Tickets

Wednesday Matinee Discounts

Broadway tickets were traditionally discounted on Wednesday matinees to bring senior citizens from Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey into the City to the Broadway shows. Now, anyone can get these discounted tickets, but the actual discount isn't that big anymore, but they often discount the top Broadway shows.
Starving artist Discount Broadway Tickets

Starving Artist Tickets

Out of work actors and other "creative" types in New York City can get these kinds of discount Broadway tickets. These tickets are usually distributed through art and cultural institutions, but associate members can also get them. Participating groups include FIT, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York Film Academy and other NYC acting schools.
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Cancelled or Refunded Tickets

Officially speaking, Broadway shows do not offer refunds on Broadway tickets. However, there are a few ways to get a ticket refunded and when they do, the tickets go back to the box office, which then has to resell them. Sometimes, they have to resort to discounting the ticket to sell it. This is most often seen with a premium ticket, which is then resold for regular ticket price. This can sometimes be a difference of hundreds of dollars in price.
Broadway Loyalty Programs

Loyalty Programs / Audience Rewards

Regular theatergoers will find that there are a couple of audience loyalty programs available. Both programs provide points for every dollar spent on Broadway show tickets. The programs allow the user to use their points to get free tickets. The catch is that these discount Broadway tickets can only be used by the buyer, are not transferable and the points expire. The real-world cash value of these programs is about 1% discount.
Broadway Week

Broadway Week - 2 for 1 Tickets

New York City and Company offers Broadway show tickets at a 2 for 1 price, which is essentially a 50% discount on tickets. This promotion runs twice a year during Broadway Week, which is set during the slowest Broadway sales periods at the end of January and late September. These ticket discounts are popular and inventory runs out quite quickly. There are also other outlets that do a 2 for 1 offer at various times of the year.
Broadway Theatre House Seats

House Seats Resold as Regular Tickets

House seats are tickets that have been reserved by the theatre for their own use. They are usually the best seats in the house and if they were sold normally, they would be classified as a premium ticket. The users of these tickets can include show producers, agency staff, actors or their families. If the curtain-up time is approaching and these tickets have not been given out, the box office will sell them at the regular ticket price, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars over the premium ticket price, not quite discount Broadway tickets.
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Group Discounts - Discount Broadway Tickets

Group Discounts

Groups of 10 people or more can get discounts on Broadway tickets ranging from $5 - $20 off each ticket, even for the sold-out top shows when no other discounts are being offered anywhere.
Also, groups have a unique benefit of not having to pay for their tickets until closer to the show date, something no other Broadway patron can get. This means that groups can get the tickets first, before paying for them and then they can round up their troops to pay. Of course, if payment isn't made by an agreed date, the group tickets will be cancelled.
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Premium Broadway tickets sold for regular price

Premium Tickets Sold for Regular Price

To stop ticket brokers buying up the best tickets, Broadway producers now offer "premium tickets" which are the best seats in the theatre, with a much higher price than the regular ticket price. The only problem is that sometimes the premium seat is not sold, which means the box office will sell the ticket on the day of the performance for the regular face value, which is significantly less than premium, sometimes hundreds of dollars. If they still don't sell, they may drop the price even further, below face value, which is even more of a bargain.
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Alternative Types Of Broadway Ticket Bargains

Credit Card Exclusive Broadway Offers

Credit Card Exclusive Offers

Credit card companies including American Express, Visa and MasterCard leverage their relationship with the Broadway theatres and pre-reserve blocks of Broadway tickets that go on sale only to their card holders at big discounts. The programs include American Express - Preferred Seating /Presale, MasterCard Broadway Membership. The credit companies can afford to take a loss-leader on the ticket sales as it provides the appearance of exclusivity.
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Second Acting

Much to the chagrin of Broadway Show theatre managers everywhere, Jim Halpert and his "then" girlfriend Karen Filippelli, in NBC's The Office, season three in 2007, demonstrates how to do "Second Acting" - the art of getting into a Broadway show for free during the intermission by following in the smokers as they return to the theatre. "Second Acting" can also be done by becoming friendly with the ushers, who may let you sit in a seat that was not occupied in the first act.
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Kids Night on Broadway

Kids Night On Broadway

Kids can get free tickets to kid-friendly Broadway shows on the monthly event Kids Night on Broadway. The deal is run by The Broadway League. The only catch is that the accompanying adult has to buy the full price Broadway show ticket (for the same show) to get the free ticket for a child. It's really a 50% overall discount on the ticket price masquerading as a free ticket deal. Nonetheless, it is still a bargain for families that is not to be missed and it runs every month.
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TDF Theatre Development Fund

TDF Membership and the TKTS Booth

The TDF (Theatre Development Fund) is a non-profit organization that develops the theatrical arts and provides services to theatres, playwrights and Broadway patrons. By becoming a member, this will provide access to discounts on Broadway tickets that are not advertised or published anywhere else. The TDF also operates the TKTS ticket booth in four locations across NYC including the Times Square Ticket Booth
Broadway Papering Services - audience extras

Papering Services

When Broadway shows need audience badly (a new show, a new lead in a show or even a box-office disaster), Broadway producers will turn to "papering" services to distribute free tickets to their show. The service doesn't promote these tickets online to protect the regular ticket sales from the box office, but they can fill the theatre with willing and engaged Broadway fans, who usually get the tickets for free, or pretty close to free.
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Standing Room Only - SRO for Discount Broadway Tickets

Standing Room Only - SRO

A cheap way to see a Broadway show is to go "standing room only." You may have to stand for the whole show and there is no guarantee of getting an actual seat, but these ticket discounts are often quite large and they are for popular Broadway shows. Often seats get freed up during the show and the usher will seat you. Expect to pay around $25, its only suitable for those who can stand for two hours, so buyer beware.
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