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All You Need To Know About The TKTS Times Square Booth

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If watching a Broadway show in NYC was a last minute plan, there's no better place than a TKTS Booths to score a good bargain. There are 2 TKTS Booths spread out across the boroughs of New York making it convinient for you to grab tickets closest from where you are.Here's a quick guide on the TKTS Times Square Booth.

For more details on shows availablity of TKTS tickets , tips, and other insider tricks - visit our parent TKTS NYC booths page or browse these 40 most frequently asked questions about TKTS .

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TKTS Times Square Booth

The TKTS Times Square Booth is located underneath the red steps in Father Duffy Square. The booth can be found between Broadway and Seventh Avenue at 47th Street.

At the TKTS Times Square Booth , you can get :

  • Same-day discount tickets
  • Same-day full price tickets to non-discounted shows
  • Full price tickets to future shows
  • “Play Express” window (only sells tickets to plays)

For live updates on the TKTS shows available at the Times Square Booth today and discount rates on each show, head here.

Quick Facts About The TKTS Times Square Booth

Payment Methods Accepted

The TKTS Times Square Booth accepts cash, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Some Off Broadway shows require cash only.

Play Express

The TKTS Times Square Booth has special window ONLY sells play tickets — no musicals, dance, or music performances.

Fast Pass

The 7-Day TKTS Fast Pass allows you to show your TKTS stub at Window #1 in TKTS Times Square Booth within 7 days of purchase, avoiding lines at peak hours!

Additional Fees

All tickets sold at the TKTS Times Square Booth are subject to a $6.00 service charge per ticket. Additional non-TDF service charges may also apply to some tickets.

Purchase Limit

A single person can only purchase 6 tickets at a time from the TKTS Times Square Booth. This rule is strictly followed across all booths.

TKTS Times Square Booth Hours & Wait Time

The Lincoln Center TKTS booth is about a 15-20 minute car or bus trip from the theatre district. It’s the only indoor booth, making it the most preferred discount center during the peak winter and summer months. While Lincoln Center’s booth generally has shorter lines than Times Square, wait times grow drastically during adverse weather.

For Evening Performances

  • Monday : 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday : 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday : 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For Matinee Performances

  • Wednesday : 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thursday : 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Getting To TKTS Times Square Booth

Via Subway

1,2,3,7,N,Q,R,S to Times Square

Via Bus

M42nd M50 to West 42nd Street

Via Car

Times Square is a highly congested area, with steady traffic from both vehicles and pedestrians. Your best bet for reaching the TKTS booth in Times Square is to park a few blocks away, either to further West or East, and walk the few blocks. There are a couple parking garages; however, be prepared for expensive fees. You can find garages at the following locations:

Zenith Parking Garage
790 8th Ave, New York, 10019
(Enter on W 49th 8th Ave)
Ph - 212-581-8590

Redball Parking LLC
225 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10019
Ph - 212-262-5450

Best Restaurants Near TKTS Times Square Booth

While you're in the vicinity, why not grab a bite? Here's our curation of the best and cheap restaurants Near Lincoln Center

 Restaurants Near TKTS times square booth

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 Restaurants Near TKTS times square booth
Junior's Restaurant & Bakery

Since the 1950’s, Junior’s has been famous for great food, great fun, great service, and, of course, the best cheesecake. If you have a sweeth tooth, Junior's cheesecake will have you yearning for atleast 3 at a go!

 Restaurants Near TKTS times square booth
Carmine's Italian Restaurant

Carmine’s is a family style Italian restaurant offering platters of homestyle antipasto, pasta, decadent seafood or meat entrees, and of course homemade desserts. Here, everyday feels like a Sunday at grandma's.

 Restaurants Near TKTS times square booth
P.S. Kitchen

PS Kitchen is a social business and artisanal, plant-based restaurant that dishes up wholesome vegan food. If healthy, wholesome food is your calling them P.S. Kitchen it is. They call it 'a sustainable meal, with a side of good karma'!

 Restaurants Near TKTS times square booth
Lillie's Victorian Establishment

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment combines an ostentatious decor with down-to-earth, mellow ambiance serving an eclectic yet traditional menu alongside an impressive range of over 50 beers, whiskeys, scotches and wines.

Other NYC TKTS Booths - Try Your Luck Here Too!

If you miss out on tickets at the TKTS Times Square Booth, why not check out the other 2 TKTS booths in the city? Note, the Downtown Brooklyn TKTS has permanently closed, as of September 2018.

Other Ways to Buy Discounted Broadway Tickets

Theatre Apps like Headout, Rush Tickets, Broadway Lottery Tickets, SRO - Standing Room Tickets, Online Ticketing Websites, Concierge and Ticket Centers, Cancellation lines can be your other options.

To read more in detail, refer to our complete guide on Best Ways to get Discounted Broadway Tickets.