TKTS Half-Price Tickets (Theatre Development Fund)

three locations

TKTS opened for business on June 25, 1973, and its booths have been selling Broadway, Off-Broadway, Dance and Music events ever since. Tickets are available at 25%, 35%, and 50% of full-price (plus a $4.00 per ticket service charge) and are available... more

TKTS opened for business on June 25, 1973, and its booths have been selling Broadway, Off-Broadway, Dance and Music events ever since. Tickets are available at 25%, 35%, and 50% of full-price (plus a $4.00 per ticket service charge) and are available mostly on the day of performance. All major forms of payment are accepted, including credit cards, cash, and travelers' checks, as well as TKTS Gift Certificates. All available tickets are posted on boards outside the ticket windows. At the TKTS booth in Times Square, Window 6 is a separate PLAY ONLY line. Same-day discount ticket buyers may queue to purchase tickets for Broadway and Off Broadway dramatic plays. These productions will be indicated on the electronic boards with a letter P. Changes in availability occur continuously as cooperating theatres supply or withdraw tickets, depending on box office demand. BEWARE OF TICKETS SOLD ON THE STREET Tickets not purchased at the tkts Box Office windows may have been illegally obtained and there is a possibility you will not be seated upon arrival at the theatre. The Times Square TKTS Booth offers tickets only on the day-of-performance. The Southstreet Seaport and Downtown... more

TKTS opened for business on June 25, 1973, and its booths have been selling Broadway, Off-Broadway, Dance and Music events ever since. Tickets are available at 25%, 35%, and 50% of full-price (plus a $4.00 per ticket service charge) and are available mostly on the day of performance.

All major forms of payment are accepted, including credit cards, cash, and travelers' checks, as well as TKTS Gift Certificates. All available tickets are posted on boards outside the ticket windows. At the TKTS booth in Times Square, Window 6 is a separate PLAY ONLY line. Same-day discount ticket buyers may queue to purchase tickets for Broadway and Off Broadway dramatic plays. These productions will be indicated on the electronic boards with a letter P.

Changes in availability occur continuously as cooperating theatres supply or withdraw tickets, depending on box office demand.

BEWARE OF TICKETS SOLD ON THE STREET
Tickets not purchased at the tkts Box Office windows may have been illegally obtained and there is a possibility you will not be seated upon arrival at the theatre.

The Times Square TKTS Booth offers tickets only on the day-of-performance. The Southstreet Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn Booths both sell day-of-peformance tickets for evening shows and matinee tickets for the following day's shows. The Brooklyn location also sells tickets to performing arts events in the borough.

TKTS Time Square is located under the large red steps in Father Duffy Square at the intersection of Broadway and 47th Street and is open for evening performances Monday-Saturday, 3pm-8pm and Sundays from 3pm, and for matinee performances Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm, when even tickets are unavailable, as well as Sundays from 11am-3pm. This location is accessible by the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, R, W, A, and C to Times Square. The steps became an instant hit with Times Square crowds, and every day they are filled with tourists enjoying the sights and sounds of Broadway.

TKTS Lower Manhattan Theatre Center at South Street Seaport is located at the corner of Front and John Streets, in the rear of the Resnick/Prudential Building at 199 Water Street and is open Monday-Friday, 11am to 6pm. This location is accessible by the J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, and 5 to Fulton Street and the A, and C to Broadway-Nassau.

TKTS Downtown Brooklyn is located in 1 Metrotech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Street, and is open Monday-Friday, 11am-6pm. This location is accessible by the A, C, and F to Jay Street, the R, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to Court Street-Borough Hall, and the M and R to Lawrence Street.


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Theater District Description

TKTS Half-Price Tickets (Theatre Development Fund) is located in the Theater District neighborhood of Manhattan. For Broadway fans, dining and staying in and around the theater district is a must. Depending on whom you ask, the theater district spans approximately from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st and 54th Streets. From the hustle of the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the bustle of 42nd Street and Times Square, much of New York's dazzling vibrancy and energy emanates from this area.

Below we offer our advice on favorite places:

HOTELS:
Right at the crossroads of Times Square you'll find the Hilton Times Square, with its stunning views and close proximity to all the boogie of Broadway. A block north and east takes you the charming boutique hotel called the Casablanca, with just 48 rooms and a private rooftop deck beloved for its views of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. One block west and across from the New York Times headquarters is the 45-story Westin Times Square, linked to the E-Walk entertainment and retail complex.

West 44th Street has a number of great hotels, including the Art Deco Millennium Broadway, the luxurious French-American Sofitel and Ian Schrager-designed boutique hotel Royalton just across the street.

A block north and close to Eighth Avenue you'll find the well-known budget hotel, the Milford Plaza known also as the "lullaby of Broadway." Right at Broadway the perennial favorite Marriott Marquis has a soaring atrium and glass elevators. Just north you'll find the chic and trendy W New York Times Square, and further east the even more chic and über-trendy Night Hotel.

Back to Broadway a just a block north around 46th Street is the convenient and comfortable Doubletree Guest Suites, which is a great option for families. A bit further west on 46th Street is another stylish Ian Schrager gem, the Paramount; to the east you'll find a stunning inspiration in The Muse.

A final recommendation is just slightly outside the Theater District, but so close, so impressive, and overlooking the New York Public Library. Called the Bryant Park Hotel, it indeed has a wonderful view of popular Bryant Park as well. Click HERE for a complete list of hotels in the Theater District.

RESTAURANTS
With dozens of fine dining, casual, ethnic and fast-food restaurants to choose from, the Theater District is a food mecca. Remember to let your server know if you have theater tickets and need to finish your meal in a set period of time!

First off, the block of West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is well-known as Restaurant Row for its many offerings and wide variety of cuisines. Here you will find everything from traditional steakhouse fare at Broadway Joe to Italian Jewish cuisine at Lattanzi, to a great selection of beers and world cuisine at Joshua Tree.

All around the theater district are big theme restaurants, ranging from ESPN Zone to the perennial favorite for barbecue Virgil’s. Enjoy excellent and quick Chinese food at Ollie’s. If great steak is your thing, head to the Palm or Ruths Chris. Other wonderful pre-theater possibilities include DB Bistro Moderne for excellent French bistro fare and the splendid new American cuisine at Thalia.

If you crave great ethnic food and want to go a bit further afield, superb Ethiopian cuisine can be had at Queen of Sheba, and right nearby visit Hallo Berlin for a taste of Germany. One of our favorite all-American locales, The Pony Bar offers a few modest dishes to complement its dozens of superb craft beers.

Your options certainly aren't limited to Restaurant Row or luxury restaurants. Obviously in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, you’ll find the chain restaurants you see all over America, some with supersize versions such as Chevy’s and Red Lobster. Happy dining!

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Times Square:
Located "under the red steps" In Father Duffy Square on Broadway and 47th Street.

Hours:
For evening performances:
Monday: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm-8:00pm
Wed-Sat: 3:00pm-8:00pm
Sunday: 3:00pm until one-half hour before the latest curtain time being sold.

For matinee performances:
Wednesday and Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Please note: no evening tickets are sold from 10am to 2 pm at Times Square.

South Street Seaport:
At the corner of Front and John Streets, near the rear of the Resnick/ Prudential Building at 199 Water Street.

Hours:
For same-day evening and next day matinee  performances:

Mon-Sat: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

* Matinee tickets are only sold on the day before the performance at TKTS Seaport.

Downtown Brooklyn:
In 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Street Promenade.

Hours:
For same-day evening and next day matinee  performances:

Tue-Sat: 11:00am-6:00pm

* Matinee tickets are sold on the day before the performance at TKTS Downtown Brooklyn.

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