This post is about how to get cheap Hamilton tickets in NYC, including a $10 lottery ticket and a $40 standing-room-only ticket.
- How Much Are Tickets?
- $10 Ticket Lottery
- $40 Standing Room Only
- Other Discounts
- Discounts on Other Shows
- Best Broadway Shows of 2023
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SEE HAMILTON ON BROADWAY?
Grossing over $463.3 million since its opening in August of 2015, Hamilton, the hip-hop musical about the rise of founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Today, it is one of the most popular shows on Broadway and has won 11 Tony Awards including awards for Best Musical, Best Direction, and Best Choreography.
The show is regularly sold out weeks in advance, and ticket prices are among the most expensive on Broadway.
Regular-priced tickets through StubHub will usually run you anywhere from $200 midweek for mezzanine seating to nearly double or triple that for premium seating.
Weekends or Friday night show prices begin at $350 for mezzanine seating and go as high as $1,000 or more for premium orchestra seating.
Occasionally you can find cheaper tickets on this site.
Be prepared to purchase tickets weeks in advance of your desired show date.
HAMILTON $10 LOTTERY TICKETS
Several Broadway shows have ticket lotteries in which you can win deeply discounted tickets for that night’s performance.
Winning Hamilton tickets through the online digital lottery is probably the best deal in NYC at just $10 per ticket.
Plus, it's easy to enter!
First, download the official app (available for iOS and Android devices).
Once you have the app, you can enter into the lottery, though there is a specific time frame.
You can submit your name every Friday starting from 10 am for the following week’s performances.
You may enter the lottery only once per performance. If you win you can purchase up to 2 tickets.
The lottery is held the following Thursday at 12 pm.
Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent between 1 pm and 4 pm that day via both email and mobile push notification.
Once you have been notified that you have won, you have two hours to purchase your tickets online using a credit card.
Your tickets can be picked up at the box office starting two hours prior to the performance. You will need to bring a valid photo ID.
A few things to keep in mind when entering the Hamilton lottery:
- There are a very limited number of tickets offered.
- The tickets may be partial view tickets.
- There is a chance that pairs may be split up.
Read all the details here.
Hamilton, like several other Broadway shows, offers standing-room-only (SRO) tickets.
This is precisely what it sounds like. rather than buying a seat, you are buying a numbered spot to stand just behind the last row in the orchestra section.
These tickets are only offered for the same-day performance and are not guaranteed to be available.
You will need to stand in line at the Richard Rodgers Theatre box office to get these $40 tickets.
The box office opens at 10 am, but it’s wise to get there early for this regularly sold-out show.
The downside is that you will have a spot, and not a seat.
This is not a good option for you if you don’t want (or are unable) to stand for a long period of time.
Another con is that waiting in line for an SRO ticket does not guarantee you will get a ticket and you will have just spent most of your day sitting in a street in the Theater District for nothing.
Check out our page on how to get discount Broadway tickets for further details. And if you would enjoy learning more about Broadway join our Broadway and the Theater District Tour.
Many tourist discount passes offer savings on select Broadway shows, including Hamilton.
- The New York Pass can save you up to 10% off the full price. on specific Broadway shows.
- The Sightseeing Pass and The Sightseeing Flex Pass get you $20 off tickets.
It's tough to say whether these discounts are worth much as you need to educate yourself about how much a full-price ticket is going for.
There are, of course, many other benefits of getting a tourist pass.
The biggest benefit is saving a great deal of money. Some passes can save you up to 55% on your itinerary of attractions to see.
To find out if getting a tourist pass is right for you, our post, New York City Attraction Passes: Which One Is the Best to Buy, will help you make that decision.
One of the best Broadway shows of all time, Hamilton is the epic saga of the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
Broadway sensation Lin-Manuel Miranda composed both the score, lyrics and show book.
Based on Ron Chernow’s acclaimed biography, the show tells the tale of how Hamilton fought for honor and left behind a legacy that would shape the course of a nation.
The real-life story provides insight into the politics of the era and Hamilton's relationship with figures like George Washington, Aaron Burr, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
Miranda's musical score blends show tunes, jazz, R&B, and even hip-hop, Hamilton captures the dawn of a new nation.
In addition to its 11 Tony Awards, Hamilton has won the Olivier Awards, a Grammy, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama an unprecedented special citation from the Kennedy Center Honors.
Other show credits are for direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire.