Buying Broadway Tickets - The ABCs

Getting tickets to Broadway shows is easy! Here are some hints from The Broadway League. Just follow these ABCs.

Use the Apps/The Website

The Broadway League’s mobile apps and our Broadway.org website are the best way to get tickets to current and upcoming Broadway shows. You can buy tickets at all price points, direct from the theatres’ official ticketing offices. You’ll also find show and theatre info, performance schedules, hotel and dining options, and more. Use Broadway.org or search “Broadway.org“ at the iTunes and Google Play app stores.

 

Go To Box Offices

Visit the theatre’s box office in person and select the perfect seat location on the performance date of your choice. No additional handling fees. You can get theatre addresses here.

 

Or Call

Call Telecharge.com at (800) 432-7250 or Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929, depending on the show. For Roundabout shows call (212) 719-1300. These are the official ticketing services for Broadway theatres.

 

Broadway Ticketing Q & A

Here are answers to some of theatregoers' most common questions:

What are the different types of tickets that I can purchase?

Broadway shows offer tickets at many different price points. Regular Price tickets generally range from $20 to $145. You can expect to pay higher prices for the best seats to hit shows on weekend nights. On the other hand, you can save money if you’re willing to sit in upper-level mezzanine seats or be flexible about performance dates and times. Some shows offer Premium seating for their best seats. You may be able to find Discount tickets for certain shows, but you will have less flexibility in performance date and seat location. For info on Group tickets, Student tickets, Standing Room, and Rush tickets, check out shows’ individual pages on this site.

Can I buy tickets in advance?

Yes! It’s usually better to arrange your tickets as soon as you know what show you want to see. Many shows sell out, and desirable seat locations are often unavailable at the last minute.

When are performances held?

Visit our Performance Times page with schedules for all shows this week. Evening performances generally begin at 8:00 p.m., though many shows offer special 7:00 p.m. performances on Tuesdays and sometimes other nights. Shows generally take one day a week off, and only a few perform on Sunday and Monday evenings. Afternoon “matinees” take place on various days, especially Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Holiday weeks bring special schedules. It's a good idea to check your tickets carefully, and to confirm the time of your performance before you buy your tickets.

What are the different kinds of seats called?

All Broadway theatres offer “Orchestra” seating on the main floor of the theatre, and “Mezzanine” seating one level up (the mezzanine at the Vivian Beaumont is called the "Loge"; at the Lyric Theatre it’s the “Dress Circle”). Many theatres offer seating in an additional level above the mezzanine called the “Balcony,” which is sometimes referred to as the "second balcony." A limited number of “Box Seats” may be available for some shows; these are on the sides of the auditorium, close to the stage. Finally, “Standing Room” tickets at the back of the orchestra or mezzanine are available in some theatres, though generally only when the show is otherwise sold out.

Which are the best seats in the house?

Some theatregoers consider the center part of the “Orchestra,” or ground-floor level, the best seats. Others prefer the first few rows of the “Mezzanine,” one level up.