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New York Theater Discounts: TKTS Booths

Get Steeply Discounted Tickets for Broadway and Off-Broaday Shows

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New York Theater Discounts: TKTS Booths
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TKTS

Among the best options for finding New York discount theater tickets on the day of or the day before a performance are the TKTS booths, with three locations. New York’s TKTS booths are a service of the Theatre Development Fund and offer discounts of up to 50% on tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows and to special events. TKTS is a cash-only operation and adds a $3 handling fee to each ticket purchased. Locations include:

  • Times Square
    Broadway at West 47th Street
    (Under the red steps at Duffy Square)

    Hours:
    For evening performances:
    Monday through Saturday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 3:00 p.m. until 30 minutes before the latest curtain time of shows on sale

    For matinees:
    Wednesday and Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • South Street Seaport
    199 Water Street
    (Corner of Front and John Streets)

    Hours:
    For day-of evening or next-day matinee performances:

    Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Downtown Brooklyn
    1 MetroTech Center
    (Corner of Jay Street and the Myrtle Street Promenade)

    Hours:
    For day-of evening or next-day matinee performances:
    Monday through Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    NOTE: The Seaport and Bronx locations offer matinee tickets only for the next day’s performances.

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