Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

After Hours Blog > Theater

Your Ticket to Deals

Never heard of TICKETplace? You should, especially if you’re looking for great deals on all sorts of events.

For arts lovers on a budget, TICKETplace’s 50-percent discounts represent a recovered Eden of affordability. As DC’s only authorized half-price ticket outlet, TICKETplace hearkens to a kinder, gentler time when attending an arts event could cost as little as $3.20.

Unfortunately, just as Adam and Eve suffered for their wisdom, so you, too, must endure hardships for your savvy. Beware logistical difficulties as you buy tickets only at prescribed times and prices (for example: online sales are only available Tuesday through Friday from noon - 4 pm) and plan for fairly hefty service charges—12 percent of the original ticket price if you buy in person, 17 percent if you buy online. Even with the half-price discount, some events, like an upcoming performance of “Lord of the Dance,” will set you back a solid chunk of change ($43.10 per ticket).

Still, your journey to half-pricedom comes with friendly local arts experts who work the counter at 407 Seventh Street, NW (between D and E streets near the Gallery Place and Archives Metro stops) and are happy to talk with you if you buy tickets in person.

Need some ideas on what events to buy tickets for? Check out our events listings, and for even more guidance, visit our theater reviews that tell you what's worth seeing. 

Read Next

The Best of the Bard

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

4 Projects That Are Going to Change Washington

The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

Rabia Chaudry: "Jay Is Close to Whoever Did It"

One Lawyer's Trip Down the "Serial" Rabbit Hole

Take a Sneak Peek Inside DC's First Bonchon

The Great Burger Battle: Bobby's Burger Palace vs. Plan B Burger Bar

This Mansion Just Became DC’s Priciest Home

This Bloody Mary With A Lox Bagel Garnish Is Genius