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How to Get the Best Deal on Wicked Tickets

Updated on October 17, 2010

Wicked is one of the most popular shows on Broadway and on tour around the US today. This musical tells the story of how two girls became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. Discount tickets for this show are very hard to come by. Still, with some patience and research, you will be able to get the best deal possible. Here are some tips.

Buy early.

Wicked typically sells out quickly, so to get the best deal on your tickets, buy as early as possible. Check theatres nearest you for tour dates and then buy as soon as they go on sale. Otherwise, you may end up paying a higher price for resold tickets in order to see the show.

Go as a group.

Many theatres offer discounted tickets for large groups (often 20 or more). If you have a lot of friends who intend to see the show, why not collaborate and buy tickets as a group?

Try lottery tickets.

You can get Wicked tickets on Broadway by winning them through a ticket lottery. A few hours before each show, these “lottery” tickets are chosen (usually 2 or 4 of them are awarded). If you win the lottery, you can purchase these tickets for $25. Of course, this is a long shot—there are usually upwards of 200 people who enter, so do not rely on this method to get you in. 

Get standing room only tickets.

On Broadway and in many theatres throughout the country, you can purchase standing room only (SRO) tickets on the day of the show if you show up as soon as the box office opens and stand in line. These tickets only go on sale once the rest of the show is sold out, but since Wicked regularly sells out, you have a good chance. Of course, you do have to stand through the show (usually in numbered spaces located at the back of the orchestra). But these tickets will be cheaper than regular seats. Also, usually only one SRO ticket is sold per person, so if you are hoping to get multiple tickets, all the members of your party must be present.

Get student tickets.

If you are a student, many theatres offer student discounts. Some theatres sell these as “Rush” tickets on the day of the performance, and to get them you have to show up as soon as the box office opens (or earlier to stand in line!). 

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    cathylynn99 7 years ago from northeastern US

    i wish i would have read this before i saw Wicked. thanks.