One of the things that makes New York City so wonderful is the theater. The Broadway theater and the Off-Broadway theater shows have become an engine that help drive the arts in New York and the rest of the country.
As theater-goers flock to various productions, they all learn quickly that the stage can be expensive. Live theatre is not cheap.
But no matter if you live nearby or are planning a trip to the Big Apple, here are a couple ways to help trim that expense and still fill your day with the magic of live theater .
The TKTS booths are run to help theaters sell left over tickets. There are three booths that sell same-day tickets for a changing menu of shows. You never really know which shows will have unsold seats on any given day. In that way, you are taking a chance that the show you must see will not be available that day. However, to ease your pain, the tickets are discounted up to 50% (plus a small surcharge).
You will also have to stand in line to await your turn at the ticket windows. Depending when you get there, a wait of an hour is pretty normal. Well worth your time.
There are three booths: Times Square, South Street Seaport and downtown Brooklyn. While the Times Square location sells tickets for the same day only, insiders know that the booths at the Seaport and Brooklyn sell tickets for tomorrow’s matinees, too.
Same show at up to half price! What a deal!
If, however, you want to plan a bit in advance or are looking to see a specific show, this web site is for you.
Tickets are offered in advance at various discounts. You can order them online just like you were ordering them from a full price seller. You can even print your tickets right at home.
Bonus: once you order seats from BroadwayBox, you can expect to receive additional special offers to help you see more theater and save even more!
Two great ways to save money while seeing some great New York theater!