Scoring Broadway tickets to a top show is a thrill for locals and visitors alike, but with soaring ticket prices, it can be hard to make seeing these family-friendly Broadway shows a regular occurrence. Luckily, there are discounted Broadway tickets to be found if you know where to look—and we do.
One exciting new option is the Mommy Poppins Family Activity Calendar, which now allows you to search and book discount Broadway tickets directly from our site. But, we've also go the scoop on five more ways to score cheap tickets to Broadway shows.
Not sure what to see? You'll find all our top picks for the best kid-friendly entertainment in our NYC Guide to Children's Theater and Shows.
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You can see Hamilton for as little as $10 per ticket if you win its popular weekly ticket lottery. Photo by Joan Marcus
Best Discount Broadway Ticket Deals
We hope the Mommy Poppins Calendar is already your first stop for family fun, but did you know that we have calendar categories for Shows & Exhibits and have now added one for Discount Broadway Tickets, too? You'll find most kid-friendly Broadway shows like Disney's Aladdin, plus Off-Broadway options like Blue Man Group, and even tickets to Yankees home games.
Tickets are direct from the theater, not resale, and 100% guaranteed so you can buy with confidence. Simply search the NYC calendar by show name or select Discount Broadway Tickets from the activity categories to see all our Broadway show deals. We hope you'll find a great deal and also a great feeling knowing you're supporting this small business when you buy your tickets from us. Thank you!
Broadway Week allows fans to snag 2-for-1 tickets to a host of Broadway shows during its biannual run, which (despite its name) typically takes place for two weeks in January/February and September. Many Broadway shows sell out within minutes, so you need to log on right when tickets go on sale. Seating restrictions and blackout dates apply. To avoid additional fees, go directly to the box office. To find out when Broadway Week tickets go on sale, sign up at the official website.
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Kids Night on Broadway gives families access to BOGO Broadway tickets on select nights. Photo courtesy of Kids Night on Broadway
Kids' Night on Broadway is another 2-for-1 Broadway ticket deal, and this one is specifically for families. Buy one full-price adult ticket to a kid-friendly show and snag a FREE child's seat (ages 6-18). Sign up for the Broadway Fan Club to get on the info list.
The app TodayTix offers discounted and full-price Broadway tickets and handles the online lotteries for many Broadway shows. Playbill also has a comprehensive list of inexpensive rush, lottery, standing-room-only (SRO), and student ticket deals that is frequently updated. Most lotteries are done online, so you don't even have to leave the house to enter.
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The famous red steps in Times Square a built atop the TKTS booth, though it's not the only one in town. Photo courtesy of TKTS
For last-minute deals, wait at one of NYC's TKTS by TDF Discount Booths to buy same-day theater tickets at up to 50 percent off.
6. Discount Ticket Sites
There are many other sites that list discount codes for select Broadway shows year-round, which can be used to purchase seats online or over the phone. If possible, print out the offer and bring it to the box office to avoid service fees. Popular discounted Broadway ticket sites include BroadwayBox, TheaterMania, and Playbill. If you go to NYC theater regularly, it's worth finding out if you're eligible to join TDF (Hint: All kids qualify!), which offers deeply discounted tickets to shows on Broadway and beyond.
Raven Snook contributed additional reporting.