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Everything You Need to Know About TKTS Broadway Tickets

New York is home to one of the most prolific theater districts in the world. A thriving industry, last year’s season (2016) attracted over 13.3 million theatergoers and grossed a whopping $1.37 billion. Every day, hundreds of NYC locals and tourists flock to the city’s theaters. Some prefer to plan their theatergoing, others decide last minute, and some are mainly interested in where they can score the best bargain. TKTS discount booths have become a popular destination for theater lovers around the world, made famous by their half-price tickets. There are four TKTS booths in New York City, all of which are owned and operated by the not-for-profit Theatre Development Fund. This in-depth question and answer style post will tell you everything you need to know about scoring discounted TKTS Broadway tickets.

TKTS Availability & Inventory


1. What is a TKTS NYC ticket booth?

2. Which shows are available at TKTS booths?

3. There are several shows that are never on the TKTS board, like “Wicked,” “Jersey Boys” and “The Lion King.” Why is that?

4. What days can I see a matinee show?

5. What days can I see an evening show?

6. Can I purchase tickets for the following day’s show at a TKTS booth?

7. How many tickets am I allowed to buy at once?

8. Do the TKTS booths offer tickets with good seats? Will I get to select the seats from what’s available at the booth?

9. I’ve heard you can get better seats if you go later in the day. Is that true?

10. Can I get wheelchair seats at the TKTS booths?

11. How can I know what tickets will be on sale in advance?

12. Do TKTS booths have rush tickets?

13. Do TKTS booths run lotteries for tickets?

14. Are premium tickets sold at TKTS? (Premium tickets are a reserved for a particular theatre’s best seats, and are thus, priced higher than the rest of a show’s tickets.)

Discounted Tickets For Shows At NYC TKTS Booths


Aladdin
from
$59.5
Chicago
from
$49.5
The Phantom of the Opera
from
$49
Tootsie
from
$69
Waitress
from
$79
Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rock...
from
$46
Drunk Shakespeare
from
$55
Jersey Boys
from
$49
Perfect Crime
from
$60
Rock of Ages
from
$49
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
$79

TKTS Ticket Prices and Payment


15. What discount can I expect at a TKTS booth?

16. Are half price Broadway tickets available with TKTS?

17. How much do tickets at TKTS booth cost?

18. On a day to day basis, is there a big shift in the discount price offered for a particular show?

19. What forms of payment are accepted at the TKTS booths?

20. What additional fees are added to the price of TKTS tickets?

21. If there are no discount tickets to the show I want to see, can I purchase full-price tickets at the TKTS booth?

22. When purchasing full-price tickets at the Times Square TKTS booth, can I apply other coupons and discount codes to my purchase?

23. What is the TKTS app?

24. Can I purchase tickets from the TKTS app?

25. Are TKTS tickets available online?

26. Are there other places where I can get discount tickets?

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TKTS Booth Locations, Hours & More


27. Where are TKTS ticket booths located?

28. What are the TKTS booth hours or operation?

29. When is the best time to go to a TKTS booth?

30. Which TKTS booths have the shortest lines?

31. Does each booth sell tickets to the same shows, or do they all offer a different selection?

32. With the exception of Times Square TKTS booth, how far are the other booths from the theatre district?

33. What is the ‘Play Express’ line?

34. Will the TKTS booths stay open even during extreme weather conditions, ie. snowstorms?

35. Are there many restaurants to eat at near the TKTS booths?

Are TKTS Broadway Tickets Worth it?


TKTS Broadway tickets

36. Is it easy to get from TKTS booths to the main Broadway theatres?

37. If the discount ranges from 20% - 50%, how can I know that the savings will be better than other discount vendors?

38. Will I get good seats?

39. What benefits do I get with a TDF membership?

40. What is the “My List” TKTS app feature?

41. TKTS 7 Day Fast Pass

Broadway tickets
Aladdin
from
$59.5
Chicago
from
$49.5
The Phantom of the Opera
from
$49
Tootsie
from
$69
Waitress
from
$79
Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rock...
from
$46
Drunk Shakespeare
from
$55
Jersey Boys
from
$49
Perfect Crime
from
$60
Rock of Ages
from
$49
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
$79

While TKTS booths do offer excellent discounts, availability is limited and there is no guarantee you will get the tickets or seats you want. For those who prefer to secure tickets to the show of your choice, there are other discount options that don’t require you to book in person and also allot for advance reservations.

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  1. Good afternoon. Thanks a lot! Interesting page :).

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