Wicked the Musical Ticket Sources and Show Schedule
TIPS about seating and prices:
Try to get Wicked tickets in rows B - Q if you can and if you want to see the actors' faces well. Front rows of Mezz are also good. Avoid rear mezz if you want to see the show well.
Wicked Tickets Broadway
PRICE TIP: Wicked tickets are cheaper Tuesday - Thursday evenings and most expensive Saturday night.
Wicked is a sensational Broadway musical play spectacle worthy of the price. It features a large cast wearing over a million dollars worth of costumes, multimillion dollar set, one of Broadway's largest orchestras (23 musicians), dozens of highly trained theatre professionals working back stage, and a fantastic score and storyline. Normal prices range $116.25 to $157.00. Premium price tickets are higher. The Gershwin Theatre box office is open for ticket sales in person or by mail, 222 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019. TIP: Last minute tickets: See FAQ info below about cancellation line, etc. It is rarely discounted, except for group sales, Lottery, and obscured view, which you can read about below.
How do I get the best seats for Wicked and other Broadway shows
Sometimes premium ticket sellers buy the best seats in advance. Check carefully. If you see something that's close to the stage and not marked "obscure view" then it should work, although you will be paying extra. Ticketmaster itself carries premium. See Ticketmaster.com. For all the latest Broadway shows, videos, Broadway buzz, and more see Broadway.com - the LATEST BROADWAY SHOW TICKETS AND DETAILS
Are there Wicked discounted tickets available for groups or students?
Yes - College students may now order tickets at student discounts by using tix4students.com (when available). Groups of 20 or more only. Note special prices at certain performances for student groups. Wicked Broadway Tickets for Groups (opens in new browser window) or Call Group Sales Box Office at 212.398.8383.
Gershwin Theatre Location and Seating Information
Broadway's hit musical Wicked plays at the Gershwin Theatre - 222 W. 51st St. Open ended run.
Once inside, audiences behold the Oz map curtain and "Ozwald" the puppet dragon over the proscenium, representing the time dragon clock from Maguire's novel (read Maguire's comments on the set on the Story source page). Magic continues as the show proceeds to unfold the untold story of the witches of Oz.
- The Mezzanine in this theatre is father back than in most. It starts above row N of orchestra.
- The theatre is entered through a huge covered alleyway, shared with Circle in the Square. The actual theatre is reached by escalator or elevator.
- Seating Capacity: 1809
- There are restrooms on the orchestra and mezzanine level of the theatre, also multiple concession stands.
- Air Conditioned
- Wheelchair seating available
What is the day-of-performance Wicked lottery for Broadway & how does it work?
A day-of-performance lottery for 26 select orchestra seats for $30.00 each will be held daily. Limit 2 tickets per person, cash only by Ticket Lottery. Names will be collected 2½ hrs prior to each performance and drawn 2 hrs prior to each performance. Winners must be present (with photo ID) when their names are called, or they forfeit their tickets.
What are my chances of getting a cheap Wicked lottery ticket on any given performance?
The number of people who sign up for the lottery varies with each performance, but on average expect 200 - 300 people (more during holiday weeks).
Are there discounted or lower priced tickets available?
Yes, technically they are available, although they are often bought up well in advance. Mid Mezzanine seats start at $81.00 and rear at $56.00 depending on day of week (cheapest on Tuesday evenings). Also, there are a limited number of partial-view Side Orchestra tickets that can be purchased in advance at the box office or online if they are available (starting at $55). In these seats, you will miss some of the scenic elements at the back or side of the stage; however none of the primary action of the show will be missed. Buy them at Ticketmaster.com.