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Broadway Theatre







The theatre in New York City is located in Times Square.   Times Square is one of many New York City’s “squares” that are actually triangles formed by the angle of Broadway slashing across a major avenue – in this case it crosses 7th Avenue at 42nd Street.  Times Square is known as the Crossroads of the World, the Great White Way, and the New Year’s Eve Capital of America.


How To Get There


It is very easy to get to Times Square.  Any form of public transportation will get you there for $1.50.  All the subways converge at Times Square/42nd Street, and there is also access by bus.




Most shows are performed each evening at 8pm except Monday.  There are also matinee performances on Wednesday and Sundays around 2pm.  You should check the New York Times Theatre Directory or call the theatre to confirm dates and times.


Entry Fees


Broadway tickets are expensive, especially new, successful productions.  Tickets can range from $125 to 45. 


However, you may get lucky.  TDF, Theatre Development Fund runs a discount theatre ticket service right in Times Square.  You should check what is on the board (there is a posted list of discounted tickets for that day, called the board).  If there is something you like, line up.  You can buy tickets for half price.


“High Five” is a program which offers tickets for a variety of cultural events in New York City to High School students.  The tickets are all, you guessed it $5 – Good Deal.


Be sure to bring your student ID with you.  Most cultural institutions in New York City offer discount admission to students.