By Andrew Gans
18 Jun 2008
Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and MetroTech Business Improvement District announced June 18 that the new ticket booth — offering discounted tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway, music, dance and Brooklyn performing arts events — will be located on the ground floor of the MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue.
The Brooklyn TKTS booth will offer same-day evening and next-day matinee tickets with discounts up to 50 percent off the full ticket price.
In a statement Victoria Aviles, president of the MetroTech BID Board, said, "Downtown Brooklyn has become one of New York City's most important business communities, and MetroTech is at the heart of this neighborhood's success. Having a TKTS booth here in MetroTech will not only be hugely convenient for Broadway fans who visit, live and work here, but it clearly shows that Downtown Brooklyn is the place to be in New York City!"
TDF executive director Victoria Bailey added, "We're thrilled to be able to serve the residents, workforce and visitors in Brooklyn with a new TKTS booth. The growth in downtown Brooklyn has been tremendous in the past few years. We are confident that the convenience of the MetroTech location will encourage all of Brooklyn's theatre lovers to enjoy more plays, musicals and dance performances, as well as help create a new audience for live performances both in Manhattan and Brooklyn."
TDF operates two other TKTS Discount Booths: the new Times Square TKTS Booth will reopen this summer within the newly renovated Duffy Square (it is temporarily located outside the Marriott Marquis); and the Lower Manhattan TKTS Booth, which is located at South Street Seaport at the corner of Front and John Streets.
For more information go to www.tdf.org.