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6 Ways to Score Cheap Tickets on Broadway in NYC

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No trip to New York is complete without attending a show on Broadway – find out all about cheap tickets on Broadway Rush & how you can score seats to most shows for $30.00!

6 Ways to Score Cheap Tickets on Broadway

We here at DIY Travel HQ recommend everyone to try to attend at least 1 Broadway show in New York City.

Most Broadway productions offer a limited number of rush tickets at reduced prices everyday ($30.00 to $40.00) – visit Playbilll for full details.

(For rush tickets policies for off-Broadway productions, click here).

Phantom of the Opera Broadway

The Phantom of the Opera is always popular on Broadway

Each show has their own policies for cheap tickets on Broadway but they generally offer one or more of the following options:

  • #1. Box Office sales

A limited number of general rush tickets will be available when the box office opens for that day’s performance.

Chicago Box Office on Broadway

Chicago Box Office – get there when it opens to score rush tickets

  • #2. Online Lottery

A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold via a digital lottery online on the day of the desired performance.


  • #3. Last Row Mezzanine

Reduced-priced tickets in the last two rows of the Rear Mezzanine on the sides.

  • #4. Standing room tickets

May be sold as part of a cancellation line or after an in-person lottery, in which patrons line up outside the theater when the box office opens.

Standing room at Book of Mormon

Standing room tickets still give you great views of the stage!

  • #5. Student Rush

A limited number of student tickets available at the box office on the day of the performance

  • #6. In-Person Lottery

A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery held at the box office

Book of Mormon lottery card

Just fill out a lottery card at the box office – you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Book of Mormon lottery

The lottery winners at Book of Mormon are announced!

  • New York City Travel Guide

Attending a show with cheap tickets to Broadway is just one of the many things to see & do in New York.

For first-timer visitors, check out our 7 Days in NYC itinerary to find out how to visit all the major attractions & museums in the Big Apple in 1 week for less than $50.00.

And see our complete list of museums in New York which offer Free or Pay What You Wish admission days!


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