Theatre on a Budget: Deals for cash-strapped theatre lovers in NYC

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This week we are featuring money saving deals for New York City. Whether you are into mind-bendingly good Beckett, witty and charming Barrie or an edgy new musical, New York City has got you covered. Check out these deals, don’t forget about our tips for saving money here and here, and definitely leave your ideas for saving money in the comments.


Marcello Magni in ‘Fragments’

Theatre for a New Audience – $10 or $25 tickets

Fragments by Samuel Beckett

April 21 to May 5, 2013

Fragments is a series of five plays by Beckett, directed by Peter Brook and Marie Hélène Estienne. This incredible show is a must-see for drama lovers. Full-time students or patrons 25 years old and under can buy discounted tickets (regularly $75) using the code NEWDEAL. Limit two tickets per offer. If you are not a student nor 25, you can still purchase $25 tickets using the code SKINT25. Click here for more.

JM Barrie as Captain Hook

JM Barrie as Captain Hook


Pearl Theatre Company – 2 for 1 tickets or $35 tickets

This Side of Neverland (one act plays) by JM Barrie

April 19 to May 4, 2013

This Side of Neverland, one act plays by Barrie (author of Peter Pan) features Rosalind and The Twelve Pound Look. See these charming plays in previews with two for one ticket deals, available here. And if you don’t have a date, use the code GROWNUP at checkout for $35 tickets.


Edie Falco and Phoebe Strole in 'The Madrid'

Edie Falco and Phoebe Strole in ‘The Madrid’

Manhattan Theatre Club – $59 or $30 tickets

The Madrid by Liz Flahive

Now to May 5, 2013

The Madrid is a new comedy about family, freedom and leaving it all behind. The show stars Edie Falco and is directed by Leigh Silverman. Use the code 10573 and click here for $59 tickets (regular $95) or click here for the 30 under 30 club, featuring $30 tickets for patrons 30 years old and under.

The original cast of 'Murder Ballad'

The original cast of ‘Murder Ballad’

Manhattan Theatre Club – $59 or $64 tickets

Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan

May 7 to July 7, 2013

Murder Ballad is a rock and roll love triangle gone wrong, fresh from a sold out run at Manhattan Theatre Club last year. The show is moving to Union Square Theatre for a limited engagement. Use code MTC2 for $59 tickets (Mon-Thurs shows) or $64 tickets (Fri-Sun shows). Click here for tickets.


Time Out New York, the local Time Out magazine, offers discounts on dozens of shows, from Broadway’s hit Disney show Newsies to underground Off-Off-Broadway productions. Discounts are available up to 69% on selected shows. Click here for Time Out New York’s official theatre ticket website.


Check back next week for even more deals.

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