Secrets to Getting Very Discounted Theater Tickets in New York City

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There are SO many hidden ways to obtain cheap, discounted and even free tickets to Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off Broadway in New York City…some as low as $4.00! I’ve lived in New York for all my life and can share these secrets first hand! Here are my picks for just some of the ways to score discount Broadway theater tickets. Why pay more?

Automobile Club of America

Show your card and receive discount Broadway theater tickets to Murdered by the Mob, any show at the New Victory Theater (fantastic children’s shows), The Lion King (my fav), Mary Poppins, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and several others.

Broadway Box

This is an excellent resource for obtaining discount codes for discount Broadway theater tickets and off-Broadway show tickets.


The store that invented the 100 pack of toilet paper, also brings you discounts of up to 50% off of concerts, theater, and sporting events. If you are a member, log on with the link above, and click on Services, followed by Event Tickets. Who knew? Discount Broadway theater tickets at Costco!

Entertainment Book

Use tickets from the Entertainment book, to get one ticket absolutely free, when you purchase tickets to any show at the Abingdon Theatre, the Women’s Project, or the American Theatre of Actors.


A free membership gives you access to a host of discount Broadway theater tickets….and other fantastic outings! Amazing site!

Hospital Audiences

Provides very low-cost and discount Broadway show tickets for those that require physical accessibility, people with all disabilities, and the ‘On the Go’ senior guide provides information on senior discounts. You’ll also find helpful information including locations of passenger loading zones, theaters that offer wheelchair seating, accessible toilets, transportation for people with disabilities in specially- designed Omni buses, and more.

High 5 Tix

Teens can get $5 tickets to a whole slew of theaters, museums, and concerts. One adult or friend can accompany each teen for the same $5! Given that it costs $20 to simply walk into the Museum of Modern Art (can you believe it?!), this is a real find! Also, Blue Man Tubes is featured for 1 cent several times a year! (No it’s not a typo!) Check their site often as popular shows and events sell out very quickly. This is a great source for students looking for discount Broadway theater tickets plus!

Hip Tix

Young professionals, ages 18 – 35, can obtain $20 advance tickets to any shows at the Roundabout Theater Company. Membership, which is free, also includes invitations to post-show parties with Broadway stars!

Hit Show Club

Discount Broadway theater tickets (and off Broadway too!), some with restaurants also!

Kids’ Night Out on Broadway

Young people, ages 6-18, can see a participating Broadway show for FREE when accompanied by a full-paying adult!! Kids’ Night on Broadway is now year-round and takes place on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year. Also, participating restaurants will offer a free entrée for each child accompanied by an adult who purchases a regularly-priced entrée. This is a fantastic opportunity to expose your children to Broadway. Your kids will also benefit by seeing so many other kids enjoying the arts!

Lunch Tix

Receive a daily e-mail reflecting deep “theatre doorbuster” discounts. Offers available at 8am through 3pm that day (at the end of lunch).

New York Show Tickets

A ticket clearinghouse that offers 45% discounts, buy-one, get- one-free deals, and rush tickets.

School Theater Ticket Program

You can access their website to order discount broadway show tickets. Or, you pick up their coupons in libraries and schools and bring to theater box offices or call the box office to obtain your tickets. You’ll find discounts to most of the top run Broadway and off-Broadway shows.


Get half price tickets to theater, music, sports, comedy, family and other events. Just register your e-mail and you’ll receive notices of available events including many discount broadway theater tickets.


You’ll find discount Broadway show tickets and off Broadway show tickets for a large variety of productions. Super choices!


Pay $99 per year and receive access to a daily roster of complimentary shows, sporting events, comedy clubs, concerts, lectures, dance recitals and more. Pay $4.00 service charge per ticket. The annual fee pays for itself with the first use. This is my favorite club. Last year we attended many basketball games, the circus, a comedy club, a cabaret performance, and several Broadway and off-Broadway shows. Even if you are visiting for one week, it pays to join. Check daily and continually; but usually after 1:00 pm. If you find what you want, buy it immediately because events can sell out within minutes. You will have a wider selection of off-Broadway theater for most of the time, but items pop up all the time!


A new way to save 10-70% off great tickets to the best sports, concert and theater events and more. As a member, you have access to thousands of live events, always pay below retail for every ticket and never pay any fees. Become a member today…FREE!

TDF Vouchers

Buy four vouchers for $36 and gain access to a list of off-off Broadway plays, and music and dance events featuring emerging talent.

Theater Development Fund

Pay a $30 annual fee and log on to a vast array of great Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, concerts, dance recitals, etc. The Catch? You must be a full-time student, full-time teacher, union member, retiree, civil service employee, staff member of a not-for-profit organization, performing arts professional, or a member of the armed forces or clergy. Broadway shows are about $30, depending on the show and there is usually a good selection. This is well worth the investment. I’ve been a member for years and have seen a lot of top hits with this discount group.

Theater Mania

Get great discount codes that you can redeem when buying theater tickets at the theater, online, or via telephone.


You can use Ticketmaster to purchase theater tickets to just about any show, but in particular, when you have obtained coupons for discounts. I prefer to go to the box offer to avoid the fees, but, sometimes you have no choice. You can also use your membership card to obtain a discount through Ticketmaster!

TKTS Discount Booth

The Theater Development Fund offers 3 discount ticket booths for day-of-performance tickets only. You’ll save from 20-50% on each ticket; usually 50%. You’ll find a huge selection of discount Broadway theater (and off-Broadway) tickets at these booths. Get to the booths early. The lines are long but they move very quickly. And…I’ve met some really nice people on these lines!

Theater Extras

Pay a $99 annual fee and receive access to a huge array of complimentary performances including Broadway, off-Broadway, museums, comedy clubs, music, sporting events, etc. Pay a $4 service charge per ticket. This group offers a wide variety of off Broadway, sometimes Broadway, comedy, sports, similar to Play-by-Play. However, it does offer items above and beyond Play-by-Play such as gourmet and wine events, Met’s baseball tickets and more. Certainly well worth the price.

Travel Zoo

You might wonder why I’ve included this site. No, it’s not a mistake! I encourage you to check out this site by clicking the link above, and then clicking on ‘Entertainment Deals,’ and finally on ‘New York City.’ You’ll be able to choose from a host of great discount Broadway theater ticket offers!

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