You're a sophisticated urban professional with a little disposable income and a yen for live theater. You want to indulge in the thrill of a stage production but not make a dramatic dent in your wallet. If you know where to look, seats can be had for less than full price. Here's a sampling of cities with discount-ticket outlets.
Also, keep in mind that most theaters have informal programs to recruit ushers, who are not paid but get to see the show for free. In cities with "Percent for the Arts" programs, local businesses and corporations will sometimes sponsor a free performance.
Call your local theater for information.
Times Arts Tix
Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza
TIX Bay Area
Union Square at Stockton Street
36 West State Street
Nugget Ticket Bus
999 16th Street
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
1100 Penn Avenue, NW
(Old Post Office Pavilion)
Web site: atlantatheatres.org
108 North State Street
700 North Michigan Avenue
1616 Sherman Avenue, Evanston
also Tower Records locations
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Times Square at 47th and Broadway
Lower Manhattan at 2 World Trade Center
Tower Place Mall
Location varies (summer only)
603 North Lamar (inside BookPeople)
(512) 454-HALF/(512) 454-TIXS
401 Broadway East (Broadway Market)Pike Place Market
In the Jan. 23 Arts & Leisure section, the article about museum outreach initiatives contained incorrect attendance figures for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For 1993-94, attendance there was 1.5 million; in 1996-97, it was 1.65 million.