How to Get TKTS Tickets

Full price is for suckers. The next time you're in New York, get up to a 50 percent discount on tickets for a Broadway show.

You will need

  • TKTS ticket booth locations
  • Patience

Step 1 Go to the nearest booth Go to either the Times Square TKTS booth, closest to mid-town and uptown Manhattan on Broadway and 47th Street, or the South Street Seaport TKTS booth, closest to downtown Manhattan on the corner of Front and John Streets.

Step 2 Know Times Square hours Know the Times Square ticket booth hours for evening and matinee ticket sales, which can be found at www.tdf.org. Click “Ticket Services” then “TKTS Discount Booths.”

Step 3 Know South Street hours Go to the South Street Seaport ticket booth to buy tickets for same-day evening performances and next-day matinee shows from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; or from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Step 4 Get there early Get to the booth two hours before it opens to get tickets for evening performances and one hour before it opens for a matinee show.

Step 5 Go to the right window Go to the “Play Express” window if you’re seeing a play. This window does not sell tickets for musicals, dance performances, or music performances and moves much faster.

Step 6 Pay Pay by credit cards, cash, travelers checks, or TKTS Gift Certificates. Enjoy the show!