Being based in Kansas City, FollyTheater.com doesn’t always get access to the elitist Broadway musicals that New York City is so blessed to have access to. It’s almost an embarrassment of riches that they can have so many wonderful plays and musicals in such a small area as its Theater District. However that doesn’t mean that we can put together a great guide for those that are visiting or plan to visit NYC in the near future.
Today we are going to talk about one of the hottest shows on Broadway (as well as touring nationally), and that is Wicked the Musical. For theater buffs I’m sure you are no stranger to this show, as its been around for over 10 years now, becoming one of Broadways longest running plays. It’s also one of the toughest to get tickets too (at least affordable tickets). Here is a quick 3-step guide to scoring affordable tickets that anyone can follow.
3-Steps to Affordable Wicked Tickets in NYC
- Step 1 – Tuesday through Thursday Shows
We know, everyone wants to see a show on Saturday night. We don’t blame you! Dinner and a show on a nice autumn Saturday evening sounds like a perfect fit for us too! However, since its what everyone wants, it drives the costs of tickets through the roof.
However, if you are visiting NYC on vacation, its likely you don’t have to worry about a work night or school the next morning, so why not settle for a show that will be both less expensive and more likely to land good seats! This leads us to our next point, seat selection…
- Step 2 – Crafty Seat Selection
Everyone wants good seats, it’s no use putting down money on a Broadway show and then having an obstructed view, is it? But of course, since everyone wants them, they go at a premium. Here’s a handy trick to get the best view for the least amount of money:
Try to get seats in the front row of the Mezzanine. These have a great view, but some at significantly less money then the front rows of the lower levels. In general Rows B-Q are the best seats, but if those are too pricy or not available, go for the front row of the Mezzanine.
- Step 3 – Student Discounts or the Ticket Lottery
This one is a double step because either one might not work for everyone. Firstly, they do have student discounts available. Check Wicked’s official website for that information, as the available changes regularly and we don’t necessarily have up-to-date information.
The second option is for the true fans that don’t mind putting in a little bit of extra work to grab some good seats at a cheap price. They have daily or weekly lotteries for extra tickets that are sold at a significant discount. This means you can potentially score tickets for something like 30 bucks!
Special Thanks to WickedTickets.NYC
We want to give a special thanks to Wicked Tickets NYC, who provided us with these handy tips and also assisted us with various questions when we were preparing the article. They are the premier source of after market tickets for Wicked. Located right in the heart of the Theater District:
Wicked Tickets NYC
252 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019