Getting cheap tickets to premiere New York City theater no longer means having to wait for hours in rush lines and try your luck in lotteries. Sure, those are great resources, but rather than risk coming up empty handed, enjoy these advance purchase programs provided through major Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre companies desperately reaching out to build a new audience by offering CHEAP seats.
Hiptix @ Roundabout Theatre Company
The Roundabout Theatre Company aside between 10 and 40 seats at every performance for their discounted ticket program, Hiptix. The tickets are between $20-$25 dollars!
To join Hiptix you must be between the ages of 18 and 35. You can reserve up to two tickets per show, and your guest can be any age!
Current and upcoming shows at Roundabout Theatre Company include Bad Jews, The Winslow Boy, Cabaret, and Dinner With Friends.
Hiptix can be purchased online, on the phone, or at the box office. Just mention Hiptix.
30 Under 30 @ Manhattan Theatre Club
Like it sounds, 30 Under 30 gives out two $30 theatre tickets to patrons under 30 years old. Again, your guest may be any age, but you must pick up the tickets. Additionally, Manhattan Theatre Club hosts events, readings, receptions, and giveaways for 30 Under 30 Members.
Current and upcoming shows at Manhattan Theatre Club include The Snow Geese, The Commons of Pensacola, Taking Care of Baby, and Casa Valentina.
30 Under 30 tickets can be purchased, online, on the phone, or at the box office. Just mention 30 under 30.
LincTix @ Lincoln Center Theatre
LincTix offers one $32 ticket to theatergoers between the ages of 21 and 35 for each of its performances.
Current and upcoming shows presented by Lincoln Center Theatre include Macbeth, Domesticated, Luce, and Act One.
LincTix can be purchased online or at the box office. They cannot be purchased by phone. Sign up for LincTix online and present your membership number when purchasing tickets for the discount.
30 Under 30 @ Second Stage Theatre
Though called 30 under 30, the tickets for those under 30 are $35. As this is a smaller off-Broadway space, these tickets are subject to availability and may not be offered at every performance.
Current and upcoming shows at Second Stage Theatre include Little Miss Sunshine, The Happiest Song Playlist, and Sex with Strangers
30 Under 30 tickets may be purchased at the box office.
30 and Under @ Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons offers a youth membership program called 30 and Under. The season membership is $20 up front, then only $20 per ticket to all of the six season productions. Members may also bring guests (aged 30 and under) for $30.
Current and upcoming shows include Mr. Burns, a post electric-play, Stage Kiss, The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, You Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, and Fly By Night: A New Musical.
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