Get same-day tickets (plus next day for matinees) for a wide selection of Broadway, Off-Broadway and dance shows for 20%-50% off. Lines can be long, especially in the summer, and sometimes shows sell out. The Lincoln Center Atrium outpost usually has shorter (indoor) lines.
Participating shows changes daily, go early to get popular shows. Recent kid-friendly options include & Juliet, Back to the Future, Aladdin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, MJ The Musical and Six. See historical and current availability on the TKTS website and app.
Tickets are not necessarily the cheapest available, but always deeply discounted. Unlike most deals, you can choose your seat location from a variety of options at different prices.
Within seven days of a TKTS purchase, walk up to the Fast Pass Window with the TKTS ticket stubs to skip the lines to see another show.
The $7 per-ticket service fee (significantly lower than online sales outlets) supports a host of programs for TDF, a not-for-profit organization that brings theatre to students, disabled audience members and others.
See our complete guide to saving on theater tickets for similar discounts without the wait (or last-minute hustle).