Classic Arts Rush and Inexpensive Ticket Policies

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To make tickets more affordable, many classic arts venues have implemented rush and inexpensive ticket policies.
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Rush tickets are sold on the day of the performance as soon as the box office opens, unless otherwise specified. Seat location varies with different shows. For more popular shows, anticipate a wait. Here are the rush and inexpensive ticket policies of various classical arts venues.

All Student Rush ticket purchases require a valid and current student ID.

Note: Policies are subject to change without notice. Please email edit@playbill.com regarding any information that is no longer accurate, or if you wish to have your show listed.

Classic Arts Venues and Organizations

Carnegie Hall

Address: 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

Public Rush
Price: $10
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: Box Office
Time: Available the day of the concert.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: First come, first serve.
Special Policies: There is always a limited amount available for each concert, even if the show is sold out.

Student Rush
Price: $10
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis.
Where: Box Office
Time: Available the day of the concert.
ID: Student ID
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: First come, first serve.

Group Discount
Price: 25% off the full price ticket
How: Group of 15 or over. When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the Box Office
Time: Always available
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: 15 or over

Military Discount
Price: 30% off
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Box Office
Time: When the Box Office is open.
ID: DD Form 214 or a valid military, veteran or NYPD ID
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: 2 tickets
Special Policies:

Bank of America Cardholder Discount
Price: 10% off
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the Box Office
Time: Always available.
Payment Method: Credit card
Tickets per Person: First come, first serve.
Special Policies: Must have a Bank of America card. Use code BAC26841 when purchasing online.

Partial View Seating
Price: 50% off
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the Box Office
Time: Available the day of the concert.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: First come, first serve.
Special Policies: Excludes Family Concerts and Galas.


Lincoln Center

Address: 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

TKTS @ Zucker Box Office
Price: 25%–50% off
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Zucker Box Office @ David Rubenstein Atrium
Time: Monday–Saturday noon to 7:00 pm and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
Tickets per Person: 4 tickets
Special Policies: Available the week of the performance. Discounts vary by performance.

Free Performances
Price: Free
How: Seating is first-come, first-served.
Where: David Rubenstein Atrium
Time: Check the events page for the Atrium for times of free concerts.


The Metropolitan Opera

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Public Rush
Price: $25
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online
Time: Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at noon.
Payment Method: Credit card
Tickets per Person: 2 tickets
Special Policies: One person can only order up to 2 rush tickets every seven days.


The New York Philharmonic

Address: 10 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023

$30 for 30
Price: $30
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the David Geffen Hall Box Office
Time: Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at noon.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Valid Student ID
Tickets per Person: 2 tickets
Special Policies:

Student Rush
Price: $18
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the David Geffen Hall Box Office
Time: Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at noon.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Valid Student ID
Tickets per Person: 2 tickets
Special Policies: Use the code RUSH for online purchases. Not available for Orchestra 1, First Tier Center, First Tier Front Boxes, Second Tier Rear Box, and Third Tier Box sections.

Senior Rush
Price: $18
How: When available, accessible on a first-come, first-served basis when performances are not sold out.
Where: Online or at the David Geffen Hall Box Office
Time: Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at noon.
Payment Method: Cash or credit card
ID: Valid Senior Citizen ID
Tickets per Person: 2 tickets
Special Policies: Use the code RUSH for online purchases. Not available for Orchestra 1, First Tier Center, First Tier Front Boxes, Second Tier Rear Box, and Third Tier Box sections. Tickets can be purchased up to 10 days before the performance or the day of at the David Geffen Hall Box Office.


Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

Address: Peter Jay Sharp Building (Howard Gilman Opera House) - 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn 11217; Harvey Theater - 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn 11217

Student Rush
Price: $10
How: Available for full and part-time students 29-years-old and under for any live performance.
Where: BAM box offices. Check BAM's twitter account (@BAM_Brooklyn) on the morning of the desired performance for updates on rush availability.
Time: 90 minutes before the desired performance.
ID: Current student ID or valid government-issued ID
Payment Method: Cash or credit
Tickets per Person: Limit 2
Special Policies: Subject to availability. For shows with limited tickets, a standby line will be formed at the discretion of theater management.

Senior Rush
Price: $10
How: Available for patrons 65-years-old and over for any live performance
Where: BAM box offices. Check BAM's twitter account (@BAM_Brooklyn) on the morning of the desired performance for updates on rush availability.
Time: 90 minutes before the desired performance.
ID: Valid government-issued ID
Payment Method: Cash or credit
Tickets per Person: Limit 2
Special Policies: Subject to availability. For shows with limited tickets, a standby line will be formed at the discretion of theater management.

Veteran Rush
Price: $10
How: Available for US service members for any live performance
Where: BAM box offices. Check BAM's twitter account (@BAM_Brooklyn) on the morning of the desired performance for updates on rush availability.
Time: 90 minutes before the desired performance.
ID: Valid veteran/military ID
Payment Method: Cash or credit
Tickets per Person: Limit 2
Special Policies: Subject to availability. For shows with limited tickets, a standby line will be formed at the discretion of theater management.



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