Carousel Broadway | TKTS, lottery, rush, & SRO policies

Last Updated:

Carousel Tickets

Apart from getting discounted tickets online, you can also get Broadway tickets for cheap via TKTS booths or Digital Lottery. You can also try your luck with RUSH or Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets, which are also sold at reduced rates!

Carousel Tickets on TKTS

TK TS NYC Discount Booths offer a variety of Broadway and Off Broadway tickets at 20% to 50% off regular prices. Tickets can only be purchased in person - on the day of the performance for evening shows, or the day prior for matinee performances. Seats are assigned at the discretion of the TKTS booth attendant and may be partial view.

TKTS obtains its inventory directly from theaters, based upon how a particular show’s tickets are selling at full-price. Tickets for Carousel are frequently available at any of the four TKTS booths. To help you plan for future shows, you can view this in-depth guide to the four TKTS booths.

Carousel Tickets - LOTTERY

For those willing to try their luck, entering a lottery can be a great way to score discount Broadway tickets. A handful of theaters host live same-day ticket drawings a couple hours before performance time. These require your presence and a bit patience; but, to many, the reward is well worth it.

Nowadays, quite a few digital lotteries are also available. You can simply enter the draw via your smartphone, making it much more convenient to participate. There is no lottery policy for Carousel.

Carousel Tickets - RUSH

RUSH tickets are same-day tickets, usually sold at a highly discounted price. Broadway general RUSH tickets can be purchased by anyone, while student RUSH tickets are restricted for students only. All RUSH tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They are sold in limited quantities, usually only for performances that do not sell out on their own at regular price. RUSH tickets are subject to any other constraints determined by the provider.

“Carousel” RUSH tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, when the box office opens.

Price: $40 each
How: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.
When:Mon-Sat: 10 AM; Sun: 12 PM
Where: Imperial Theatre Box Office
Payment Method: Cash or Credit card.
ID: Photo ID compulsory
Tickets Per Person: Limit of 2 tickets per person
Seat Locations: Subject to daily availability and discretion of box office. Please note, you may receive tickets which have a partial view of the staged.

Carousel Standing Room Tickets

Some theaters issue standing-room-only tickets at a reduced cost. There are no standing room tickets available for Carousel.


Q: Can I purchase Carousel broadway tickets using the TKTS app, instead of waiting in line at the TKTS booths?
A: Unfortunately, no. The only way to purchase tickets is in person at one of the four booth locations.

Q: What do I wear to the broadway show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Semi formal or smart casual is recommended.

Q: Is there any age limit/recommendation?
A: Carousel is recommended for ages 13 and above. Please note that it is a theatre policy to not allow children below 4 years into the theatre.

Q: Can I take photographs of the show, Carousel the musical?
A: Absolutely NO recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.

Q. Is there a possibility that I get a partial view seat when I purchase discounted Carousel tickets online?
A: Yes, this is possible. However, when you book with Headout your seat will not have a partial view. This is due to the specific seat allotment option we offer and none of the seats with partial views are displayed.

Q. What time should I arrive at the Imperial theatre?
A. Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.