Broadway is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered how to see the shows I want for a fraction of the cost.
Several theaters have programs to make their shows accessible for young patrons. 30 under 30 programs are the most common and flexible. They can range from packages to individual tickets. All they require is an ID for proof of age. The age cutoff ranges from 30 to 35 while the prices range from $30 to $40. Overall, it’s a fabulous deal. Often, the theaters designate one performance as 30 under 30 night and host a mixer directly after the show.
Memberships: I’m a 35 under 30 member for The New Group’s 2018-19 season. I paid an upfront fee of $150 that means I have a guaranteed $37.50 ticket to all four of their productions along with discounted guest tickets. I got an extra ticket for $40. There’s no seat restriction or designated area. For The True, my mom and I sat in the fourth row. I went on their website, and the seats around us were upwards of $90.
Single Ticket: For the upcoming show, India Pale Ale, the Manhattan Theatre Club offered a select amount of 30 under 35 tickets. I paid $37.50 for a ticket. The ticket next to me was listed for $89.50.
30 under 30 Memberships:
- 2nd Stage
- The New Group
- RedBull Theatre
- Manhattan Theatre Club
- Lincoln Center
- Playwright’s Horizons
- MCC Theater
- Roundabout Theatre Company
Did I miss any 30 under 30 memberships?