SEATTLE -- Ticket/Ticket is now in its tenth year of supplying discount tickets to the Seattle area theatre community. Seattle's version of NYC's TKTS booth in Times Square, Ticket/Ticket usually offers cut-rate tickets to as many as 90 percent of the Sea-Tac area's theatres every Tuesday to Sunday.
Started up a decade ago (and still operated )by Alan Goldwasser, there are two booths, located, respectively, on the second floor of the Broadway Market, Broadway and Harrison on Capitol Hill, and downtown at 1st and Pike in the Pike Place Market.
In addition to theatrical events at venues ranging from Seattle Repertory Theatre to Re-bar, Ticket/Ticket also offers tickets for music, comedy and concerts and clubs. The only hold-outs, though their have been exceptions, are such heavily subscriber based venues such as the Fifth Avenue Musical Theatre and The Broadway at the Paramount series.
Tickets go for half-price, plus a service charge. Tickets for matinee performances are available the day prior, and Monday events are available on Sundays. No ticket availability is given over the phone, and it is advisable to show up early for the best selection. The Pike Place Market booth is open Tues-Sun 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. with validated parking with a purchase in the Public Market Garage on Western Avenue. The Broadway Market booth operates Tues-Sat 10 AM-7 PM, and Sun noon-6 PM with validated parking with a purchase for those parking in the Broadway Market lot.
Ticket/Ticket also offers gift certificates, and a chance to meet up-and-coming Seattle thespians as they service your ticket buying needs. For additional general information call (206) 324-2744. -- By David-Edward Hughes