TKTS - Half Price Theater Tickets on Broadway

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TKTS - Half Price Theater Tickets on Broadway

Do you want Broadway discount tickets for as much as 50% off their face value? Of course you do! Enjoy Broadway cheap tickets hours before showtime at one of three TKTS Discount Booths in NYC.

TKTS is the best way to get last-minute Broadway discount tickets in NYC. Tourists in NYC can enjoy 20%- 50% off the best Broadway shows, and TKTS Broadway cheap tickets feature some of the best Broadway theater seats in NYC. Here are some tips to know before you get in line for discount Broadway tickets at the TKTS Discount Booth in NYC. Scroll below to find TKTS locations and hours in NYC.

Shows on Broadway New York

Shows on Broadway New York

TKTS Broadway Cheap Tickets Times Square

The TKTS Broadway Discount Tickets Booth in Times Square is the most popular of the three TKTS booths in NYC. The Times Square TKTS is most convenient for NYC Tourists vacationing in Midtown, and is perfect for last-minute theater-goers near Broadway.

What to Know: The TKTS Times Square booth sells only same-day cheap Broadway tickets NYC. Also, this Broadway cheap tickets booth takes cash and credit cards.

  • Lines: The TKTS Times Square booth is the most popular NYC vendor of discount Broadway tickets. While this is great for NYC tourists, it also means lines. There are 12 booths so things do move - the best tip is to go 90 minutes after the booth open when there is barely any line at all.  In general, and according to the good folks at TKTS Times Square, "lines are usually longest when the booth first opens for the day, but going later in the day will yield you a much shorter (if any) wait time".
  • Play Only Line - If you prefer to see a play over a musical, just walk up to the Play Only line where there is rarely any wait... very cool.
  • TKTS 7-Day Fast Pass - If you purchase tickets at TKTS, you have 7 days to return to TKTS with your TKTS ticket stubs and cut the line to buy tickets to another show.
  • Pick Your Top Three Broadway Shows: Available Broadway discount tickets change frequently when you're in line at the TKTS Ticket Booth Times Square. Get in line with at least three Broadway shows in mind, that way you're not heartbroken when your first choice sells out.

TKTS NYC Opening Hours and Address

  • Matinee Shows - Wed.-Sat. 10am-2pm & Sun. 11am-3pm
  • Evening Shows - Mon.-Sat. 3pm-8pm & Sun. 3pm-30 minutes before the latest Broadway curtain.
  • Address: "Under the Red Steps" at Duffy Square - Broadway and 47th St.
  • Nearest Transit: 49th St-7th Ave (N, R, W); 50th St-Broadway (1)
  • Click Here for a list of NYC hotels near this TKTS location

View of South Street Seaport and Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan

View of South Street Seaport and Pier 17 in Lower Manhattan

TKTS South Street Seaport

The other TKTS Broadway Cheap Ticket Booth in Manhattan is located in the Financial District on the famous South Street Seaport. There are a few differences between this TKTS Booth, and the TKTS in Times Square.

First, the South St. TKTS Booth does not offer same-day matinee tickets. Discount Broadway tickets for matinee Broadway shows at this TKTS Booth are for shows the next day. However, the lines are usually much shorter at the TKTS Broadway Discount Tickets Booth in the Financial District. (Usually about 1/2-hour to an hour.) This TKTS Booth is also cash only!

  • TKTS Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 11pm-6pm & Sat. 11pm-7pm.
  • Address: 199 Water St (between John St & Fulton St) - South Street Seaport, Financial District NYC. 
  • Nearest Transit:Fulton St-Broadway-Nassau (2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, M, Z); Chambers-Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall (4, 5, 6, J, M, Z)
  • Find the best NYC hotels near this TKTS location

NYCTourist Travel Info
  Show Info Price
1.
Lion King
at the The Minskoff Theater

Rating:

G
Price
Cheap $82 SEATS Best $160
Details
4.6875
4 Reviews
2.
Rock of Ages
at the Helen Hayes Theater

Rating:

PG13
Price
Cheap $70 SEATS Best $149
Details
3.
Mamma Mia NYC
at the Winter Garden Theatre

View for this show -

Rating:

PG13
Price
Cheap $69 SEATS Best $201
Details
4.
Chicago Broadway
at the Ambassador Theatre

Rating:

PG13
Price
Cheap $69 SEATS Best $223
Details
3.9166666666667
3 Reviews
5. Wicked the Musical
at the Gershwin Theatre

Rating:

PG
Price
Cheap $95 SEATS Best $765
Details
4.8125
4 Reviews
6. Jersey Boys
at the August Wilson Theatre

Rating:

PG13
Price
Cheap $65 SEATS Best $236
Details
4.6666666666667
3 Reviews
7. Avenue Q
at the New World Stages

Rating:

R
Price
Cheap $69 SEATS Best $69
Details
3.8333333333333
3 Reviews
8. Stomp
at the Orpheum Theater

Rating:

PG
Price
Cheap $62 SEATS Best $265
Details
9. The Fantasticks
at the Snapple Theater Center

Rating:

G
Price
Cheap $98 SEATS Best $100
Details
10. The Nutcracker
at the David H. Koch Theatre

Rating:

G
Price
Cheap $30 SEATS Best $225
Details
11.
Phantom of the Opera
at the Majestic Theater

View for this show -

Rating:

Price
Cheap $35 SEATS Best $225
Details
The TKTS Booth in New York City

The TKTS Booth in New York City

TKTS Times Square

Times Square is understandably the most popular TKTS booth.  Located in Times Square, the booth features 12 windows and now takes both cash and credit cards.

One of the very cool things to know about Times Square TKTS includes the Play Only line - if you prefer a play over a musical you can use this line where there is rarely any wait.  Another in the cool category is the TKTS 7-Day Fast Pass where you have 7-days to return to TKTS with your ticket stubs (must be TKTS ticket stubs) and cut the line to buy tickets to another show.

  • Address: "Under the Red Steps" at Duffy Square - Broadway and 47th St.
  • Nearest Transit: 49th St-7th Ave (N, R, W); 50th St-Broadway (1)
  • Hours, Matinee Shows - Wed.-Sat. 10am-2pm & Sun. 11am-3pm
  • Hours, Evening Shows - Mon.-Sat. 3pm-8pm & Sun. 3pm-30 minutes before the latest Broadway curtain.

TKTS Downtown Brooklyn

The TKTS Brooklyn is a hidden gem for buying discount Broadway tickets in NYC. NYC tourists who find themselves in Brooklyn can enjoy the shortest TKTS lines - usually between 0-30 minutes - and offers Broadway cheap tickets up to 50% off!

For NYC tourists that don't want to carry cash on them, the TKTS Brooklyn Booth accepts credit cards. However, like the discount Broadway tickets booth on South Street in Manhattan, Broadway matinee tickets bought here are only available for next day shows.

  • Address: 1 MetroTech Center (between Jay St & Myrtle St) - Brooklyn, NYC
  • Nearest Transit: Lawrence St (M, R); Jay St (A, C, F); Court St-Borough Hall (2, 3, 4, 5, M, R, W)
  • TKTS Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-6pm (Closed 3pm- 3:30pm for lunch daily)
  • Click Here for NYC hotels near this TKTS location

Theater billboards in Times Square NYC

Theater billboards in Times Square NYC

The Best Broadway Discount Tickets

The TKTS Booths in NYC offer tickets to not all, but many of the best shows on Broadway. Whether you're looking for Broadway cheap tickets to a popular new show or an old classic, the TKTS is worth the wait!

  • Jersey Boys: Enjoy cheap Broadway tickets NYC to this popular Broadway musical based on the real-life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons when you hit one of three TKTS booths in NYC! (Tickets based on availability - no guarantees, unfortunately.)
  • Phantom of the Opera: Check out Broadway's longest running play for less when you get discount Broadway tickets to the Phantom of the Opera in NYC.
  • Mamma Mia:  A Tony Award winning muscial that unfolds on a tiny Greek island and features over 20 hit songs from the group ABBA.

Click here for more information on the best shows on Broadway! Find all of the shows near New York hotels you're thinking about staying in, and don't miss out on the New York City hotel deals to save you even more on your trip! Visiting New York on a budget has never been easier.