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The spring is the most exciting time in the theatre as scores of new shows are opening on and Off Broadway and many are available at discounts at Theatre Development Fund’s TKTS Discount Booths. As an added incentive for theatre lovers in Brooklyn to check out these new shows, as well as long running shows they may have never seen, specially designed red TKTS Downtown Brooklyn tote bags will be distributed to ticket buyers throughout the month of April* exclusively at Theatre Development Fund’s TKTS Booth in Downtown Brooklyn in 1 MetroTech Center. These fun, reusable tote bags are courtesy of MetroTech BID.
HOURS & LOCATION INFO: TKTS Downtown Brooklyn is located on the ground floor of 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade. Hours of operation are: Tuesday - Saturday from 11am to 6pm. TKTS sells tickets to same-day evening performances and next-day matinee performances (that is, matinee performances are sold the day before the performance) at discounts of up to 50% off full price. TKTS Downtown Brooklyn accepts credit cards, cash and travelers checks. It is located right outside of the Jay Street-Borough Hall station of the A, C and F trains and near the Court Street – Borough Hall station of the M, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains and the Lawrence Street station of the M, and R trains.
People who live and work in Brooklyn are invited to sign up for TKTS TODAY a daily e-blast which tells them what shows are for sale at TKTS Downtown Brooklyn at the time when the booth opens. They may sign up, at no cost, at: www.tdf.org/tkts.
TKTS is a project of Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. TDF has two other TKTS Discount Booths: a new Times Square TKTS Booth under the red glass steps in the newly revitalized Duffy Square; and the Lower Manhattan TKTS Booth is located at South Street Seaport at the corner of Front and John Streets. Since TKTS first opened for business over 36 years ago on June 25, 1973, over 53 million tickets have been sold at discount prices to millions New Yorkers and visitors who, without TKTS may not have been able to attend live performances. Those admissions represent nearly $1.6 billion in revenue returned to thousands of productions.
THEATRE DEVELOPMENT FUND (TDF) has played a unique role in strengthening live theatre and dance in New York City for the past 42 years. This not-for-profit service organization’s programs have filled over 76 million seats at discount prices (with theatre lovers who would normally not be able to attend live performance) and returned over 1.8 billion dollars in revenue to thousands of theatre, dance and music productions. Best known for its TKTS Discount Booths, TDF’s membership, voucher, access and education programs as well as its Costume Collection, help to make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone. For more information, go to: www.tdf.org.
METROTECH BID: The MetroTech Business Improvement District (BID) is a non-profit community development organization founded in 1992 to further revitalization of Downtown Brooklyn. Based at MetroTech Center, the BID provides public safety, sanitation, economic development, marketing and promotional services throughout a 25-block district made up of diverse businesses, universities, residences and government agencies. The mission of the MetroTech Business Improvement District is to provide top quality, efficient and cost-effective service and support to its customers. This is accomplished through program initiatives in the areas of neighborhood safety, sanitation, business development and services, real estate management assistance programs, liaison with City agencies and elected officials, processing of constituent complaints and development of new internal and external resources to support programs goals. We also recognize the need to work closely with neighboring communities to support their efforts at local improvements.
* TKTS Downtown Brooklyn tote bags distributed while supplies last.