If you don’t live in New York, then you may not find much opportunity to watch Broadway shows. Some large cities such as San Francisco and Chicago have ongoing shows that come through, while other small cities can only find very few shows per year. Tickets therefore come with steep prices sometimes going over $80 or $100 for decent seats, and therefore can be quite difficult for the rest of use to watch these shows when they come to our town.
Still, if you are on a budget, there is a solution: Get Rush Seats. Some touring productions provide tickets called rush tickets in which they sell at bargains right on the show day to people through various ways, among them through a lottery.
One such event is the show “Wicked” which holds lottery for tickets costing $25 just two hours before their show. To win this lottery, you only need to show up, show your ID and then enter your name into the ballot. Of course winners need to pay cash or forfeit the tickets.
Some shows will sell in the box office some very cheap tickets for the show of the day. These tickets may not be sold normally, or may have been cancelled just during the last minute. Theatres may choose not to lose income and sell at half price. You will need to buy them at a theater box office.
Another way is to wait in line for low cost tickets. An example is “RENT” which sells $20 for tickets to the first two rows of seats just two hours before it begins. You will need to wait in line for quite a while, still, there is just no other option for getting front row seat to this show.
If you want to know what options are available for you, check the websites giving information for theaters in your town and find out which shows will be available. If you can’t find information in the websites, then call the box office to inquire on any low priced tickets.
You may also search in google, with the show name, city name and rush tickets as the keywords. Also use forums and bulletin boards to find out information regarding these shows.
If you follow these tips, you will find yourself getting more opportunity to enjoy broadway shows at a much reduced price.