Broadway Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room Only Policies

Broadway Rush, Lottery, and Standing Room Only Policies Our complete round-up of the latest Broadway rush, lottery, standing-room-only (SRO) and student ticket policies.
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Anyone willing to wake up and get to the box office early, spend some time in a line, or stand during the show, can get greatly discounted tickets to the majority of shows on Broadway. Or if none of those appeal, several Broadway shows now offer digital or online lottery options.

The idea of a rush for affordable tickets all started with Rent, which, at the peak of its popularity, sold all seats in the first two rows of the orchestra for $20 to whomever would get to the box office in time on the day of the performance. (Read more about the history of the Broadway rush line here.)

Find a full listing of rush, lottery, standing room, and student and young professional discounts below:

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A BRONX TALE (Longacre Theatre – 220 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

General Rush
Price: $39
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Longacre Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office; may be partial view
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Tickets are non-transferable. See website for full details.

ALADDIN (New Amsterdam Theatre - 214 West 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Aves)

Digital Lottery
Price: $30
How: Submit online form
Where: AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery
Time: Lottery opens 7 PM day prior to desired performance. Lottery closes 8:30 AM day of performance.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Government-issued ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office; may be partial view
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Tickets are non-transferrable. Tickets must be purchased via credit card within allotted 60-minute window or may be released for general sale. Tickets must be retrieved at the box office starting 30 minutes before the performance time. Multiple entries for a single performance by a single guest will result in disqualification. See website for full details.

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (Stephen Sondheim Theatre - 124 West 43rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Aves)

General Rush
Price: $40
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Sondheim Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: 20
Special Policies: Subject to availability

AS OF: August 31, 2016
Arrival Time of First Person in Line: 8:30 AM

THE BOOK OF MORMON (Eugene O’Neill Theatre - 230 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

In-Person Lottery
Price: $32
How: Names are drawn at random for a limited number of tickets
Where: Outside the main entrance of the Eugene O’Neill Theatre
Time: Lottery opens two-and-a-half hours prior to curtain; drawing takes place two hours prior to curtain.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Limit one entry per person per performance. Entrants must be present at time of drawing to qualify. See website for full details.

Standing Room
Price: $27
How: Available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the theatre box office
Where: O’Neill box office
Time: Available directly following in-person lottery
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing room at back of the orchestra section
Number of Tickets Available: Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability

CHICAGO (Ambassador Theatre - 219 West 49th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

General Rush
Price: $36.50
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Ambassador Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2; not available Saturday evening performances
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: 25
Special Policies: Rush tickets not available for Saturday evening performances
AS OF: August 29, 2016
Arrival Time of First Person in Line: 9 AM

Standing Room
Price: $26.50
How: Available at the box office only if the show is sold out
Where: Ambassador Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability

CATS (Neil Simon Theatre - 250 West 52nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

Digital Lottery
Price: $37
How: Enter online
Where: Lottery.Broadwaydirect.com/Show/Cats
Time: Lottery opens at 10 AM; lottery closes at 11 AM for matinee performances and 3 PM for evening performances
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: At the theatres discretion
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified by email and will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets. Must be present at the box office at least 30 minutes prior to performance to pick up tickets. Tickets are non-transferable. See website for full details.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: PARAMOUR (Lyric Theatre - 213 West 42nd Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

Digital Lottery
Price: $35
How: Download the TodayTix app to enter.
Where: TodayTix.com
Time: Lottery opens 12 AM day of desired performance. Lottery closes four hours prior to curtain.
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: N/A
Number of Lottery Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified via email. Pick-up at the theatre with a TodayTix concierge. See website for full details.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Digital Lottery
Price: $40
How: Submit online form on the day of the desired performance
Where: DearEvanHansenLottery.com
Time: Lottery opens 12:01 AM day of desired performance, closes 10 AM day of performance for matinees and 3 PM day of performance for evenings
Payment Method: Credit Card via site
ID: Photo ID
Tickets per Person: Limit 2
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office; may be partial view and pairs may be seated separately
Special Policies: Subject to daily availability. Must register via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to enter. Entries must be submitted on the day of the performance. Winners will be notified via email or text by 10:05 AM for matinees and 3:05 PM for evenings. Winners must purchase their tickets by 11:05 AM for matinees and 4:05 PM for evenings. See website for full details.

THE FRONT PAGE (Broadhurst - 235 West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Aves.)

General Rush
Price: $50
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: Broadhurst Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability.
Special Policies: Subject to availability.

Standing Room
Price: $32
How: Available at the box office throughout the day only if the show is sold out.
Where: Broadhurst Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
ID: N/A
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to availability
Special Policies: Subject to availability

HAMILTON (Richard Rodgers Theatre - 226 West 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

Digital Lottery
Price: $10
How: Entries accepted through 3 PM for same-day evening performances. Winners notified via email and will have 60 minutes to pay for tickets.
Where: Lottery.BroadwayDirect.com/Show/Hamilton
Time: Lottery opens 9 AM day of desired performance, closes 3 PM day of performance.
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Front row orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: 21
Special Policies: Limit one entry per person per performance. Tickets are non-transferable. See website for full details.

Standing Room
Price: $40
How: Cancelation Line – Same-day cancelation tickets are offered to the first person in line, as they become available throughout the day until after show time (within five minutes after curtain) when the box office confirms there are no more seats to sell.
Where: Richard Rodgers Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets per Person: 1 (depending on the number of canceled tickets available.)
Seat Locations: N/A (depending on the location of canceled tickets available.)
Number of Tickets Available: N/A
Special Policies: Subject to availability.

AS OF: August 29, 2016
First Person in Line: 2 AM

IN TRANSIT (Circle in the Square Theatre - 235 WEst 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)
Digital Lottery
Price: $39
How: Download the TodayTix app for iPhone, iPad, or Android and select In Transit. Complete the online form.
Where: TodayTix.com
Time: Lottery opens each day at 12 AM ET and continues until winners are notified two to four emails before the curtain of the selected performance.
Payment Methods: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availabitily
Special Policies: Winners will be notified via email and push notification two to four hours prior to the curtain of the selected performance. Winners may pick up and pay for their tickets at the theatre box office beginning one hour prior to the performance up until 15 minutes prior to the performance.

KINKY BOOTS (Al Hirschfeld Theatre - 302 West 45th Street between Eighth and Ninth Aves)

Digital Lottery
Price: $37
How: Submit online form. Entrants can submit to win tickets to the upcoming eight performances.
Where: Jujamcyn.com/KinkyLottery
Time: Lottery closes 10 AM ET the day prior to the performance
Payment Method: Credit card online
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Subject to daily availability, may be partial view and pairs may be split up
Number of Lottery Tickets Available: 28
Special Policies: Entries accepted until 10 AM ET the day prior to the performance. Entrants may earn up to two extra entries per person per performance by sharing to Facebook and/or Twitter. Entrants may earn extra entries by answering survey questions within the online form. Winners will be notified by 10 PM ET the day prior to the performance via email and text. Tickets are non-transferable. “Consolation prize”tickets—at a discount from regular-priced tickets—may be offered to those who do not win the lottery in the notification email. See website for full details.

Standing Room
Price: $27
How: On sale at the box office on a first-come, first-serve basis when the show is sold out
Where: Hirschfeld Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash and credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability.

THE LION KING (Minskoff Theatre - 1515 Broadway between 44th and 45th Streets)

Digital Lottery
Price: $30
How: Submit online form
Where: Lottery.BroadwayDirect.com/Show/The-Lion-King
Time: Lottery opens when the previous performance begins, closes 9 AM day of performance.
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Government-issued ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of tickets available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners will be notified via email. Tickets are non-transferrable. Pick up will begin 30 minutes prior to curtain at the Minskoff Theatre box office. See website for full details.

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Imperial Theatre – 249 West 45th Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

General Rush
Price: $39
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Imperial Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: N/A

Digital Lottery
Price: $39
How: Submit online form on the day of desired performance
Where: GreatCometBroadway.com/lottery
Time: Lottery opens 12:01 AM day of desired performance, closes 10 AM day of performance for matinees and 3 PM day of performance for evenings
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office; may be partial view
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability. Must register for Social Toaster via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to enter. Entries must be submitted on the day of the performance. Winners will be notified via email or text by 10:05 AM for matinees and 3:05 PM for evenings. Winners must purchase their tickets by 11:05 AM for matinees and 4:05 PM for evenings. See website for full details.

OH, HELLO...ON BROADWAY (Lyceum Theatre - 149 West 45th Street between Sixth and Seventh Aves)

General Rush
Price: $32
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Lyceum Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability

In-advance Tickets for Students
Price: $39 (plus $7.25 in fees)
How: Enroll in the Tix4Students program. Visit Oh, Hello on Broadway show listing to view available performances.
Where: Tix4Students.com
Time: N/A
ID: Student ID
Payment Method: Credit card online
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Mezzanine and balcony, subject to availability
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Typically available for performances Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Tickets are non-transferable. Pick up tickets beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain. You must present a valid student ID upon pickup. See website for full details.

ON YOUR FEET! (Marquis Theatre - 1535 Broadway between 45th and 46th Streets)

Digital Lottery
Price: $40
How: Submit online form
Where: Lottery.BroadwayDirect.com/Show/On-Your-Feet
Time: Lottery opens 9 AM day of desired performance, closes 3 PM day of performance
Payment method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Winners can pick up tickets 30 minutes prior to curtain at the box office. Winners have 60 minutes to pay for their ticket(s) online. Tickets are non-transferable. See website for full details.

In-advance Tickets for Students
Price: Price varies
How: Enroll in the Tix4Students program. Visit On Your Feet! show listing to view available performances.
Where: Tix4Students.com
Time: N/A
ID: Student ID
Payment Method: Credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Orchestra and mezzanine
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability. Tickets are non-transferable. Pick up tickets beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain. You must present a valid student ID upon pickup. See website for full details.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Majestic Theatre - 247 West 44th Street between Seventh and Eighth Aves)

Digital Lottery
Price: $28
How: Submit online form at website above on the day of desired performance
Where: PhantomBroadwayLottery.com
Time: Lottery opens 9 AM day of desired performance, closes 10 AM day of performance for matinees and 3 PM day of performance for evenings
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Front row orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to daily availability. Must register for Social Toaster via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to enter. Entries must be submitted on the day of the performance. Winners will be notified via email or text, depending on what is selected during the entry process. Tickets will be held at the box office until 30 minutes before curtain time. See website for full details.

Standing Room
Price: $27
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-serve basis only if the performance is sold out
Where: Majestic Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; noon Sunday
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: 28
Special Policies: Subject to availability

THE PRESENT (Barrymore Theatre – 243 W. 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue)

General Rush
Price: $45
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Barrymore Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday, 12 PM on Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability.

SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL (Winter Garden Theatre - 1634 Broadway at 50th Street)

Digital Lottery
Price: $39
How: Submit online form
Where: SchoolOfRockLottery.com
Time: Lottery opens midnight day of desired performance; closes 10 AM day of performance for matinees and 3 PM day of performance for evenings
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Subject to daily availability
Special Policies: Must register for Social Toaster via Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn to enter. Entries must be submitted on the day of the performance. Winners will be notified via email. See website for full details.

General Rush:
Price: $39
How: On sale when the box office opens on a first-come, first-served basis
Where: Winter Garden Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; 11 AM Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office.
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability

Standing Room
Price: $27
How: Available at the box office only if the show is sold out.
Where: Winter Garden Theatre box office
Time: 10 AM Monday–Saturday; 11 AM Sunday
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: N/A
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Standing positions at the back of the orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Only when the performance is sold out

WICKED (Gershwin Theatre - 222 West 51st Street between Broadway and Eighth Ave)

Digital Lottery
Price: $35
How: Enter online. Winners will be notified by email and will have 60 minutes to purchase tickets. Tickets can be picked up at the box office no earlier than 30 minutes prior to show time.
Time: Lottery opens 8:30 AM day of the desired performance, closes 10:30 AM day of performance for matinees and 2 PM day of the performance for evenings
Where: Lottery.BroadwayDirect.com/Show/Wicked
Payment Method: Credit card
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seat Locations: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Number of Tickets Available: Determined at the discretion of the box office
Special Policies: Subject to availability

In-Person Lottery
Price: $30
How: Submit a written form into the bucket for an in-person drawing.
Where: Outside the main entrance at the Gershwin Theatre
Time: Lottery opens two-and-a-half hours before curtain time, closes two hours before curtain time
Payment Method: Cash only
ID: Photo ID
Tickets Per Person: Limit 2
Seating Locations: Orchestra
Number of Tickets Available: 26
Special Policies: Limit one entry per person per performance. Winners must be present at time of drawing.