Broadway Ticket Lottery

Daily Broadway Ticket Lottery and Rush Ticket Schedule and Calendar

Every day there are discounted Broadway show tickets sold as part of the Broadway ticket lotteries or as RUSH tickets. Tickets are only valid on-the-same-day of the drawing. The following is the daily schedule of the ticket lottery and RUSH ticket pricing and availability for each Broadway show that offers the service.

About the In Person Broadway Ticket Lottery
The in-person Broadway lottery is used by less shows every year, but a few shows still offer this service. The times listed on the schedule are the exact times that the in-person ticket lottery drawings are drawn. The box office 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 Broadway 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.
About the Online Broadway Ticket Lottery
The online Broadway lottery is the new-kid-on-the-block that has been adopted by most shows due to its low-cost of operation and the amount of lottery entrants that each show gets - valuable data for them to pitch other offers to in future. The times on the above schedule are the exact times that the online ticket lottery drawings start. Winners will be notified via email shortly after lottery ends. Winners will have a 60 minute window to claim and pay for their tickets online with a credit card. A person can request a maximum of one or two tickets.
About the Mobile Broadway Ticket Lottery
The mobile Broadway show ticket lottery has been adopted to try to get more millennials to go to Broadway shows. The service can only be used by mobile phone users that must install a lottery app on their phone to get access. Broadway shows then take the users phone data and will pitch them more Broadway show offers. The mobile lottery solution is also very convenient for tourists who are visiting the city, but seems to make the process too easy, which can reduce revenue for the show at the box office.

Winning the lottery doesn't mean free Broadway tickets, but you do get to buy them at heavily discounted rate, usually around $25. On a few occasions, Broadway shows have held their ticket lotteries at local stores (such as McDonald's and the M&Ms Store), but in general, the Broadway lotteries are usually held at the show's box office, at the theatre, online at the official website and on mobile phones.
About General Rush
For General Rush, we list the specified 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 two 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
About Digital Rush
A limited number of tickets are available at a big discount online on the morning of desired performance. Similar to the mobile ticket lottery, you can only sign up by downloading the app onto your mobile device. You may need to have a social media account to get access to these tickets. The show will ask you to “spread the word” by sharing a post about the show on your social media through their app on your mobile device. Once you have shared the post on your social media, the digital rush feature will become available to you on the app on your mobile device. Unfortunately, desktop computer users cannot get access to the digital rush.