There are discounts on tickets if you plan to attend a Broadway show, but you may not have done so in a while due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flexibility is key to finding the best prices, and residents of the tri-state have the advantage of living nearby and are more likely to attend a show on short notice.
TKTS lists shows each afternoon with unsold seats for evening performances, or mornings the next day, at reduced prices.
âI counted today there were 20 Broadway shows available at reduced prices,â says Michael Naumann.
Naumann is Managing Director of the Theater Development Fund, the non-profit organization that operates TKTS. Separately, it offers annual memberships of $ 35 to various groups that qualify for heavily discounted theater tickets.
“It is aimed at people who cannot afford full price tickets – retirees, teachers, civil servants, soldiers,” Naumann explains.
There are also more options, including the TodayTix app, where some productions offer urgent same-day tickets starting at $ 20, although availability is very limited.
âBroadway has missed a significant portion of its audience, tourists from foreign countries, who buy 15% of the tickets,â says Naumann.
Experts believe it will be some time before tourists increase demand for tickets, which means that for now there may be more seats available and more deals to be found.
When purchasing tickets, also inquire about student discounts, which may include a parent or companion, and check your benefits or group memberships, which may also entitle you to seats at reduced price.