One of the biggest Broadway hits in recent years, Hamilton is a musical about the life of the American Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton. It made its Off-Broadway debut at the Public Theater in 2015 and transferred to Broadway a year later at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. It quickly garnered critical acclaim, cementing its success by earning a record 16 Tony nominations and winning 11 nominations in 2016. That same year, it also won a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize.
If you are planning a trip to the Big Apple and want to see a famous Broadway play during your stay, there are several options for buying tickets online. If you look hard enough, you’ll find some great deals that often include add-ons, such as restaurant deals. To help you out, we’ve selected three of the best providers of online Broadway theater tickets for sale.
Ticketmaster has a variety of Broadway Hamilton tickets for sale, and when we search for dates in the coming months, prices start at $355. As this may indicate, you won’t often find discounted rates on Ticketmaster, but what you do get is reliability, as they are one of the most reputable ticketing agencies out there. The site is easy to navigate and invites you to set price limits, so when you search for tickets, it will only pull up deals that are within your budget. Other benefits are the option to apply for an electronic ticket instead of a hard copy, reducing the risk of counterfeiting tickets in the process. You can also add an insurance parking pass to your package. One negative is the high commission fees that can sometimes make a great deal seem a little less appealing.
If you’re on a budget, StubHub is a great option to get tickets for less than face value. This is because they provide a platform for people to advertise tickets online and they can do so at any price they want. The result of this is that when you’re looking for tickets on or near the day of a show, you’ll often find very cheap tickets. For example, when we searched for Hamilton tickets on Broadway for an upcoming date, we found tickets for only $72. The only downside is that because StubHub doesn’t own the tickets themselves, there are fewer security issues, such as forgery. However, the company does promise to compensate you with equal or better tickets if there are any issues. They also offer VIP tickets to some shows.
Theatre Development Fund
The Theatre Development Fund is an invaluable presence in the New York theater community, providing discounted tickets to help encourage disadvantaged people to have the opportunity to see shows they otherwise couldn’t afford. Every day, Broadway shows – including the Hamilton – are allotted a percentage of the discount for the tickets they sell through the fund, though there’s no guarantee that your favorite show will have a ticket. It’s also difficult to determine exactly how much it will cost, as ticket prices vary, but generally speaking, a ticket that’s 50% off will cost between $75-$95. Keep in mind that there’s also a $6 service fee per ticket to support TDF’s broader program. To get tickets, you can download the official TDF app, check the site listings, and find a ticket office where you can buy tickets.