Repost: How to Score 1/2 Price Theatre Tickets!

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I grew up in New York City and always loved going to Broadway plays. Most New Yorkers know about the big discount ticket booth in Times Square where you can get same-day show tickets for ½ price, but I had no idea that this was also offered in other cities.

A few years ago, I’d heard through the grapevine that this company existed here in Atlanta, but I could not seem to find it for my life and gave up searching. I finally found them and immediately started taking advantage of their deals.

The company here in Atlanta is called AtlanTIX. Here’s how it works:

  • Click here to see a listing of discount tickets available. This site is updated daily.
  • You have 2 options to acquire your tickets. You can either visit the booth at The Underground Atlanta Visitors Booth or purchase them online.

The Booth is located at The Underground Atlanta Welcome Center and the hours of operation are Tues-Sat, 11:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, Noon to 4:00pm. The downside to going to the booth is that a) they are usually same day only and b) sometimes, the ½ price tickets are no longer available by the time you arrive, which makes it a total inconvenience.

Although they say it’s a “same day” deal, I’ve actually been able to buy the tickets online several days in advance. There is an additional $1.00 convenience fee for buying online.

Pricing – Tickets are priced at 50% of the regular adult price of the show. There is a $5.00 service fee attached to each ticket, as well as the $1.00 fee for online purchases. Even with the extra fees, though, it’s still a significant savings from the box office price.

You can sign up here for free to receive e-mails of the half price offers available to you each day. This is great if there’s a particular play you are waiting to go on sale.

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For Other Cities…

I’m sure all major cities have theatrer programs, but these are just the ones I know for sure have a 1/2 price booth.  Just click on the link below your city to be redirected to the 1/2 price info site.

Some of these may take a little work to locate the 1/2 price deal on the site, but feel free to e-mail me if you have trouble finding them.  

Atlanta, GA
ATLANTIX

Boston, MA
BOSTIX

Chicago, IL
HOT-TIX

Cleveland, Ohio
CTIX

New Jersey
NJTIX

New York, NY
TKTS

Orlando, FL
RED CHAIR PROJECT

Philadelphia, PA
PHILLYFUNGUIDE

 Phoenix, AZ
SHOWUP.com

Portland, OR
TICKET CENTRAL

Providence, RI
ARTTIX

San Francisco, CA
TIX BAY AREA

San Jose, CA
ARTSOPOLIS

Washington, DC
TICKET PLACE

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