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nyc_rocks_2006
July 27th, 2006, 08:18 PM
For a show that starts at around noon or 1pm, when should I start lining up at the tkts ticket booth? What about a night show? Also, do night shows cost more than day time shows at the tkts?

lofter1
July 27th, 2006, 11:14 PM
If you don't want to waste hours & hours standing on line then go to the Times Square TKTS booth (now moved to the north side of the Marriott Marquis hotel -- across from "Beauty & the Beast" at the Lunt / Fontanne Theatre) at about 6:30 - 7 PM. For the most part the line is gone by then. (As are lots of the better seats but it saves you wasting half a day.) You can also get Matinee tickets at the same time on the evening BEFORE the show.

Another cheap way is to get standing room tickets -- which usually cost about $20 each. Try going directly to the box office at the theatre where you want to see a show and ask their policy. Many start selling standing room tickets at 10 AM on the day of the show. If you're lucky you can get moved down from the standing room area at the back of the main level seats to a real seat -- but standing is a terrific way to see a show, especially if you're on a budget (even at TKTS it's hard to get much of anything for less than $45 and musicals can be up @ $60).

Canadian
July 28th, 2006, 08:32 AM
If you are a tourist your hotel may offer a discount plan.

nyc_rocks_2006
July 28th, 2006, 06:51 PM
If you don't want to waste hours & hours standing on line then go to the Times Square TKTS booth (now moved to the north side of the Marriott Marquis hotel -- across from "Beauty & the Beast" at the Lunt / Fontanne Theatre) at about 6:30 - 7 PM. For the most part the line is gone by then. (As are lots of the better seats but it saves you wasting half a day.) You can also get Matinee tickets at the same time on the evening BEFORE the show.

Another cheap way is to get standing room tickets -- which usually cost about $20 each. Try going directly to the box office at the theatre where you want to see a show and ask their policy. Many start selling standing room tickets at 10 AM on the day of the show. If you're lucky you can get moved down from the standing room area at the back of the main level seats to a real seat -- but standing is a terrific way to see a show, especially if you're on a budget (even at TKTS it's hard to get much of anything for less than $45 and musicals can be up @ $60).
Ok thank you. Also, can I pick seats when buying at tkts? If so, which seats are considered good?

Also, is there a dress code for men at the show (a matinee)? Would it be very bad to go in with a tshirt and shorts?