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This post is about how to get cheap Hamilton tickets in NYC, including a $10 lottery ticket and a $40 standing-room-only ticket.


Grossing over $463.3 million since its opening in August of 2015, Hamilton, the hip-hop musical about the life of one of America's founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton.

Today, it is one of the most popular shows on Broadway and has won 11 Tony Awards and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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 to well over $1,000 for premium orchestra seating.

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Though occasionally you can find cheaper tickets on this site.

And be prepared to purchase tickets weeks in advance of your desired show date.


Several Broadway shows offer ticket lotteries. 

As the name suggests, these lotteries let you enter your name in a contest to win the chance to buy deeply-discounted tickets for that night’s performance. 

What is a Broadway Lottery

The Hamilton online Lottery is probably the best in NYC at just $10 per ticket. Applying is simple.

To enter, follow the link to fill out the form.

You may only enter once per performance. Entries for the lottery for each performance are accepted until 9:00 am the day before the performance.

How to win Hamilton Lottery Tickets

You will be notified whether you win or lose via e-mail at approximately 11:00 am the day prior to the performance.

Winners may also opt to receive a text notification when entering the lottery.

Winners must purchase tickets online with a credit card by 4:00 pm (16:00) the day prior to the performance by using the purchase link in the winner's notification email.

The tickets may be partial view tickets and there is a chance that pairs may be split up.

Be sure to read our post on all available Broadway lotteries as well as our post on other Broadway discount options.


Hamilton, like several other Broadway shows, offers standing-room-only tickets.

This is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of 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 Theater 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 - 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. $99 or Less

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.

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.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: March 19th, 2023
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