Discount Broadway Tickets For Hamilton

Hamilton Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
  • Genre: Musical
  • Hamilton is 2 hours and 55 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: July 13, 2015
  • Show Opened : August 6, 2015
  • Show Closes: Open ended

The Broadway smash hit Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton who goes onto become one of the world's greatest political leaders, without ever being President.

Hamilton on Broadway Background

Hamilton is a Broadway musical which focuses on the story of Alexander Hamilton, a U.S statesman whose efforts as George Washington's political adviser led him to success, scandal, and an untimely death.

Hamilton is directed by Thomas Kail (In the Heights, Magic/Bird, Lombardi) and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights, Annie, Bring It On: The Musical). Hamilton earned the Edgerton Foundation 'New American Play Award' and was an instant hit production at the downtown Public Theater. The Public Theater is a NYC theatre incubator which prides itself on artistic development and devotion to theatrical excellence, but with very few hit shows in its quiver.

With the book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Bring It On: The Musical), Hamilton tells the story of America’s founding fathers including Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson. However, in an unusual take on the founding story of the United States, Miranda focuses on Hamilton's identity as an orphan and immigrant who moves to America to seek a better life.

Hamilton engages with audiences by casting black and Latino actors in the show's main roles, which allows people to relate the show to the modern experiences of immigrants and people of color.

Standard Hamilton Ticket Prices:

Hamilton on Broadway has the following standard ticket pricing:

Premium Orchestra Seats: $400 - $949
(These are the 42 best seats in the orchestra)
Regular Orchestra Seats:
Front Mezzanine Seats:
Rear Mezzanine Seats:
$135 - $199

Ticket buyers often face difficulty with buying Hamilton tickets because nearly all the tickets for this show are purchased by ticket brokers, who then resell the tickets for a much higher price. For Lin Manuel-Miranda's last appearance in the lead role at this show (on Saturday July 9th, 2016), the best seats in the house had a face value of $949 and were then resold by a ticket broker for $20,000 each, five hours before curtain time.

Now that Manuel-Miranda is long gone from the show, normal ticket broker markups for Hamilton tickets have resumed and tickets are generally about double of the original face value of the ticket. Buyers can normally expect to pay a ticket broker around $450 for an orchestra ticket that cost them just $235.

Ticket broker prices for mezzanine tickets can vary wildly from $199 to $500, but the tickets only cost the ticket broker less than $200, so the value proposition for mezzanine tickets is all over the place. Many Hamilton tickets have changed hands multiple times and the whole ticket market has become a speculative mess, not unlike the great Tulip bubble of 1634-1637.

Buying Face Value Hamilton Tickets

The Richard Rodgers Theatre sells the standard, face value Hamilton tickets six months ahead of the performance date and on that ticket sale day (for performances 6 months in the future) the line at the ticket box office at the Richard Rodgers theatre is full of ticket brokers and all of their employees, as there is a limit of eight tickets per sale, per person, per day. Regular ticket buyers might get lucky being at the right place at the right time, but the ticket brokers can be quite aggressive, so it is hard for the common man to get Hamilton tickets at face value. Hamilton tickets also go on sale on the Ticketmaster website on the same date as the box office, but ticket brokers prefer the box office as they can avoid all the ticket fees, making their profits even higher. This is the reason why all ticket brokers drive fast cars and drink champagne.

Hamilton Ticket Buying Strategies

The best strategy for regular folk to get Hamilton tickets at a reasonable price is to check with the box office when the next ticket sales cycle will be taking place. Half the Hamilton ticket inventory is sold online and the other half is earmarked to be sold in-person only. Customers can wait diligently on the Ticketmaster website to see the inventory pop up as the online ticket sales often go on sale at midnight on Wednesday nights. The in-person Hamilton ticket inventory is sold at the theatre box office and in-person ticket sales often go on sale at 10AM, but the in-person ticket line starts at 5AM or earlier.

Other Hamilton ticket options on the day of the performance are the ticket lottery, cancellation line or standing room only choices, all of which provide some tickets at a lower price than face value. A last ditch attempt can be to make an offer to a ticket broker outside the theatre five minutes before the show starts, for whatever Hamilton tickets they still have left. Ticket brokers have actually been seen conducting soapbox style Hamilton ticket auctions 200 feet from the theatre, ten minutes before showtime, which is just plain nuts.

What's Hamilton Like?

Following a critically acclaimed 2015 run at the prestigious off-Broadway venue The Public Theater, Hamilton came to Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre in a buzz of excitement in that same year. Hamilton focuses on the story of Alexander Hamilton, who was the right-hand man to George Washington during the birth of the nation. Hamilton was a Revolutionary War hero and became the head of the Treasury during a tough time for the beginning of the American economy, but he was also an orphan born out of wedlock, a rebel fighter, and the victim of the nation’s first sex scandal.

The show innovates not only in terms of the content of the story, but also in the form of the storytelling. The story is told in a musical and modern hip-hop style, and uses actors of color to portray historically white founding fathers. While referencing the diversity in present day America along with the struggles of contemporary immigrants seeking equality in society, Hamilton is an inspirational story about speaking your mind and fighting for your beliefs.

The show's message, along with its stellar cast and innovative music, makes Hamilton an engaging and enlivening theatrical experience that can not be missed.

Is Hamilton Good for Kids?

The show is most appropriate for children over the age of 10. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

Hamilton Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Some discounted Broadway show tickets are sold as part of the Broadway Ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets. 

Lottery Tickets are typically drawn the day before the performance. See the Ticket Lottery Schedule 

Rush tickets are typically valid on-the-same-day of the show. See the Rush Ticket Schedule

Mobile Ticket Lottery

Monday, 10:00am

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 12:00pm 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 10:00am

Purchase the Broadway Discounts Guide to get details on how to get Lottery and Rush Tickets Tonight (if available) for Hamilton.

Theatre Information

Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,324
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Richard Rodgers Theatre Seating Chart

Hamilton Marquee

Hamilton Marquee

Cast Members

Alexander Hamilton
Trey Curtis
George Washington
Nicholas Christopher
Aaron Burr
Daniel Breaker
Eliza Hamilton
Krystal Joy Brown
King George
Euan Morton
Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
James Monroe Iglehart
Angelica Schuyler
Mandy Gonzalez
Peggy Schuyler
Joanna A Jones
James Madison
Wallace Smith
Philip Hamilton
Anthony Lee Medina

Past Cast Members

Alexander Hamilton
Miguel Cervantes
Alexander Hamilton
Lin Manuel-Miranda
Alexander Hamilton
Michael Luwoye
Alexander Hamilton
Javier Munoz
Alexander Hamilton
Austin Scott
George Washington
Bryan Terrell
George Washington
Carvens Lissaint
George Washington
Christopher Jackson
Aaron Burr
Leslie Odom Jr.
Aaron Burr
Brandon Victor Dixon
Eliza Hamilton
Denee Benton
Eliza Hamilton
Lexi Lawson
Eliza Hamilton
Phillipa Soo
King George
Jonathan Groff
King George
Brian D'arcy James
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
Daveed Diggs
Angelica Schuyler
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Peggy Schuyler
Alysha Deslorieux
Peggy Schuyler
Jasmine Cephas Jones
James Madison/Hercules Mulligan
J. Quinton Johnson
James Madison/Hercules Mulligan
Okieriete Onaodowan


Jeffrey Seller

Jill Furman

Sander Jacobs

The Public Theater

Production Credits

General Manager
Andrew Jones
Company Manager
Brig Berney
Technical Supervisor
Hudson Theatrical Associates
Casting Director
Bethany Knox
Advertising Representative
Press Agent
The Press Room
Production Stage Manager
J Philip Bassett

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Thomas Kail
Andy Blankenbuehler
David Korins
Paul Tazewell
Howell Binkley
Nevin Steinberg
Musical Direction & Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire