TKTS Booth Discount Broadway Ticket Stand in Times Square and Lincoln Center That Sells Bargain Tickets and Half Price Broadway Tickets To The Public.
There are currently two operating TKTS ticket booths in New York City and they are both run by the TDF (Theatre Development Fund). The ticket booths are located at Times Square and in Lincoln Center.
Times Square and Lincoln Center TKTS - NOW OPEN
These TKTS ticket booths are now open and are located at
- Times Square: Broadway at West 47th St, New York, NY 10036
- Lincoln Center: Located in: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center at 61 W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023
The booths offer discounted Broadway tickets in NYC for Broadway shows.
South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn TKTS - NOW CLOSED
The TKTS booths that were located in the South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn are now closed
These booths offered discounted Broadway tickets in NYC for Broadway shows.
- South Street Seaport TKTS location was clsoed after hurrican Sandy damage in 2012 and TKTS was too lazy to rebuild
- Downtown Brooklyn location at the Metrotech building was closed because of a lack of ticket sales
Same Day Purchase or Day Before for Matinee Shows
The TKTS ticket stands offer same-day discount tickets to Broadway shows, Off-Broadway, and other arts events at up to 50% off their original prices. The ticket stands make it very convenient to purchase same-day Broadway tickets at a discounted price, so it’s a very popular spot for tourists.
Getting Discount Broadway Tickets In Other Ways
On the flip side, seasoned Broadway theatre goers already know that you can get the same kind of discounts to Broadway shows, but in in advance, by using discount Broadway ticket codes instead. The discount Broadway ticket codes also have more inventory, you can actually pick your seat and have the added advantage of not having to get on a long line in the street in all types of weather.
Other than just patrons looking for discount Broadway Tickets, the line at the Times Square TKTS booth can often besieged by tourist company representatives hawking everything from bus tours to adult clubs, making it a bit of zoo in the heart of the city. This location also has some entertainment to pass the time in the form of "The naked cowboy" who braves all weathers with nothing more than a pair of short shorts to play his guitar and take photos with tourists.
TKTS Booth Locations:
Long Lines, But Big Ticket Discounts At The Half Price Ticket Stand
If you do find yourself at the Times Square TKTS booth and the line is long, don't be too 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 audience attendance than in their heyday, but are still great theatre. Just don't expect the most popular Broadway 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 can find tickets for more popular Broadway shows available at a 20%,30%, 40% and even 50% discount. Note: TKTS always charges an additional $4.00 per ticket service charge.