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Theater Ticket Bureaus in New York (theater, Concerts, Opera, Sports and Cultural Events)

Updated Oct 05 2014 04:43 PM EST with 37 listings

The most convenient way to buy tickets to most events, music shows and theater (and the way of most New Yorkers) is to order them through the large electronic ticket services called "Ticketron" or "Telecharge" for which you pay a small fee.
If they are sold out at these places, you will be forced either to go through boutique "ticket brokers" or to check for last min tickets at the box office (see below).

TYPHint:Most theaters are closed on Monday. Be sure to check.

For last minute tickets try the following:

Call the box office of theater, single seats at regular rate often available.

Check theater box office at about 6 p.m. when tickets for "house seats" that have not been claimed are sold at regular price. (All of the theaters located at Lincoln Center sell unclaimed "house seats" as they become available.

Sometimes subscribers "return" tickets to theaters to be resold. These again are last minute but are often excellent seats and can be a way to get tickets for "sold out" events.

The easiest months to get tickets to popular shows are January and February. Also some of the most popular shows do play on Mondays when other theaters are closed. So Monday might be a good choice for one of the headliners that are open. The locals traditionally don't go to theaters on Mondays.

An expensive way to get tickets is through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 212 840-0770. They sell tickets at twice the face value and donate half the amount to people with AIDS. Call two days in advance.

A less expensive way for seniors or students to get tickets, is to present their ID at the box office for a discount on the day of the performance.

The Theater Development Fund used to run the TKTS booth in Times Square. In 2001 it was removed and is being rebuilt

TYPHint: Don't buy tickets from "touts" (scalpers) selling last minute tickets outside the theater. You run the risk of buying tickets for a different date, fake or stolen tickets. If you are desperate enough to take the risk be sure to look at the tickets carefully, then only when you have the tickets in your hand, hand over the money.

Buying tickets through a ticket broker can take much of the worry out of buying a ticket. But beware. New York State law states that the premium on the ticket price can only be $5 or 10%, which ever is less. However, the law of supply and demand states that the ticket price will be the price which people are willing to pay. Thus, some brokers get around $5/10% law in New York by having their main offices in New Jersey where the law does not apply.

Major Ticket Agencies for Shows, Concerts, Sports, etc.
Tele-Charge & TicketMaster are two separate companies that sell tickets to Broadway & off-Broadway shows via the Internet. Betw them, they handle virtually all Broadway shows & most of the more prominent Off-Broadway attractions. They do not handle the same shows; if you want tickets to a particular show, you will need to find out whether it is handled by Tele-Charge or TicketMaster & call the appropriate company. There are no shows handled by both agencies. Tele-Charge primarily sells tickets at most Broadway theaters & several off-Broadway theaters. TicketMaster sells tickets for shows at several Broadway theaters & many off-Broadway theaters as well as concerts & sporting events. You can find out which agency is selling the show you are interested the number listed for a specific theater. We have specified if sold by TicketMaster or Tele-Charge for your convenience.

Theater Ticket Bureaus in New York (theater, Concerts, Opera, Sports and Cultural Events)

Broadway Cares

W. 46th St., Tel 212-840-0770
Fax: 212-840-0551; Website: bcefa.org

Broadway Theater Tickets

Tel 212-944-8910
Fax: 212-840-2809; Website: intercharge.com

East Coast Ticket Exchange, Inc.

Buy, sell or trade tickets for concerts, theater and sports events in New York and out of state. seating charts by fax on request.
Tel 800-565-8499

Hit-Tix (Off-Broadway)

Tel 212-564-8038

Manhattan Concierge

Online ticket broker serving, restaurant reservations, car service, Broadway, off-Broadway, concerts, sporting events and more.
1350 Broadway, Fashion District NY 10018 Tel 212-239-2591
Fax: 212-239-2589; Website: manhattanconcierge.com

Miller Ticket Service at the Pierre Hotel

2 E. 61st St., Lenox Hill NY 10021 Tel 212-757-5210

New York Underground Film Festival

Tired of the usual Hollywood films? These are independent and European films
Corporate Office 212-925-3440
Fax: 212-925-3430; Hot Line: 212592
E-mail: festival@nyuff.com; Website: nyuff.com

Telecharge

Broadway, off-Broadway, and sports event tickets can be ordered online at the website and over the phone.
Tel 212-239-6200
Tel: 212-239-6240; Fax: 212-239-5801
E-mail: tickets@telecharge.com; Website: telecharge.com

Theatre Development Fund

1501 Broadway, Theater District NY 10036 Tel 212-221-0013
E-mail: info@tdf.org; Website: tdf.org

Ticketman

Local, national or international events, hard to get and sold out tickets, buy or sell, overnight delivery
Tel 800-758-4321
Fax: 732-870-1179; Website: tixxman.com

Encore Tickets

Based in Maryland, frequently higher-end brokers for... Broadway, sporting events, concerts...
Chevy Chase, MD, Tel 301-718-2525
Tel: 800-296-3626; E-mail: encoretix@aol.com
Website: encoretix.com

Encore Tickets

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Gilded Age Opera Tours

99 Park Ave., Murray Hill NY 10016 Tel 212-332-9821
Website: go2opera.com

InterCharge

New York entertainment tickets.
Website: intercharge.com

Manhattan Concierge

1350 Broadway, Fashion District NY 10018 Tel 800-697-4697
Fax: 212-239-2589; E-mail: info@manhattanconcierge.com
Website: manhattanconcierge.com

Public Theater Box Office

Must be a member of the Public Theater to purchase tickets.
425 LaFayette St., Noho NY 10003 Tel 212-260-2460
Tel: 212-598-7171

Telecharge

330 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen NY 10036 Tel 212-239-6200
Fax: 212-239-5801; Website: telecharge.com

Theater Desk at the Plaza

Book tickets to the theater.
2 W. 59th St., Midtown NY 10019 Tel 212-752-6453

Theater Direct International

Tel 212-541-8457
Tel: 800-334-8457; E-mail: info@theatredirect.com
Website: theatredirect.com

Ticket Box

Broadway Shows, Sports, Concerts, Nat'l / Int'l Events, 25 years exp. NY / NJ Licensed & Bonded. Corporate accounts welcome,
Tel 800-842-5440

Tickets To Broadway

1501 Broadway, Theater District NY 10036 Tel 212-944-8910
Tel: 800-299-8587; Fax: 212-840-2809
E-mail: info@intercharge.com; Website: intercharge.com

Broadway Line

Tel 212-302-4111

Encore Tickets

Based in Maryland, frequently higher-end brokers for... Broadway, sporting events, concerts...
Chevy Chase, MD, Tel 301-718-2525
Tel: 800-296-3626; E-mail: encoretix@aol.com
Website: encoretix.com

Alliance of Resident Theatres

131 Varick St., Hudson Square NY 10013 Tel 212-989-5257

High Five Tickets to the Arts

$5 tickets for junior high & high school students to NYC cultural events. Available at Ticketmaster, with proof of age.
Website: high5tix.com

TKTS

Located at intersection of 47th St., 7th Ave & B'way. Usually a long line of people. Same-day tickets sold Mo-Sa 15-20. We & Sa matinee tickets are sold same day from 10-14. Sunday tickets sold on Su 12-20.
W. 47th St.,
Website: tdf.org

Americana Tickets

For 75 years NYC's most respected ticket agency
Tel 212-581-6660
Tel: 800-833-3121; Fax: 212-262-9627
Website: americanatickets.com

Encore Tickets

Based in Maryland, frequently higher-end brokers for... Broadway, sporting events, concerts...
Chevy Chase, MD, Tel 301-718-2525
Tel: 800-296-3626; E-mail: encoretix@aol.com
Website: encoretix.com

High 5 Tix

Tickets and information for students who are interested in theater.
Website: high5tix.com

InterCharge

New York entertainment tickets.
Website: intercharge.com

Playbill

Information and online ordering of the latest Broadway, off Broadway, and national plays with member discounts.
Website: playbill.com

Telecharge

Broadway, off-Broadway, and sports event tickets can be ordered online at the website and over the phone.
Tel 212-239-6200
Tel: 212-239-6240; Fax: 212-239-5801
E-mail: tickets@telecharge.com; Website: telecharge.com

Telecharge - Hell's Kitchen

330 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen NY 10036 Tel 212-239-6200
Fax: 212-239-5801; Website: telecharge.com

Western State Ticket Service Online

Concerts, sporting events, and theater ticket service
Website: wstickets.com