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Broadway tickets for less, via lottery, seat fillers and more: NYCurious

You can win your way into a show for as little as $10 per seat.


Disney's "Frozen" (starring Caissie Levy as Elsa) opens on Broadway next week. Photo Credit: Deen van Meer

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The slate of must-see Broadway shows just keeps growing, and your bank account just can’t keep up. We get it.

With “Mean Girls,” “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” and “Frozen” making their debuts this month and a slew of performances like “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” still going strong, your love of theater can be seriously costly.

Luckily, there are ways to nab tickets for a fraction of the price via online lotteries and other sellers. Bookmark these sites, download these apps and get a seat without the stress.

Enter a daily lottery

Several productions now running -- including “Hamilton,” “Harry Potter,” “Frozen” and “Mean Girls” -- are offering ways to win your way in for as little as $10 per seat.

“Hamilton”: You can enter the Ham4Ham lottery daily via the production’s mobile app or at for the chance to win two $10 tickets. The lottery opens at 11 a.m. daily, and winners will be notified one day prior to the performance.

“Harry Potter”: Each Friday at 1 p.m., $40 tickets to the production will be released on and Discounted seats are for performances between March 20 and April 8. The $40 fee includes entry to both evenings of the two-night production.

“Mean Girls”: You can sit with them, if you win. A daily lottery is open at for fans to score $42.50 tickets. Winners receive two tickets. You can also show up in person wearing pink for the chance to win tickets for the same price each Wednesday. The box office opens at 10 a.m.

“Frozen”: The Disney production offers two $30 tickets for winners daily. Fans can drop their name in the lottery until 11 a.m. the day before the desired performance. Enter at

“Aladdin”: Tickets priced at $30 each are available via for select “Aladdin” performances. Winners have 60 minutes to purchase seats after they’re notified at 8:30 a.m. the day of.

Lotteries are also open for “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Lion King,” “Jerry Springer — The Opera,” “The Book of Mormon” and other productions. Information is available via the production websites.

Visit an online ticket site

There are plenty of ticket websites aside from the main sellers that can help you score discounted entry.,, and are some of the notable seat fillers to try.

Show up in person

Shop the TKTS Booth in Times Square for last-minute tickets that are often a fraction of the price. If you happen to be ticket searching on a rainy or snowy day, your chance of finding discounted tickets may increase as theaters aim to fill empty seats. The show must go on!

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