Insider Secrets To Saving Money on NYC Broadway Shows

New York City is renowned for its vibrant theater scene, with Broadway shows attracting millions of visitors each year. However, admission is pricey and combined with New York’s notoriously high costs, any tips on saving are appreciated. Read on because as a New Yorker who has lived in the area for 21 years, I’ve compiled all the little known ways to see shows without breaking the bank and I’m about to share ALL the insider tips!

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1).Same day tickets 

Ask for “rush” tickets the day of the show that you want to see. New York New York tickets at 2nd row for instance were recently purchased for $30 . Normally rush tickets range from $30-$50. You’ll want to check out this link which has the policies for each show as they all vary.  If you’re spontaneous and flexible, there are a couple great ways to score last minute deals the day of! Download and use the TodayTix app for last minute unused ticket deals! OR head to a TKTS Booth (in Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Downtown Brooklyn), these booths offer same-day tickets at up to 50% off the regular price. (The Times Square line will be the longest). Or you could join TDF and visit their website to see what offers they have for advance sale.  Arriving early and being flexible with your show selection can increase your chances of finding great deals. Pro tip- download the TKTS app to find out what tickets are avail that day before you even arrive!

2). Save on ticket fees

which can really add up by skipping Ticketmaster and Telecharge charges and by going directly to the theater box office and paying directly. Wednesdays are the best days to try this because there are usually 2 shows and weekdays are less popular than weekends. broadway show discount tickets, broadway show ticket sales, how to get discount broadway show tickets

3). Sign up for the deals.

Websites like TodayTix, BroadwayBox,, Broadway direct, Social Toaster, and Goldstar regularly feature exclusive deals and promotions. Sign up for their newsletters or follow them on social media to stay updated on the latest offers. 

4). Enter a digital lottery.

I have friends who’ve done this daily and have scored coveted Hamilton tickets for $10 each! Click here! You have to be in it to win it as they say! Lucky seat is a digital lottery that allows you to play to win tickets for the next week instead of the day of. for Broadway Lottery tickets. Also Broadway Direct has some Broadway show lotteries as well as Social Toaster.
Look at TodayTix but their fees are getting higher and the seats not great.


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5).Midweek and Matinee Performances:

Attending shows during less popular times can lead to substantial savings. Midweek performances, especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, tend to have lower demand, resulting in discounted tickets. Matinee performances, typically held on Wednesdays and weekends, also offer reduced prices.annie on broadway, hollywood on broadway, tips on getting show ticket deals, how to save on broadway shows, how to get broadway show deals

6).  Student and Military Discounts:

If you’re a student or a member of the military, take advantage of the special discounts offered by various theaters. The TIX4STUDENTS program provides discounted tickets to students as does the check the Theatre Development Fund (TDF). There are other categories too that qualify for a TDF membership, click here to learn more!

7).  Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway Shows

While Broadway shows are the epitome of New York theater, don’t overlook the incredible productions happening off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway. These shows often offer more affordable ticket prices while still delivering exceptional performances. Check out venues like The Public Theater, Signature Theatre, and St. Ann’s Warehouse for a diverse range of shows.

In conclusion, the magic of Broadway and NYC shows can be yours even while on a budget. I hope you get to immerse yourself in the magic and wonder of live theater. Let me know what you/d show you’d choose to see!

13 Pretty PINK Places Part 1- Secret New York

Who else is obsessed with finding Instagramable walls, restaurants and photogenic hot spots? If you are, you’ll love following me on IG where I feature them from all around the world! Here’s a list of the prettiest pink places in New York! Tell me which one is your favorite! And subscribe to the blog for more because I’m about to expand this into a series for other cities too!!

1). Museum of Ice Cream (popup)

558 Broadway (between Prince & Spring)


2). Pietro Nolita (a pretty in pink Italian restaurant that you can read all about here).

174 Elizabeth St. off Kenmore


3). Mtea (bubble tea cafe)

36-55 Main St. Flushing

Neighborhood- Flushing Queens

1265 Broadway

4). Teso Life (Japanese convenience store)


5). The Floral Escape (popup)

341 Jericho Turnpike

Neighborhood-Floral Park Queens

6). Eat Pretty (upper east side cafe)

501 E 83rd st

Neighborhood-Upper East Side

7). Fiat Cafe (Italian restaurant)

203 Mott Street


8). Teso Life (Japanese convenience store)

1265 Broadway

Neighborhood- Koreatown

9). Nordstrom Burberry Cafe

225 W. 57th st.

Neighborhood – Midtown West

10). Loveshack Fancy (women’s boutique)

390 Bleeker. And 1058 Madison Ave check recent Instagram posts for latest storefront displays as they change with each season

West Village (upper east side storefront not pictured here)

11). Marc Jacobs Storefront (popup store)

59 Greene St.


12). Makeup Museum (popup)

94 Gansevoort

Neighborhood- Meatpacking District

13). Riley Rose (Beauty supply store)

435 7th Ave.

Neighborhood- Penn Station area

So there it is! 13 pretty pink places you must visit in NY to get that cute Instagram photo! Which one is your favorite?? And is there anything else you’d add to the list??

Please let me know in the comments, YOUR favorite pink places! I’m continuing on with this series and will be sharing other pink hot spots around the world so I’d love to hear your feedback!!

Click here for the top12 Instagrammable cafes in NY

Click here for 5 flowery facades for your IG photo!

Click here for a review of afternoon tea at NY’s Tiffany Blue restaurant!

Click here for the most Instagramable outdoor dining options downtown!

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