Before the pandemic, getting a ticket to see some of the most popular Broadway shows was difficult, but none so challenging as the hit musical Hamilton. Other musicals may bring in more revenue or have had a longer run on Broadway, but Hamilton has inspired our nation and has most of us singing (and rapping) the lyrics to the hit songs, even when we haven’t seen the performance live.
Now that theaters are beginning to open up again and the world has become energized about life, will it still be as difficult to get theater tickets? The answer remains to be determined, but we all know how popular Hamilton is so let’s review some ways you can get in on the music and shows.
Try The Lottery
Let’s face it, Hamilton tickets are a bit pricey, and not everyone can afford to splurge for the tickets. That’s where the Hamilton lottery comes into play.
According to Playbill, “The cheapest way to get a seat to the Broadway smash is through the Ham4Ham Digital Lottery. For seven of the eight shows each week, the lottery takes place digitally through Broadway Direct. Lottery participants can enter to win up to two tickets per entry. For details and official rules and lottery policies, visit the official website, click New York, and then click “Broadway Lottery” in the tickets section.”
Keep in mind that the pandemic has changed things, including how many patrons can enter the theater as well as the cost of tickets. We will keep you updated on the lottery and how things will work as theaters open.
Try the Ticket Office
I know, it seems like an obvious choice. Lots of theatergoers assume that all shows will be sold out. This is true (for the most part), but many shows hold tickets for purchase at the box office. For online purchase, stick with official ticketing websites like Ticketmaster.
Keep in mind that these tickets come at a premium and can cost quite a bit and not be in the best seats in the house…but do you care?
Try the Cancellation Line
This interesting method can sometimes pay off. On a rare occasion, people may have to cancel their tickets to Hamilton. This may happen even more often with the different covid variants floating around and theaters expanding their numbers.
According to Playbill, “There is a designated line outside the Richard Rodgers for hopeful ticket-buyers to wait. It is a first-come, first-serve system—and there is no guarantee that tickets will become available at all, or, if they do, how many. It’s a gamble, but could pay off. Tickets are sold at their original ticketed price.”
Let us know if you have been able to score tickets to Hamilton and how you did it! We’d love to hear from you.