Written By: HM Brandon
No trip to New York City is complete without a trip to one of the Broadway theaters. Whether looking for last-minute deals or tickets for next season, there are plenty of websites where Broadway enthusiasts can find discounted Broadway tickets online. Booking tickets through an online service is often a better option than booking at the box office because shoppers can get the same tickets for up to 50% off the full price. Tickets can easily be found for both the mezzanine and the orchestra seats. The following websites have great deals for buyers all year long:
1. TheaterMania – http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/discount-tickets/
This is a popular website for theater lovers looking for a great deal. With ticket prices as much as 50% off, TheaterMania makes Broadway affordable for almost any budget. “Annie,” “Chicago,” “Cinderella,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “The Phantom of the Opera” have advance tickets available for less than $50 on some nights. See “Aladdin,” “Rock of Ages” and “Pippin” for less than $100. TheaterMania also has critic and fan reviews of each show as well as information on running times and nearby restaurants.
2. Playbill – http://www.playbill.com/club/offers/
Playbill gives its members access to Broadway’s hottest events at 10% to 50% off. Members can book shows from one day to many months in advance, and they can order the tickets online or print out the Club page and bring it to the box office to get their discounted price. What makes this deal even better is that membership is completely free. For tourists who want to make a night of it, Playbill also has discounted deals available for restaurants and hotels in the area.
3. Entertainment-Link – http://www.entertainment-link.com/broadway-discounts.asp
Entertainment-Link has discounted Broadway tickets for as much as 20% to 50% off. With a page reserved just for discounted tickets, finding them is easy on the website. “Waiting for Godot” is more than 30% off the original ticket price, and “Newsies” and “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” can be seen for more than 50% off. If buyers are looking for something to do before or after the show, Entertainment-Link also provides tickets for family events, sports, concerts, and performing arts.
4. Ticketmaster – http://www.ticketmaster.com/ticketdeals
Bargain hunters can’t go wrong finding discounted Broadway tickets on Ticketmaster. It’s a widely used, reputable ticketing service that displays interactive seat maps so that people can easily compare the prices from one seating section to another. Best of all, it has a built-in “Ticket Deals” page that displays all the best deals in the area. Deals may include 50% off, 2-for-1 tickets, or savings on a group pack of tickets. Additionally, the website accepts offer codes to bring prices even lower.
Ticketmaster now also has a marketplace for users to buy tickets that sellers are looking to get rid of quickly. These tickets have been 100% verified by Ticketmaster, and the marketplace may just get buyers into the sold-out shows they’ve been waiting to see.
All ticket discounts are subject to change depending on the night of the event and the actual seat location.