One of the reasons I fell in love with New York so many years ago was because of Broadway. I was 11 the first time I came to New York to see a Broadway show and I have been hooked ever since. From a 16th birthday trip packed with shows to seeing the original cast of Hamilton with my best friends, there’s been so many special memories involving Broadway. It was always my dream that one day I could go see a show whenever I want and A few weeks ago I bought a ticket to see Hello, Dolly! by myself and walking home from the show it was a pinch me moment that I get to live in a city I dreamed about for so many years.
I always get asked the best way to get tickets for shows as it can be a little daunting and expensive. Luckily, there’s so many great options these days to find a deal or the last seats at a sold out show so see below for some of my top tips (and my current favorites to go see now!)
- Go To The Box Office: If you live in the city and know there’s open seats for the show, save money and go to the box office directly to buy. This allows you to avoid paying the service fee which is usually an additionally $20 bucks on top. Even though going through Times Square after work is my worst nightmare, the extra savings (and sometimes better seat options) is always worth it.
- TodayTix App: This app has been my go-to since moving to NYC almost four years ago. The app always you to select tickets for up to a month in advance for a variety of discounts. The best part is that someone from TodayTix will meet you outside the theater before the show so you don’t have to worry about forgetting your tickets or printing them if you buy last minute!
- Enter The Lotto: If you live in the city or are just looking to head to any show for the night, entering the lotto (whether online or in person) for a variety of shows is such an easy way to get super cheap tickets. While not guaranteed, you could get lucky and be the person who finally wins the Hamilton $10 front row tickets that night!
- Splurge When Necessary: If there is a show you are dying to see , spending the money is always worth it. If a show is sold out, check out Ticketmaster and StubHub to see what may be available and you may get lucky (especially as you get closer to the date!)Current Favorites On Broadway Now:
Mean Girls, Hello, Dolly!, Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Waitress, Wicked
Do you have a favorite Broadway show?