Getting Tickets

Getting Tickets

Earlier, we talked about how third party ticket sites can be one of the best ways to find out what productions are playing on a given night in whatever city you might be finding yourself. In New York City especially, where there are dozens of shows going on at any given time, having a way to sort through the countless number of plays going on is an easy way to stay organized and make sure that if you want to get a taste of Broadway, you can.

Finding tickets to the big name shows, like Hamilton or Wicked, can be tough. Broadway is popular, and when a show hits a certain level of success, finding tickets to a performance can be not just tough, but almost impossible. That doesn’t mean you should give up, though. When tickets sell out at the box office, it doesn’t mean that there are no remaining tickets available. It just means that you need to be a bit more creative with your search.

That’s why we recommend using the third party sites, amongst other reasons. These sites have many different tickets available, whether they be plays or sporting events or something else. Sites like SeatGeek, StubHub, and TicketLiquidator have thousands of tickets that have already been purchased, and counted by the box offices as sold. But for some reason or another, the original buyer of the tickets will not be using them. This gives you a chance to purchase Broadway play tickets from a third party in a safe and easy manner. Rather than risking using a scalper outside the venue, you can use a completely legal and trusted manner to get seats in the theater. All of the most reputable sites guarantee their tickets and take safety precautions to make sure that your tickets are genuine, shipped to you on time, and that your personal and financial information is kept safe. For those looking for tickets to the hottest shows out there, this is a valuable method to use—even if the performance has been marked as sold out.

Getting Started

If you’ve never used one of these sites before, don’t worry. The process for getting started is really easy. All you need to do is fill out some online forms with your name, email, and address, if you are having tickets shipped to your physical address. These sites do offer e-tickets, which can be really nice if you are away from home and are buying tickets on your phone. E-tickets also tend to have a lower shipping price in many cases, so you can save a few bucks with these, depending on the original vendor and the venue.

Besides signing up for an account with whichever site you decide to go with, you should be signing up for alerts or newsletters through the site. This way, when events that you are interested in, such as New York City Broadway productions, become available, you can be one of the first to know. Download the site’s app on your phone, and make sure that alerts can be seen on your handheld device, too. This will make it so you can buy tickets even if you are out of the house.

As a little extra hint, we also encourage you to sign up with multiple sites. Let’s say you want to go see Hamilton on a Friday night, and only a handful of tickets are available. If two different sites have equal tickets, you can save a few bucks by going with the site that has the cheapest tickets. And if only one site has tickets available, you won’t be limited because of a short reach on your part.