How To Find The Cheapest Hamilton - The Musical Tickets + Rush, Lottery, Face Value Option

May 5, 2021

2021 Update - Broadway Reopening

After over 500 days in the dark, the lights came back up on Broadway on September 2nd, with the return of Hadestown and Waitress. September 14th marked the return ChicagoHamiltonWicked and The Lion King, with other big shows returning throughout the fall. 2021 will also welcome several highly-anticipated new shows, including MJ the Musical and Diana the Musical.  For all Broadway performances through to October 31, audience members, cast, crew and theatre staff must be fully vaccinated, and it's safe to assume that that will be the case for the foreseeable future.

Where to Find Hamilton Tickets

If they're not sold out, primary market tickets are available via Ticketmaster.

On the secondary market, TicketIQ has Fee-Free Hamilton tickets which also include a Refund Guarantee. Our Refund Guarantee states that if an event is canceled or deemed unfit for fans to attend, TicketIQ will refund ticket buyers in as soon as 15 days. That means that you can buy from TicketIQ worry-free. Customers on TicketIQ save between 15%-25% compared to other secondary market ticketing sites. 

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Schedule & Run Dates

Hamilton opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in February 2015, and was immediately sold out. It moved to the Richard Rodgers Theater in August 2015. The show initally played at Vassar College in upstate New York (2013).

Show Details & Reviews

Hamilton combines singing and rapping to tell the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton, who may be best known as the founding father who died in a duel with Aaron Burr. The show traces Hamilton’s life and is based on the 2004 biography by Ron Chernow. 

What sets the show apart is that it uses hip-hop, R&B, pop and soul alongside traditional-style show tunes, and characters are intentionally not cast by color or ethnicity. In fact, in the show, many of the key roles are played by actors of color. From the start, Hamilton has garnered both critical and box-office acclaim. 

Before getting to Broadway, Hamilton was also getting spectacular reviews. From Variety’s review of the Off-Broadway production 2015:

“There should be a huge audience for this irresistible show. Although the premise sounds outlandish, it take about two seconds to surrender to the musical sweep of the sung-through score and to Miranda’s amazing vision of his towering historical subject as an ideological contemporary who reflects the thoughts and speaks the language of a vibrant young generation of immigrant strivers. It’s a wonderfully humanizing view of history.”  

The music, lyrics and book were written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who also starred as Hamilton in the original cast. The show won 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical, and was nominated for a record-setting 16. It also got a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

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Richard Rodgers Theatre Seating Chart + Details

The Richard Rodgers Theater is located at 226 West 46th Street in New York City. The theater seats 1,319 in Orchestra, Mezzanine and Balcony sections. The theater opened in 1925 and has been home to 11 Tony Award-winning shows, the most of any Broadway theater.

Wheelchair-Accessible Options

The Richard Rodgers Theater can accommodate wheelchairs in the middle of the Orchestra Level, and Orchestra Rows A-K are the only ones in the venue without steps. There are no steps into the theater from the street. There are no elevators or escalators in the theater. 

Inside the theater, patrons will find restrooms and drinking fountains downstairs, though there is a wheelchair-accessible restroom on the Orchestra Level. 

Headsets are available at the theater free of charge, and patrons with vision issues can request “low vision seats” when booking. 

Standing Room Option

Standing-room only seats are available on the day of the show for $40. These seats are sold on the cancellation line, and some may be obstructed view.

Other Venue and Show Details

The show runs approximately 2 hours, 45 minutes including one 15-minute intermission. It is recommended to get to the venue 45 minutes before showtime.

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Rush & Lottery Options


While there are no Rush tickets available for Hamilton, fans can try the cancellation line on the day of the show. This is a first-come, first-served situation, and there is no guarantee that seats will become available. In this situation, seats are sold at their original ticket price. 


Forty-six Hamilton tickets are available daily for $10 through a digital lottery here. Patrons may enter the lottery once daily and receive up to two tickets. The lottery opens two days before each performance and closes at 9 a.m. the day of the performance, and the accepted payment method is via credit card. Seats are in the front row of the Orchestra. Winners will be notified by 11 a.m. at on the day of the performance.

Discounted Tickets


For theatergoers with flexibility, TKTS Discount Booths are a great way to see theater in New York City at affordable prices. Known for their iconic booth located around Manhattan, they offer discounts of 20% to 50% off face value tickets, and have limited availability of unsold tickets for purchase on the day of the event. TKTS Discount Booths in New York City, including the flagship location in the heart of Times Square, with booths at South Street Seaport and Lincoln Center. One extra benefit to using TKTS is that your ticket purchase does toward supporting the Theatre Development organization, which is dedicated to sustaining and sharing the arts and building audiences of the future.