Rush or Lottery sales can be digital or in-person. Digital entries are often accepted as early as one week before the desired show until 11 a.m. the day before the performance. The drawing is held at noon the day before the performance, and tickets cost $50, payable by credit card. Lucky Seat has become the biggest provider of digital rush and lottery sales and they notify winners by e-mail, who then must purchase tickets by 4 p.m. the day before the performance, while in-person rush buyers buy in-person. Rush tickets can often have an obstructed or partial view, and pairs may be split up.
Cancellation tickets may also be available through the cancellation line on the day of the show. These cancellation tickets are sold at face value.
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TKTS Discount Booths are also a great way to affordably see theater in NYC. Known for their iconic booth located around Manhattan, they offer discounts of 20% to 50% off face value tickets, and have limited availability of unsold tickets for purchase on the day of the event. TKTS Discount Booths in NYC include the flagship location in the heart of Times Square, with booths also at South Street Seaport and Lincoln Center. “Standing Room” tickets at the back of the orchestra or mezzanine are available at discounted prices. Group Tickets are another way to get discounted theater tickets, through the Box Office or Broadway Inbound.