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Chicago Lottery, TKTS, Rush, and SRO policies

Chicago Broadway Tickets


Apart from getting discounted tickets online, you can also get Broadway tickets for cheap via TKTS booths or Digital Lottery. You can also try your luck with RUSH or Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets, which are also sold at reduced rates!

Chicago on TKTS

TKTS NYC Discount Booths offer a variety of Broadway and Off Broadway tickets at 20% to 50% off regular prices. Tickets can only be purchased in person - on the day of the performance for evening shows, or the day prior for matinee performances. Seats are assigned at the discretion of the TKTS booth attendant and may be partial view.

TKTS obtains its inventory directly from theaters, based upon how a particular show’s tickets are selling at full-price. “Chicago” TKTS tickets are often available. For additional information on how TKTS works, see this in-depth guide to the four TKTS booths.


Chicago Lottery Tickets

For those willing to try their luck, entering a lottery can be a great way to score discount Broadway tickets. A handful of theaters host live, same-day ticket drawings a couple hours before performance time. These require your presence and a bit of patience; but, to many, the reward is well worth it.

Currently, there are no “Chicago” lottery tickets available.


Chicago Rush Tickets

RUSH tickets are same-day tickets, usually sold at a highly discounted price. Broadway general RUSH tickets can be purchased by anyone, while student RUSH tickets are restricted for students only. All RUSH tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are sold in limited quantities, usually only for performances that do not sell out on their own at regular price. RUSH tickets are subject to any other constraints determined by the provider.

“Chicago” RUSH tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, when the box office opens.

Price: $36.50 each
How: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.
Where: Ambassador Theatre Box Office
Payment Method: Cash or Credit card.
ID: Photo ID compulsory
Tickets Per Person: Limit of 2 tickets per person
Seat Locations: Subject to daily availability and discretion of box office. Please note, you may receive tickets which have a partial view of the staged.


Chicago Standing Room Tickets

Standing Room tickets for “Chicago” will be sold on the day of the show, only after the has sold out. Patrons can line up outside the theater on performance days, when the box office opens. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, as they become available throughout the day. Tickets are priced at $26.50, with a limit of two per person. Payment can be made via cash or credit card and has a limit of 2 tickets per person.


FAQs


Q: Can I purchase Chicago tickets using the TKTS app, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at one of the four booth locations.

Q: Is the Ambassador Theater accessible by wheelchair?
A: The theater is accessible by wheelchair.

Q: Is the ticket price for children different than the adult price?
A: No, children require a full-priced ticket as well.

Q. Is “Chicago” appropriate for young children?
A. We recommend that young audience members be at least 13 years old to attend a performance of Chicago.

Q: What time should I arrive at the theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.

Q: Can I take photographs of Chicago the musical?
A: Absolutely NO recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.

Q: Are there concession stands inside the theatre?
A: Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy and show merchandise are available. No food from outside is allowed into the theatre.

Q: What do I wear to the show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Semi formal or smart casual is recommended.

Q: Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase "Chicago" discount tickets?
A: When booking with Headout, you will get to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view. However, if you opt to try and win lottery tickets, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the box office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

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