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How to order

ONLINE:  Visit our Ticket Central page and order your seats via our automated system*. 

BY PHONE:  Call Ticket Central, the box office for Playwrights Horizons, at (212) 279–4200 (Noon–8pm daily).

IN PERSON:  Visit the Ticket Central Box Office (Noon–8pm daily) at 416 West 42nd Street.


Visit Book your Seats to learn how to reserve/purchase your seats and purchase additional tickets for your guests.



HOTtix are rush tickets are available to theatergoers aged 30 and under. We offer a limited number of $25 tickets, subject to availability, starting one hour before showtime beginning at the second performance of each production and continuing through the end of the run. To purchase HOTtix, proof of age is required. Cash only. One ticket, per person, per purchase.  (Better yet: pick up $10–20 tickets IN ADVANCE a Young Membership)


First Row Sundays offers $25 tickets IN ADVANCE to theatergoers aged 30 and under on Sunday evening performances only. Tickets may be picked up in person at the box office beginning one hour prior to curtain. You must show a valid, state-issued ID when picking up tickets or you will be asked to pay for a higher-priced ticket. One ticket per customer.


The LIVEforFIVE Lottery makes available up to two $5 tickets to the first preview of every production at Playwrights Horizons.  Entries may be submitted online in advance of the performance.  The next lottery begins Wednesday, August 19 for The Christians by Lucas Hnath.


Our theaters are wheelchair-accessible. If you have special seating needs, please contact Ticket Central early in the season so that we can help meet your needs throughout the year. In the Mainstage Theater, the wheelchair and companion seats are on the aisles in Row E, and in the Peter Jay Sharp, the wheelchair and companion seats are on the aisles in Row F. Infrared listening systems are available at no charge at every performance and can be checked out from the concessions counter.

View the Seating Charts

Open Captioning

We offer one open-captioned performance per Mainstage production for theatergoers who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

To find out the date of the next open-captioned performance, visit the Events page.

Open captioned performances at Playwrights Horizons are supported by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc. and the Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program, in cooperation with the New York State Council on the Arts, and are provided by c2.


Visit Group Sales to see what great discounts are available and learn more about our rates for students and other special promotions!

The LIVE for FIVE Lottery, HOTtix, Student Rush, Group Sales, and Bring the Kids are just a few of Playwrights Horizons’ popular Arts Access initiatives. We are grateful to the following supporters of Arts Access at Playwrights Horizons: New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and the Elroy and Terry Krumholz Foundation.