Broadway doesn't come cheap. But you can find nifty discounts if you're willing to do a little leg work -- or typing. Buying online before you sojourn to the Big Apple can literally save you hundreds of dollars, or even a couple thousand dollars if you have a family of four wanting to see several shows.
Make a quick list of the top 4 shows you want to see. Then check out the following sites to get your discounted tickets to your favorite Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
Theatre Development Fund
The Theatre Development Fund runs the famous TKTS booth in Times Square which gives discounts between 20% and 50%. The only catch is that you have to see what is available that day and wait in line to purchase the tickets. If you pay the $30 membership fee ahead of time, you can purchase tickets via their website
Playbill, the official Broadway program distributor, features Broadway and Off-Broadway tickets
on their website. Playbill also sells Broadway show merchandise like t-shirts, caps, mugs, and more, so you can arrive to your show in theatre style.
Entertainment Link provides tickets to many Broadway shows. Click on the show you would like to see, and scroll all the way to the bottom to see the discount for that show
Theater Mania is a popular site for discounted Broadway tickets, especially if you're planning ahead. Discounts can range up to 40% for popular shows, but only for limited lengths of time. Make sure the show you're looking for
is discounted for the time you'll be in New York.
NYC Tourist has tickets for every site there is to see in New York City, especially theatre! With this site, you can plan your hotel, rental car, and Broadway show tickets
BroadwayBox offers discounts as percentages, such as 30% or 40%, as well as flat discounts in various amounts, such as $30 off or $50 off. They also have tickets for concerts and sporting events. Their Broadway show discounts
come from the shows' producers.
- Broadway Offers is the place to go if you already have a promotional code.
- Several sites offer entry to tourist attractions, hotel deals, and restaurant information.
- Buy early to save the most money and get the seats you really want.
- See also: Broadway Shows on a Budget