The TKTS booth in Times Square sells day-of-show tickets for Broadway and other New York City theater events at discounts of 20% to 50%. Additional TKTS booths are located at the South Street Seaport, Lincoln Center and in downtown Brooklyn.
To avoid the lines at TKTS and the uncertainty of same-day buying, consider Broadway shows with discounts available online with Entertainment Link. The seats for discounted Broadway tickets purchased online are generally side-by-side with those for full-price tickets (perfect example here).
The chart below shows availabilities at TKTS for the past three days, and, for our logged-in subscribers, what is available today.
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Shows release tickets to TKTS when they have extras, so there's no guarantee than any specific show will be available on any given date. All tickets are sold first-come, first-served, and can only be purchased in person - TKTS never sells tickets online or by phone.
When you arrive, Check the list of available shows on the board when you first arrive "there are electronic signs on both sides of the booth" pick your top few shows, and head to the line. As you get to the front of the line, check the boards again to see if your choice is still listed as you get close to the window.
Once you get to the booth, ask the kind folks at the window how good the seats are. Try not to ask about more than three shows. Note that cell phone use is forbidden at the window itself (as it is at every Broadway box office).
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All three TKTS booths are owned and operated by the not-for-profit Theatre Development Fund. While we provide information on ticket availability, Entertainment Link is not affiliated with TKTS or the Theatre Development Fund.
|Times Square||South Street Seaport||Downtown Brooklyn||Lincoln Center|
|Broadway at 47th Street||Corner of Front and John Streets||Corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade||Located in the David Rubenstein Atrium at 61 West 62nd Street|
|evening performances||evening performances||evening performances||evening performances|
|Mon-Sat: 3pm - 8pm||Mon-Sat: 11am - 6pm||Tues-Sat: 11am - 6pm||Tues-Sat: 12pm - 7pm|
|Sun: 3pm - 1/2 hour before last show begins||Sun: 11am - 4pm (evening performances only)||Sun: 11am - 4pm (evening performances only)|
|Wed and Sat: 10am - 2pm |
Sun: 11am - 3pm
|available on the previous day only||available on the previous day only||available on the previous day only|
|1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, S, Q to 42nd St.-Times Sq.||A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton St.||A, C, F, R to Jay St.-MetroTech||A, B, C, D to 59th Street/Columbus Circle|
|N, R, W to 49th St.||2, 3, 4, 5 to Court St.-Borough Hall||1 to 66th Street/Lincoln Center|
|payment types||payment types||payment types||payment types|
|Cash, Traveler's Checks, Major Credit Cards||Cash, Traveler's Checks, Major Credit Cards||Cash, Traveler's Checks, Major Credit Cards||Cash, Traveler's Checks, Major Credit Cards|