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!

6 Sensational Reasons to Visit Yucca Valley and Its Quirky Hidden Gems

Are you looking for a unique and charming desert getaway? If you’ve already been to Palm Springs and or want someplace cooler in temps, consider visiting Yucca Valley, California. Here are 6 sensational reasons you need to add Yucca Valley to your travel bucket list.

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1). Desert vibes without the unbearable temps!

Yucca Valley tends to be at least 10 degrees cooler than the nearby, Palm Springs which can be a game changer and total relief especially when comparing the 3 digit temps of Palm Springs during the hottest season. We found the high 70s-low 80 degree temps late September during our Yucca Valley visit to be perfect! (DWhereas Palm Springs was in the high 90s-Los 100s)! 😅😅

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Plus, Yucca Valley offers a quieter and more relaxed atmosphere than touristy Palm Springs. Being city slickers ourselves, we absolutely cherished the peaceful, often other-worldly vibes. You will surely feel transported here. It was the perfect place for a girls’ getaway from the hustle and bustle of LA.

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Nature enthusiasts will especially enjoy the awe-inspiring star and sunset gazing, the iconic Joshua tree /boulder / mountain landscape, plus the hiking and the rock climbing opportunities throughout this picturesque desert town. If you’ve never immersed yourself in this sort of environment, it will absolutely blow your mind!

2). World Famous Crochet Museum
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Immerse yourself in a whimsical wonderland filled with stunning crochet creations from talented artists around the globe at this one-of-a-kind, pit stop created by local artist, Shari Elf.

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Marvel at the intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and extraordinary designs that showcase the true artistry of crochet. Whether you’re a seasoned crochet enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of handmade crafts, this tiny but extraordinary museum promises to captivate your imagination and leave you in awe.

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📍 61855 29 Palms Highway. Closes at 5PM

3). Beauty Bubble Salon and Museum

Part hair salon (by appointment), part art exhibit, and part museum, this is a fun and unforgettable find! The pastel exterior featuring a fun photo opp in front of the store with its vintage beauty salon chairs totally sets the stage for the vintage vibes inside, doesn’t it?

Walk inside and you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in HAIRstory! The lovingly curated, pastel beauty palace is a feast for the eyes!

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Think mannequin heads artfully topped with colorful curlers, nostalgic and never-seen-before hair products, vintage brooches and starburst sunnies. Think glamour shots, mixed in with articles, ads and unusual, rare products from the beauty industry. This place is so unique it warranted a documentary called, “Inside the beauty bubble” featuring its founder, Jeff Hafler.

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📍 61855 29 Palms HWY. open 10am-6pm (It’s right next to the crochet museum so park once and see both)!!

4). Yucca Valley’s thriving arts scene,

is also a huge draw. Amongst the charming choices, I’d recommend Noah Purifoy outdoor desert art museum if unconventional, modern art is your thing.

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Set amidst the unique desert landscape, isolated in what seems like no man’s land, I truly enjoyed wandering around and exploring the eccentric installations, makeshift houses, and arches built with toilets, and tires. This place proves that one man’s trash truly is another’s treasure and reminded me of a similar desert exhibit we once visited called Slab City by the Salton City.

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📍 63030 Blair Ln. Joshua Tree, CA. TIP-go when the sun is down to avoid harsh sunlight and excessive heat and also to avoid other people in your photos. This gallery is open to the public sun up to sundown at 8pm without an entrance fee and dogs are welcome.

5). Vintage shop at The End.

Fashionistas flock to this vintage store! If you’re into vintage, jewelry, and rare fashion finds, this is a must-stop! I bought a pretty cottage core style nightgown here and an art deco golden necklace which I can’t wait to wear. Btw shopping was our only cardio on this trip and I much preferred it that way! And my eyes (maybe not so much my legs) got the most fun workout here!!

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📍 55872 29 Palms HWY. open 11am-5pm

6). Go back in Time at Pioneer Town
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Pioneertown in Yucca Valley is a hidden gem nestled in the mesmerizing beauty of the Mojave Desert. Stepping foot into this charming town feels like traveling back in time to the era of the wild west, with its rustic buildings and dusty streets. The old-fashioned saloons, authentic western-style shops, and the famous Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace exude an aura of nostalgia and old-fashioned adventure.

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Whether you’re a Western enthusiast, or simply a content creator like us seeking unique backdrops, Pioneertown promises to leave an indelible impression on your memory!

BONUS Bucket List stop in Yucca Valley?

Make sure to eat at La Copine while in the Yucca Valley.  It has been featured in the NY Times and Vogue and we can attest to its deliciousness!!  We ordered 7 items and loved them ALL!  It’s a must us!  


Ok! Thanks for reading!  Make sure to follow along on Instagram for more videos and photos of this amazing girls’ getaway to Yucca Valley.  I hope you get to visit one day and hope that this list is helpful to you and inspires you to visit one day!!

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