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How to Score Discount Show Tickets

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How to Score Discount Show Tickets

An intimate flamenco show in Barcelona. Waitress the Musical on Broadway. "O" in Las Vegas. When I visit a new city, I like to experience the culture and feel a little cultured by seeing a show! Whether you're purchasing last-minute show tickets for Broadway or adding a show to your travel itinerary, there are tons of ways to get a great deal on theatre, concert, and other show tickets while traveling!

Hand holding an iPhone in front of the tower theater neon marquee for discount show tickets

Discount Show Tickets

If you're looking for last minute tickets, it doesn't hurt to go to the source! You can go to the box office of the show you're most interested in to see if they have team members handing out discount coupons and promotional flyers nearby.

You can even call or do your research before you go to see if they offer rush tickets or a lottery for cheap day-of-show seats.

Rush Tickets

Most theatre shows in NYC, London, sell day-of-performance rush tickets or offer a lottery for coveted orchestra or front row seats to the show.

For general rush tickets, you go to the box office at a particular time and they sell first-come, first-served rush tickets anywhere from $20-$50 a ticket. This is a great way to purchase cheap show tickets when you don't have a strict itinerary and you're open to seeing multiple shows!

The Lottery

Find out if a show offers rush tickets or a lottery by checking the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the shows' website. ​

For the lottery tickets, you can arrive at the designated time to put your name in the hat. Usually these lotteries are available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person, paying cash only.

Some shows have a digital or online lottery where you can enter your information and wait for an email after the lottery closes to find out whether you won or not.

Las Vegas discount tickets on demand show booth on the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Discounts

Competition is steep on the Las Vegas Strip with so many sensational shows and attractions to see. Every show wants to have you in their seats, so it's easy to get discounted show tickets in The Entertainment Capital of the World!

  • Tix4Tonight allows you to buy tickets online now or at any of the 9 booths located on the Las Vegas Strip or Downtown and pick up your discount Vegas show tickets for theatrical productions, comedy, adult, and variety shows playing daily.
  • TicketsOnDemand has booths throughout the Strip that sell select seats for up to 50% off to Vegas shows and attractions. You'll walk away with actual tickets without having to go to the box office before the show.

New York Discounts

  • Visit any of the TKTS Discount Booths, including the convenient Times Square location, and get same-day theatre tickets at up to 50% off. Try to get to a booth early in the day for the best same-day discount ticket availability and inventory and cheap Broadway tickets.

You can check the website to see if you qualify for TDF membership to receive benefits like $11-$49 tickets that you can purchase online in advance.

Tower Theater in Miami at night with neon lights and marquee and girl standing alone

Online Discounts

  • Todaytix.com offers some of the lowest convenience and/or delivery fees in the industry for shows in cities all around the world, including New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco area, as well as international cities like London, England, Melbourne & Sydney, Australia.
  • Free members of Goldstar.com get half-price tickets to all kinds of live events, including comedy, variety, and music shows in major cities across the U.S.
  • Check TheaterMania.com's comprehensive directory of musicals, plays, and live performances, tickets, and discounts on Broadway shows and beyond.

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