Theatre Development Fund's famed discount ticket booth, which is open 365 days a year, has distributed over 44.5 million same-day discount tickets since its inception on June 25, 1973. During its 31-year stay in Duffy Square, ticket sales have returned $1 billion 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: "TKTS exists to make reasonably priced tickets available to a population of theatergoers who could not afford to attend the theatre any other way. By doing this, TKTS has attracted new, diverse and younger audiences to the theatre, whose attendance helps shows stay open longer. Additionally, the income generated from the TKTS $3 per ticket service charge helps fund TDF's education, access and subsidy programs, thereby further building new audiences and providing additional support to the industry. "
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.