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New York Theater Discounts: Box Office Deals

See a Broadway Show for Under $40? Head for the Box Office

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Here are the Broadway theaters offering box office discounts in New York now and their policies. All discount tickets are subject to availability, and theater polices change frequently, so check with the box office. If you have updated information, let me hear from you!

  • 9 to 5
    Marquis Theatre
    1535 Broadway
    Lottery: Put your name in two hours before curtain. Drawing is 90 minutes before curtain. Limit two tickets at $36.50 each. Cash only

  • The 39 Steps
    Helen Hayes Theatre
    240 West 44th Street
    Student tickets are $26.50 and may be purchased at the box office two hours before curtain. Two tickets with a valid ID.
    Cash only.

  • Avenue Q
    Golden Theatre
    252 West 45th Street
    Lottery tickets are $21.25. Drawings are at 6:00 p.m. for weekday and Saturday evening shows; noon for Saturday matinees; 12:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees; and 5:30 p.m. for Sunday evenings. Cards may be filled out 30 minutes prior to the drawing.
    Cash only.

  • Billy Elliot
    Imperial Theatre
    249 West 45th Street
    Student Rush tickets are $41.50, limit two, when available and only for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances. Valid ID required

  • Chicago
    Ambassador Theatre
    215 West 49th Street
    Rush tickets are $26.25 and may be purchased when the box office opens. Two tickets per customer. Not available Saturday evenings.
    Standing room tickets are $21.25 for sold out performances.
    Cash only.

  • Hair
    Hirschfeld Theatre
    302 West 45th Street
    Box Seat Lottery. Put your name in two and a half hours before the show for a drawing two hours before the show. Tickets are $25, cash only. (Seats could be partial view). Standing Room for sold out shows, day of the performance only. $25 cash.

  • In the Heights
    Richard Rodgers Theatre
    226 West 46th Street
    Lottery tickets are $26.50.
    For Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 p.m. performances, cards may be filled out at 5:30 p.m., with drawings at 6:00 p.m. For Wednesday and Saturday matinee performances, cards may be filled out at 11:30 a.m., with drawings at noon. For Sunday matinee performances, cards may be filled out at noon for 12:30 p.m. drawings. For Sunday 7:00 p.m. performances, cards may be filled out at 5:00 p.m. for 5:30 p.m. drawings.
    Cash only.

  • Jersey Boys
    August Wilson Theatre
    245 West 52nd Street
    Standing room tickets are $27 for sold out performances two hours before curtain. One ticket per customer.
    Cash only.

  • Next to Normal
    Booth Theatre
    222 West 45th Street
    General Rush. When available. Limit two per person. $25

  • The Little Mermaid
    Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
    205 West 46th Street
    Student tickets are $26.50 at the box office for the Tuesday through Thursday performances only. Must have a valid ID.
    Standing room tickets are $26.50 for sold out performances.
    Credit cards OK.

  • Mamma Mia!
    Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre
    1634 Broadway
    Student tickets are $31.50 for Wednesday and Thursday performances. Two tickets with a valid ID.
    Standing room tickets are $21.25 for sold out performances two hours before curtain. Two tickets per customer.
    Cash only.

  • Mary Poppins
    New Amsterdam Theater
    214 West 42nd Street
    Standing room tickets are $20 for sold out performances.
    Credit cards OK.

  • Rock of Ages
    Brooks Atkinson Theatre
    256 West 47th Street
    Lottery. Evening, sign up two hours before the show for a drawing 90 minutes before the show. Matinees, sign up at noon for a 12:30 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $26.50, limit two

  • South Pacific
    Vivian Beaumont Theatre
    150 West 65th Street (Lincoln Center)
    Student Rush. $20, two hours prior to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shows. One ticket per student with valid ID.

  • The Phantom of the Opera
    Majestic Theatre
    245 West 44th Street
    Standing room tickets are $26.25 for sold out performances.
    Cash only.

  • Shrek the Musical
    Broadway Theatre
    1681 Broadway
    Between 52nd and 53rd Streets
    Lottery drawing for both matinee and evening performances across the street on the third floor of M&M World. Submit names at 9:00 a.m. the day of the show, with the drawing at 10:00 a.m. Limit two tickets, $26.50 each (cash, credit or debit). On two-show days, you can only submit for one of the shows.

  • West Side Story
    Palace Theatre
    1564 Broadway
    Lottery. Put your name in two and a half hours before curtain at the box office. Drawing is two hours before curtain. Two tickets per person, $26.50, cash only.

  • Wicked
    Gershwin Theatre
    222 West 51st Street
    Lottery tickets are $26.50. Cards may be filled out two hours prior to curtain with a drawing 30 minutes later.
    Cash only.

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