TKTS Booth Celebrates 30 Years in Duffy Square June 25

News   TKTS Booth Celebrates 30 Years in Duffy Square June 25 TKTS, the discount ticket booth in Duffy Square, celebrates its 30th birthday June 25.
TKTS Booth in Duffy Square.
TKTS Booth in Duffy Square. (Photo by David LeShay)

Theatre Development Fund's famed discount ticket booth, which is open 365 days a year, has distributed over 43 million same-day discount tickets since its inception on June 25, 1973. During its 30-year stay in Duffy Square, ticket sales have returned $940 million in revenue to thousands of stage productions, including Broadway, Off-Broadway and other music and dance events in New York City. TDF executive director Victoria Bailey spoke about the upcoming birthday in a statement: "It's done exactly what it set out to do. First, people can buy tickets who otherwise couldn't afford to. We also get large numbers of first time theatregoers, who come back again and again. The TKTS experience is not about seeing a particular play — it's about going to the theatre. On the other side of the coin, TKTS serves the theatre industry by remaining a very powerful tool for producers."

The TKTS Ticket Booth is located in Duffy Square at 47th Street and Broadway. Another discount booth is located at the South Street Seaport, at the corner of Front and John Streets. This TKTS booth replaced the TKTS Booth at 2 World Trade Center, which was destroyed by the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

For more information about the discount theatre booths or Theatre Development Fund, visit www.tdf.org.

A bird's eye view of TKTS Booth in Duffy Square.
A bird's eye view of TKTS Booth in Duffy Square. (Photo by David LeShay)