Everything You Need to Know About Broadway Rush Tickets

Find out more about getting tickets to Broadway theatre shows on a budget!

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Beginning with Rent in the mid-1990s, theatres have sold discounted Rush tickets to Broadway theatregoers. While there are restrictions and you have to be willing to wait until the day of the performance to buy them, the reward of cheap tickets can’t be beat!


What are rush tickets?

Rush tickets are tickets that are typically sold on the morning of the performance at a fraction of their usual cost. You'll have to visit the theatre box office in-person, or join a virtual rush queue online to purchase them. The name of the game with rush tickets is speed. They are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The locations of the seats are provided at the box office's discretion, but they're usually clear-view seats that are great value for the money.

Here're a few pointers on how to get your hands on digital rush tickets:

  • You'll need to log-on to the ticket seller's rush page on the morning of the performance date and grab available tickets before anyone else. We recommend logging on to the rush page a few minutes before tickets go on-sale so you're ready to go!
  • You'll need to be quick! Only a limited number of rush tickets will be made available per performance, and once they're gone, they're gone!
  • Be sure to check the maximum number of tickets available to purchase - most shows only allow you to buy 2 rush tickets per customer.
  • If you're lucky enough to grab rush tickets, you will need to check-out within the allotted check-out time to secure them. Otherwise, they will be redistributed to another person in the queue.
  • Be sure you're selecting tickets for the right show title, date & time - especially on days where there are matinee (afternoon) and evening performances! Vendors usually cannot exchange or refund rush tickets once they have been purchased.


What Broadway and NYC theatre shows have rush?

Here's a list of NYC theatre shows that offer rush tickets and how to get your hands on them!


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American Buffalo


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$35
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 9 AM ET on the day of the performance


A Strange Loop


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$47
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Lyceum Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Birthday Candles


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$29
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Chicago

Ends Sep 2022
Chicago (Broadway)
5,530 reviews
83
Overall Score

Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$49
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Ambassador Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Come From Away


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$38
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET (11 AM ET on Sundays) on the day of the performance


Company


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$43
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Dear Evan Hansen


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$49
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Music Box Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Hangmen

Ends Jun 18
Hangmen (Broadway)
206 reviews
82
Overall Score

Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$37
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Golden Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


How I Learned to Drive


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$35
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Macbeth


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$45
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Longacre Theatre Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET (12 PM ET on Sundays) on the day of the performance


Mrs. Doubtfire


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$35
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Paradise Square


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$32
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Barrymore Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance (12PM ET on Sundays)


POTUS

Ends Aug 2022
POTUS
210 reviews
83
Overall Score

Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$39
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Shubert Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


Take Me Out


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$39
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


The Minutes


Type of rush: Digital
Ticket Price: 
$32
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: TodayTix (App Only)
When: On sale at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance


The Music Man


Type of rush: In-person
Ticket Price: 
$49
Ticket Limit: 2
Where: Winter Garden Theatre Box Office
When: On sale at 10 AM ET (12 PM ET on Sundays) on the day of the performance