TKTS Booths


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Theater District, New York
  • Kimmie O.
    "Come here to get discounted Broadway show tickets."(12 Tips)
    Crystal O.
    "Spiderman on Broadway"(8 Tips)
    Kari V.
    "Best place to go for discount tickets!"(9 Tips)
    Marilyn a.
    "Play Express line is shorter if you want to skip a musical."(3 Tips)
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  • Walt A.
    TKTS is excellent. I kept an eye on all the websites for tickets for weeks, and I saved $120 on a pair of tickets the first show and $80 on my second pair. Can't beat it.
  • Donia
    DoniaDecember 11, 2014
    Worth the wait. Got 5 tickets with great seats all together to Chicago day of show (Saturday) for an affordable price. Many shows to choose from.
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    TKTS BoothsNovember 4, 2013
    Here's a tip! The TKTS 7-Day Fast Pass allows you to return to the Times Square ticket booth within 7 days of a TKTS purchase & walk right up to window #1. Avoid the long lines & enjoy NYC!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzMay 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Buy day-of-show tickets for 1/2 price + $4.50 service charge.12 windows really reduce the wait in line, and there's a window just for plays. Sometimes cheaper to go to box office for rear mezz seats.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 24, 2014
    If you are eyeing specific show, need to get there before it opens and wait. If you don't care what shoe you see going right before the closing will get you something. Certain days are tougher
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BurgessFebruary 3, 2015
    Absolutely worth waiting in line. Have a couple shows in mind in case the one you want is sold out by the time you reach the booth. Discount tickets on Broadway shows... can't beat it.
  • MyThy H.
    MyThy HuynhJuly 7, 2014
    Get there 45 mins early before they open at 3pm. Lines look long but they move fast. We were in a zig zag line but were surprised it only took 30mins. Our tix were $73 for Cripple of Inishmaan.
  • Felype
    FelypeJanuary 11, 2015
    Generally it can take 20min waiting in the line but if you have a ticket for the last 7 days you can go directly to the cashiers. The deals worth it, but it sucks to wait jn line during the winter.
  • Fiona I.
    Fiona IanMarch 19, 2013
    Super long line I suggest waiting an hour and a half early before it opens at 3pm daily. Totally worth it for the price you pay for Broadway shows (30-50% off!)
  • Sarang K.
    Sarang KangSeptember 7, 2013
    Go to the downtown location if you know what you want (check the app) and if it's a broadway show. I think they're open earlier and lines are definitely shorter.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 20
    Be warned: the people hanging out along the line with show flyers don't work for tkts, they work for the show they're promoting Any information they give you should be considered from that perspective
  • K. William H.
    K. William HickeyOctober 27, 2011
    I don't know what I would do without TKTS.If you want to see a TOP Broadway Show,have friends come in town at the last minute, and haven't reserved your tickets,this is THE place to go!Half-Price too!
  • Amanda
    AmandaAugust 22, 2012
    If you go at 5:30 and want to see a play, they may say it's just one line, but ask up front and they let you in to the much much shorter play line
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The app is very handy to see which shows are on the board without physically going to the site, and for details on the shows.
  • Metropolis magazine
    Metropolis magazineApril 10, 2012
    Perkins Eastman, Choi Ropiha, and PKSB Architects designed the ticket booth, resulting in an efficient, functional and award-winning piece of city architecture.
  • Times Square NYC
    Times Square NYCJune 3, 2011
    Dont forget to head across the street & check-in @ the official Times Square Gift Shop @ the Times Square Visitor Center: 1560 Bway 46/47 St. Get 2 FREE Taste of Times Square tix w/ purchase of 10 tix
  • Metropolis M.
    Metropolis MagazineMarch 25, 2012
    Perkins Eastman, Choi Ropiha, and PKSB Architects designed the ticket booth, resulting in an efficient, functional and award-winning piece of city architecture.
  • Sarang K.
    Sarang KangSeptember 7, 2013
    Get the TKTS app. It'll give you info on the latest shows. It won't be helpful for TODAY's shows necessarily but you can kind of suss out the situation from yesterday's shows etc.
  • Algonquin Hotel
    Algonquin HotelOctober 1, 2010
    Be smart, bring a friend since lines are long and you can only purchase a maximum of four tickets per person! Take turns holding places in line to check on deals and take bathroom or snack breaks.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BradshawJune 19, 2014
    Plays line on the West side and Musicals on the East side. Use the TDF app to see what's available.
  • Erica
    EricaMarch 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The play express line is faster, especially since you don't have to come right when the booth opens to use it! Come a bit later and feel like a VIP while using the play express.
  • Nickie W.
    Nickie WJune 29, 2013
    Get there before 8pm to get cheap(er) tickets for that night's shows. Mama Mia was excellent!
  • Robin C.
    Robin ChouMarch 20
    Get same-day tickets at a discount for broadway shows. I recommend Hamilton, Aladdin, or Finding Neverland.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SeesFebruary 22, 2011
    Million Dollar Quartet will be a great choice if you have an interest in music, especially that of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins! Read more
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhOctober 25, 2015
    Come here to get discounted Broadway show tickets. The lines can get pretty long though :(
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CarlsonJune 16, 2012
    Go to the Downtown Brooklyn or South Street Seaport Booth for much shorter lines. Also, you can download the app to easily see what shows are available.
  • Erica
    EricaSeptember 30, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sign up for TKTS Today for an advanced look at what's available at the TKTS satellite booths, which open at 11AM each day for same day evening and next day matinee tickets. Read more
  • Renae M.
    Renae MasonAugust 9, 2015
    Get the TKTS app to see if the show you want to see is available for discount sessions on the day.
  • David A.
    Get your same day discount tix for broadway shows here. Make it before 5pm for best availability.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DobyFebruary 17, 2013
    Get here early for half priced broadway shows! The line us always pretty long though!
  • Erica
    EricaMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Arrive early for best deals, best seats are sold at the beginning of the day. Can't wait that long? Come back around 5:30, 6:00 when the line dies down for last minute deals. Read more
  • emily m.
    emily mcgillFebruary 24, 2015
    I like to go just before show time to see what they have left. Rather than wasting a lot of time in line, you get to enjoy your day.
  • Jim M.
    Jim McDermottAugust 6, 2011
    TKTS seems like the best deal, but most shows offer cheaper seats when the box office opens or lotteries. And TKTS seats are very hit and miss. Do some research before you wait in line...
  • Z W.
    Z WangSeptember 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Expect long lines. Sometimes you can get really good seats for a quite reasonable price.
  • Theatre Development Fund
    The Official TKTS app, available for iPhone and Android, is the only way to get fast, accurate, real-time listings of shows available at TKTS. Read more
  • Times Square NYC
    Times Square NYCMay 23, 2011
    Check-in @ the official Times Square Gift Shop in the Times Square Visitor Center (1560 Bway btw 46 & 47 St) & get 2 FREE Taste of Times Square tix w/ purchase of 10 tix. Limit 2 FREE tix, 1st 50 ppl!
  • Camp Broadway
    Camp BroadwayFebruary 17, 2012
    The TKTS booth is a great way to get discounted tickets. Try to get there early for better seats!
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonMay 10, 2015
    Grab coffee and go early for best seats and shortest line when the windows open.
  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals
    Go there at least an hour earlier as the line can get long. Read more
  • Josh W.
    If you're a fan of plays (as opposed to musicals), the "Play Express" line is an outstanding way to breeze through quickly, even at the last minute.
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    In the mood for a show? Bring your holiday spirit to Radio City at 50th St and 6th Ave to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This New York tradition is not to be missed!
  • Avi M.
    Avi MuchnickJanuary 8, 2012
    Bought a metro card recently? Hold it over your head and announce you have a metro discount and you can cut the entire line!
  • Erica
    EricaNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    TKTS Patron Services Reps are available with iPads to show you additional info about shows,to help you find the theatre, find accessibility info and more! Find them on the square wearing TKTS red!
  • Sanjay G.
    Sanjay GuptaJune 7, 2010
    Get discount tickets to Broadway shows, the day of. When I lived in New York, I saw 13 shows in 6 months. People wait all day, but sometimes 30 minutes before the show, the line may disappear :) Read more
  • Vishnu P.
    Vishnu PremDecember 19, 2012
    Come here to get all your Musical & Play tickets. You can usually get 50-70% discounts for same day tickets!
  • Juan B.
    Juan BenitezSeptember 29, 2012
    The line for the non-musical shows is in the west side, only booth 12! Save some time. (Those shows have a "P" on the boards)
  • Erica
    EricaMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Look for Patron Services Reps in RED for help navigating the booth! The line usually starts about an hour before we open. It moves fast, so pick two or three shows in advance to get out quicker! Read more
    MAMMA MIA!January 25, 2012
    Since you're so close to the Winter Garden Theatre (50th & Broadway), catch a performance of MAMMA MIA, now 11 years on Broadway! Get 2 for 1 tix now thru 2/4 using Broadway Week's code: BW2012
  • Juan B.
    Juan BenitezSeptember 29, 2012
    Download the iPhone/iPad app for real time update of the shows availables. Discounts change everyday (one day could be 30 and the next 50)
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.March 20
    The line looks deceptively long but it moves very quickly
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