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TKTSbyTDF Booths expand hours to make same-day discount tickets more accessible to theatregoers

Date: Mar 13, 2020


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TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, is extending the hours of operation at the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths. Beginning Monday, March 16, all three booths (Times Square, Lincoln Center and South Street Seaport) will open at 10 a.m. seven days a week to make obtaining same-day discount tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows even easier for theatregoers from NYC and the world over.

Starting Monday, March 16, the new TKTS BY TDF hours are:
TKTS Times Square
Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Same-day evening and matinee performances will be available beginning at 10 a.m. (Formerly, evening performances went on sale at 3 p.m.) This booth also features a Play Only window, a 7-Day Fast Pass window and a full-price same-day and future sales window. 

TKTS Lincoln Center and South Street Seaport
Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. These booths sell tickets to next-day matinees as well as same-day evening and matinee performances.

The prices displayed on the boards at all three locations and on the TKTS app ( are the discounted rates (50-20% off full price) with all service charges included, so the patron can see exactly what the tickets cost. For some shows there is a range of ticket prices to choose from. Real-time ticket availability can be seen on the TKTS app or online at For hours and TKTS tips, go to

Locations of the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths: TKTS Times Square (Broadway and 47th Street), TKTS Lincoln Center (in the David Rubenstein Atrium at 61 West 62nd Street) and TKTS Seaport (190 Front street, corner of Front and John Streets). 

SPECIAL NOTE: tickets purchased at TKTSbyTDF help build audiences for the future.
Most avid theatregoers know that TKTS offers the best seats at the best price to Broadway and Off Broadway shows. TKTS first opened in Times Square nearly 47 years ago, offering the widest selection of discount tickets. When you purchase tickets at TKTS, you know your seat locations and exactly what you are paying for.

Since TKTS is part of TDF, a larger not-for-profit organization, the $6 per ticket service fee doesn’t just cover the costs of operating the booths. It supports a host of TDF programs that help make theatre accessible to people who otherwise could not attend.

TDF serves a wide range of audiences, including high school and middle school students; people with disabilities such as mobility issues, or hearing or vision loss; families with members on the autism spectrum; and veterans living in the five boroughs. When theatregoers purchase tickets at TKTS, they're not only creating lifelong memories, they're helping to give that experience to others by supporting TDF.

Follow TKTS on Facebook @OfficialTKTS, and on Twitter and Instagram @TKTS.

TDF is a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone. Founded in 1968, TDF’s mission is to sustain live theatre and dance by engaging and cultivating a broad and diverse audience and eliminating barriers to attendance. 

TDF fulfills its mission with a variety of programs that expand access, cultivate communities and support the makers of the performing arts. Best known for its theatre going programs (including the TKTS by TDF Discount Booths and TDF Membership Programs), TDF’s accessibility (including open captioned, audio described and autism-friendly performances), school (serving over 12,000 New York City students annually), community engagement and information programs — as well as the TDF Costume Collection Rental and Research Programs — have introduced millions of people to the theatre and helped make the unique experience of theatre available to everyone. 

TDF envisions a world where the transformative experience of attending live theatre and dance is essential, relevant, accessible and inspirational. To learn more about TDF, go to Follow TDF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @TDFNYC.