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47th Street & Broadway, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-221-0013
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Ranked #28 of 592 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping
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Owner description: TKTS Discount Booths offer tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway musicals and plays at up to 50% off full-price. With dozens of productions on sale every day, there's something for everyone! TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City: 1. The Times Square Booth sells day-of-performance discount tickets only as well as future full-price tickets. There is also a "Play Only" window if you only want to see a non-musical production 2. The South Street Seaport and Downtown Brooklyn Booths sell tickets to evening performances on the day of the performance and matinee tickets the day before. All TKTS Booths accept credit cards, cash, and TKTS Gift Certificates. All locations sell tickets at 50%, 40%, 30% and 20% off full price (plus a $4.50 per ticket service charge, which helps support other TDF services and programs such as the Autism Theatre Initiative and wide-ranging arts education programs for middle and high school students. Additional non-TDF charges may apply). Availability and ticket inventory change throughout the day and at the discretion of individual productions.

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This place offers cheaper tickets on broadway shows. Great deals on tickets and the line moves very fast. Most of the shows were 50% off. I checked ticket master right before we went there to see if we were really getting a good deal and we were. We got great seats to see Phantom of the Opera. If we could've... More

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Columbia, Tennessee, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Great deals, and all you need to do is wait in line. We were "lucky" in that is was pouring down rain the day we went so the line wasn't very long. THey have ALL KINDS of shows to see, and if you go back to the booth AFTER your afternoon show, you get to skip the line for tickets... More

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Stafford, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you want a discount on the MOST EXPENSIVE ticket, then this is a good option. The lines do move quickly and the discounts are good but if you just want an inexpensive seat or a CHOICE of what seat and what you pay, skip the TICKETS booth and go directly to the theater. At the TICKETS booth they only... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is the place to visit for cheaper theatre tickets for on and off Broadway Shows in New York city. You can purchase discounted tickets for "that day" performances and full price tickets for shows for upcoming days. There are a number of tellers serving so the wait in the queue is not very long. Purchased twice for "that day"... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I hesitated before heading to TKTS- a colleague referred to it as "waiting in line to save a few bucks". I am happy that I ended up giving it a try. The show has a price range of $67- $142. With $72 i am literally sitting right in front of the stage. If you do have sometime to stand in... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I got a ticket for the phantom of the opera for 70$ instead of 130$ (if I had bought it online in advance). great way to save money and the standing in line for an hour doesn't bother you at all, because you can always look at all the advertisements around you!

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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

went to tkts at 430 pm and got 2 tickets to Kinky Boots right away. very helpful. recommended that you go around 4 in the afternoon.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Despite their website indicating a raneg of prices, for any of the 3 shows we asked about, TKTS would only offer us the top price ticket. A reduction on an incredibly expensive ticket, is still quite expensive! To put it another way, you can get cheaper tickets (with 0% reduction) direct from the theatre. Add to this a rude guy... More

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TKTSPatronServices, Guest Relations Manager at TKTS, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear about your experience at TKTS. Please note that TKTS sells discount tickets on behalf of the productions. The productions set the prices for their full-price tickets and allocate same-day discount tickets to TKTS along with the percentage of discount (50%, 40%, 30% or 20%) they would like them sold at. We hope this explanation helps. More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We like to plan ahead and know our seats but I persuaded my husband to try tkts and we were not disappointed. The line moves quickly, there are helpers if you have any questions and we got 2nd row tickets to kinky boots for $96 each. I wish we had more time to see more shows because the whole experience... More

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Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews 101 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just a small correction to some of the reviews that say "half-price" tickets. (In the old days, they called them twofers... get it?) But progress marches on. Now they're discounted UP TO 50%. So the more popular shows (and therefore the ones with fewer tickets at the booth) are 20, 30, or 40% off. Twenty percent off a $168 ticket... More

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