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 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!