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NYCB The Nutcracker Lottery, TKTS, Rush, SRO policies

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NYCB The Nutcracker Tickets

Apart from getting discounted Broadway tickets online, you can also get cheap NYCB The Nutcracker tickets 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!

Check back for more information once the show commences.

NYCB The Nutcracker TKTS

TKTS 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. To help you plan for future shows, you can view this in-depth guide to the four TKTS booths.

NYCB The Nutcracker Lottery Tickets

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 of patience; but, to many, the reward is well worth it.

NYCB The Nutcracker is not open for lottery tickets currently.

NYCB The Nutcracker 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.

NYCB The Nutcracker is not open for rush tickets currently.

NYCB The Nutcracker Standing Room

Some theaters issue standing-room-only tickets at a reduced cost. NYCB The Nutcracker is not open for standing tickets currently.


Q: Can I purchase NYCB The Nutcracker 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 show?
A: There is no specific dress code. Semi formal or smart casual is recommended.

Q: Is there any age limit/recommendation?
A: The show is suitable for ages 8 and up.

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

Q: What time should I arrive at the David H. Koch Theatre?
A: Doors open 45 minutes before show time. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before curtain.