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.
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.
TIP: A third TKTS booth is located in Brooklyn on the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade.
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.
TIP: Bring a book or music player to pass the time.
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!
FACT: Broadway is also known as "The Great White Way" due to its bright lights.