1. Sign up for a free membership at Playbill.com. Go to the site, sign up, and look at the discounted shows they are offering. It is still cheaper to do student rush tickets for some Broadway shows, but not all shows offer student rush.
2. Information about student rush tickets is here: http://www.playbill.com/celebritybuzz/article/82428-Broadway-Rush-Lottery-and-Standing-Room-Only-Policies and here: http://studentrush.org/products/
3. TKTS booths. There’s one in Times Square and there’s one right down the street from City Tech (near the entrance to the A/F trains on Jay Street)! Deeply discounted Broadway tickets for the same day. Decide on a night you want to go to the theater and go to the booth to see what’s available. You can do it on your way home after school.
4. TDF: CUNY Membership Information. CUNY students, staff & faculty can now join the more than 125,000 theatre lovers who get the best ticket deals from TDF and become a TDF member for just $10 (regularly $40)! TDF members get special access to deeply discounted tickets available online and in advance for hundreds of Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theatre shows, dance performances and music concerts in NYC and beyond. Any member of the CUNY Arts community is automatically eligible for membership (choose the eligibility criteria that best fits: i.e., student, faculty, etc.) After you join, all you need to do is send a photo or scan of your proof of eligibility to POE@tdf.org. Benefits of TDF membership: All tickets cost only $11-$49.50 – even for top Broadway shows! Save up to 70% on hundreds of theatre, dance and music shows daily. Buy tickets in advance right from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. Enter promo code ‘CUNYArts’ into the box at the top right when you sign up. Discount will show up at the checkout screen. Click this Link for more information about the partnership and further instructions to sign up. Current TDF members please use promo code CUNYArts during renewal process.
5. Signature Theater (West 42nd Street) has reasonably priced tickets — approximately $30. Their shows are usually very good (dramas, mostly).
6. The Public Theater (Astor Place) offers $30 tickets for students to all of their performances. A wide range of new work from top artists (“Hamilton” started at the Public!): http://www.publictheater.org/Tickets/Box-Office-Details/
7. Ticket services: vividseats.com, groupon, Goldstar. Prices vary. You may be able to do better at TKTS or Playbill.com.
8. Excellent aggregate of sources: http://www.broadwayforbrokepeople.com/
9. Online Rush tickets at Lincoln Center: https://www.lct.org/linctix/
10. Theatre for a New Audience “New Deal”: https://www.tfana.org/current-season/newdeal
11. St. Ann’s Warehouse info:
Regular Priced Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/980371
$20 Mobile Rush Tickets
St. Ann’s Warehouse has partnered with mobile theater ticketing app TodayTix to offer $20 Mobile Rush Tickets.
A limited number of Rush tickets will be made available to all productions, on sale at 10:00am on the day of the performance. The tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase, download TodayTix from the App Store or Google Play.
Cancellation/Standby Line ($20)
Subject to availability, waitlist will begin 1 hour before showtime at the St. Ann’s Warehouse Box Office. $20. Cash only.