Finding Discounted Broadway Play Tickets
New York Theaters, especially Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway theaters, have been gaining increasing popularity over the years. So much so that people who visit New York City for a short time on business, or on a vacation, want to squeeze in at least one Broadway play into their itinerary. With the Box Office on Broadway grossing huge amounts with each show, the prices of Broadway play tickets are heading northwards. What has added to the cost of tickets is the increasing production costs of mainstream plays on Broadway. The presence of many top Hollywood stars in Broadway productions, too, have added to their production costs.
With 39 theaters on the Broadway beat, and many others commonly called the Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway theaters, totaling more than 100, a little research can help you get discounted Broadway play tickets for plays of your choice.
Looking For Discounted Tickets
The easiest way to purchase Broadway play tickets is through the Box Office, but they are normally sold at face value, and are quite expensive. You can, though, get your hands on discounted play tickets through the Box Office if the play is not so popular. Such discounts could be as much as 50 percent. Normally, discount tickets for a new play, and the ones that are popular, are never available, unless you get lucky and may get some extra tickets available at the last moment.
Tickets that have been reserved on behalf of actors or other patrons, for their guests who do not turn up or cancel, may be available at the Box Office. Such Broadway play tickets can be available at very reasonable prices, and these could be for great seats. Another way is to get your hands on discount codes that are released by theaters in New York for marketing purposes. You can save around 50 percent of the ticket price with such codes, which can be found on the Internet.
Theaters have certain seats that obstruct a clear view of the stage because of the scenery or props, or a support column. Such seats are available at huge discounts, if you are ready to forgo a piece of the action, at some particular spot on the stage. Students are offered discounts on presentation of their IDs, and are normally allowed two tickets on one ID. The discounts may vary from theater to theater and the play, but they are substantial. It involves going to the theater and standing in line to see if student discount tickets are on offer or not.
One other way of securing discount tickets is to opt for Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets. Of course, you will have no seat and will have to watch the complete show standing up. One thing is clear, though. There will be no obstruction, and the view to the stage will be clear. You may get lucky and find yourself a seat if any is available after the play starts.
These are some of the ways by which you can find yourself discounted Broadway play tickets, and save yourself a lot of cash.
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