Discount Broadway Theater Tickets: Secrets To Seeing Shows For Next To Nothing!
Get star struck…with discount Broadway theater tickets! There is no better place on earth to enjoy theater than
NYC! There are hundreds of performances going on daily and nightly, from Broadway to off-Broadway to off-off-Broadway and beyond. Many performers and productions represent new and upcoming artists and playwrights. There is ALWAYS something new and interesting to see!
Although the top Broadway ticket prices can hit the stars, you can enjoy the theater every night of the week, if you want to, with discount Broadway theater tickets!! You can attend performances for free or for a few bucks! Yup, you heard it here first! I’m here to tell you how.
If I catch you paying FULL price, I’ll just...well...see stars! Why? Because with the tools that I've shared with you below, you can stretch your dollar and the number of shows you see. There is almost NO reason to pay full price for ANY show!!
There are a myriad of special clubs and groups from which to get discount Broadway theater tickets…some as low as $4.00 per ticket or free. Check them out here. Why pay more?
Pay a $99 annual fee and receive access to a huge array of complimentary performances including Broadway, off-Broadway, museums, comedy clubs, music, sporting events, etc. Pay a $4 service charge per ticket. This group offers a wide variety of off Broadway, sometimes Broadway, comedy, sports, gourmet and wine events, Met's baseball tickets and more. Certainly well worth the price.
AAA Card (Automobile Association of America)
Show your card and receive discount Broadway theater tickets to many shows. Offerings change seasonally. During the Christmas holiday season you'll see lots of extras including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular!
This is an excellent resource for obtaining discount codes for discount Broadway theater tickets and off-Broadway show tickets.
A free membership gives you access to a host of discount Broadway theater tickets....and other fantastic outings! Amazing site!
Healing Arts Initiative
Provides very low-cost and discount Broadway show tickets for those that require physical accessibility, people with all disabilities, and the 'On the Go' senior guide provides information on senior discounts. You'll also find helpful information including locations of passenger loading zones, theaters that offer wheelchair seating, accessible toilets, transportation for people with disabilities in specially- designed Omni buses, and more. HAI (Healing Arts Initiative) provides cultural access through music, dance, theater and the visual arts, reaching out to the frail elderly, mentally and physically disabled, seriously ill children at health and social service facilities, and youth in grades K – 12. Click on the link above to explore the variety of available services.
High 5 Tix
Teens can get $5 tickets to a whole slew of theaters, museums, and concerts. One adult or friend can accompany each teen for the same $5! Given that it costs $20 to simply walk into the Museum of Modern Art (can you believe it?!), this is a real find! Also, Blue Man Tubes is featured for 1 cent several times a year! (No it's not a typo!) Check their site often as popular shows and events sell out very quickly. This is a great source for students looking for discount Broadway theater tickets plus!
Young professionals, ages 18 - 35, can obtain $20-$25 advance tickets to any shows at the Roundabout Theater Company (includes facility fee). Membership, which is free, also includes invitations to post-show parties with Broadway stars!
Hit Show Club
Discount Broadway theater tickets (and off Broadway too!), some with restaurants also!
Kids' Night on Broadway
Young people, ages 6-18, can see a participating Broadway show for FREE when accompanied by a full-paying adult!! Kids' Night on Broadway is now year-round and takes place on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Also, participating restaurants will offer a free entrée for each child accompanied by an adult who purchases a regularly-priced entrée. This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your children to Broadway. Your kids will also benefit by seeing so many other kids enjoying the arts!
Receive a daily e-mail reflecting deep "theatre doorbuster" discounts. Offers available at 8am through 3pm that day (at the end of lunch).
New York Show Tickets
A ticket clearinghouse that offers 45% discounts, buy-one, get-one-free deals, and rush tickets.
School Theater Ticket Program
You can access their website to order discount broadway show tickets. Or, you pick up their coupons in libraries and schools and bring to theater box offices or call the box office to obtain your tickets. You’ll find discounts to most of the top run Broadway and off-Broadway shows.
Get half price tickets to theater, music, sports, comedy, family and other events. Just register your e-mail and you'll receive notices of available events including many discount broadway theater tickets.
You'll find discount Broadway show tickets and off Broadway show tickets for a large variety of productions. Super choices!
Pay $99 per year and receive access to a daily roster of complimentary shows, sporting events, comedy clubs, concerts, lectures, dance recitals and more. Pay $4.00 service charge per ticket. The annual fee pays for itself with the first use. This is my favorite club. Last year we attended many basketball games, the circus, a comedy club, a cabaret performance, and several Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Even if you are visiting for one week, it pays to join. Check daily and continually; but usually after 1:00 pm. If you find what you want, buy it immediately because events can sell out within minutes. You will have a wider selection of off-Broadway theater for most of the time, but items pop up all the time!
SCORE BIG! is a revolutionary new way to save 10-70% off great tickets to the best sports, concert and theater events and more. As a member, you have access to thousands of live events, always pay below retail for every ticket and never pay any fees. Become a member today...FREE!
Student Rush Tickets and Standing Room Only
Student rush and standing room only tickets offer a great opportunity to see awesome shows at very discounted prices. Tickets are available either when the box office opens or a few hours before the show begins. Expect to pay about $20-25 per ticket. I recommend calling the box office in advance.
Buy four vouchers for $36 and gain access to a list of off-off Broadway plays, and music and dance events featuring emerging talent.
Theater Development Fund
Pay a $30 annual fee and log on to a vast array of great Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, concerts, dance recitals, etc. The Catch? You must be a full-time student, full-time teacher, union member, retiree, civil service employee, staff member of a not-for-profit organization, performing arts professional, or a member of the armed forces or clergy. Broadway shows are about $30, depending on the show and there is usually a good selection. This is well worth the investment. I've been a member for years and have seen a lot of top hits with this discount group.
Get great discount codes that you can redeem when buying theater tickets at the theater, online, or via telephone.
You can use Ticketmaster to purchase theater tickets to just about any show, but in particular, when you have obtained coupons for discounts. I prefer to go to the box offer to avoid the fees, but, sometimes you have no choice. You can also use your AAA card to obtain a discount through Ticketmaster!
Now you don't have to wake up early, run to the theater, and wait on line to get a rush ticket. The mobile app TodayTix has launched a new platform which allows you to access a limited number of discounted day-of tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.
TKTS Discount Booths
The Theater Development Fund offers 3 discount ticket booths for day-of-performance tickets only. You’ll save from 20-50% on each ticket; usually 50%. You'll find a huge selection of discount Broadway theater (and off-Broadway) tickets at these booths. Get to the booths early. The lines are long but they move very quickly. And...I've met some really nice people on these lines! Download the free official TKTS app (www.tdf.org/tktsapp) for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 7, the Official TKTS app, only way to get fast, accurate, real-time listings of all Broadway and Off Broadway shows available at the world-famous TKTS Discount Booths.
You might wonder why I've included this site. No, it's not a mistake! I encourage you to check out this site by using the URL provided above, click on "Entertainment Deals," and finally on "New York City." You'll be able to choose from a host of great discount Broadway theater ticket offers!
Become a volunteer usher, even just once, and get a FREE
TICKET to a show!! (This is the ultimate in discount Broadway theater tickets!:>) Contact the theater of interest and begin enjoying shows for free! Consider that you’ll meet people who frequent theater, make new friends, and get tips on what shows are worth attending!
The American Airlines Theater (Broadway)
227 West 47 Street
STUDIO 54 (Broadway)
254 W. 54th Street
Sign-up on Saturdays between 5:00 and 6:00 pm
Astor Place Theater (Blue Man Group)
434 Lafayette Street
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
W. 55 Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Irish Repertory Theater
132 W. 22 Street
The Joyce Theater (Dance Concerts)
175 Eighth Avenue
Laura Pells Theatre
111 W. 46th Street
212-719-9393, ext 523
New York Theatre Workshop
79 E. Fourth Street
416 W. 42 Street
Second State Theatre
307 W. 43 Street
212-787-8302, Extension 216
Signature Theatre Company
555 W. 42nd Street
York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street)
212-935-5824, Extension 15
FREE SUMMER THEATER
There is a huge number of free theater events that are offered throughout the summer. Take advantage of these spectacular offerings often featuring well known actors and actresses.
Hudsonware House Theater Company
North Patio of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
West 89th Street and Riverside Drive
The Hudson Warehouse presents the classics in exciting productions inspired by our past and relevant to our present day. Free. No tickets required--just show up!
Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot
Municipal Parking Lot
Ludlow Street at Broome Street
Just like it says, enjoy Shakespeare, FREE, in the parking lot!
Shakespeare in the Park
Delacorte Theater in Center Park
Enter at Central Park West and 81 Street
This is perhaps the most famous and well known of NYC's Summer Theater. Expect to see great acting by the likes of Al Pacino and others. The morning of each performance day, a line forms for free tickets at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Tickets are distributed at noon, 2 per person, while supplies last. Free tickets are also distributed online each performance day by random drawing via the Shakespeare in the Park Virtual Ticketing system. There are separate lines for accessible tickets for senior citizens (65+) and patrons with disabilities.
Click the link above for the schedule and all details.
By Foot: Use your handy street map and follow the easiest route to the theater.
Discount Broadway theater tickets and volunteer ushering really provide you with the opportunity to see as many shows as you please! Don't see a show unless you use discount Broadway theater tickets--you can use the save money to see another show!