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What can you say about the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton that hasn’t already been said? Inventive, uplifting, one-of-a-kind… and nearly impossible to get tickets to! Or is it? Here’s our comprehensive guide on how to score tickets to Hamilton–for real.

Primary Market

When looking to buy Hamilton tickets, the preferred way is of course through the primary market. The primary market simply means you’re buying them from the original source at their original price. The catch with Hamilton tickets is that when new blocks of performances go on sale they generally sell out very quickly. But if you’re an “early bird catches the worm” type, here’s how you’d go about acquiring said tickets for face value.


No surprise here: Ticketmaster is the official ticketing platform for Hamilton productions. For the best chance of getting tickets when they go on sale you need to register for the TM “Verified Fan” program. (In laments terms, this just means you’ve entered your email address into a lottery and, if selected, you have the opportunity to shop for Hamilton tickets before the general onsale. Lots more information about that here.) Just because one is selected for the verified fan lottery does not guarantee that they’ll be able to get tickets, but it sure doesn’t hurt. Everybody else hoping to score Hamilton tickets on TM will have to wait for the official onsale date which generally happens a few days later.

If you already know the date you’re buying tickets for, you can save time and head straight to the specific Ticketmaster event page to make your purchase. If you want to explore the show calendar, you may have a better user experience if you check out the official Hamilton website to browse available dates. When you’re ready to make a purchase you will be routed to the corresponding Ticketmaster event page. Keep in mind that if an event is sold out, Ticketmaster will display resale tickets which are NOT primary, and are more expensive than face value. These secondary listings will say “Verified Resale Ticket” in their description.

Box Office

Admittedly this method is a bit antiquated, but if you live in the New York City area you can head on over to the Richard Rogers Theatre to purchase face value tickets at the box office–before they sell out, of course. Better walk fast!

Cancellation Line

Get all the way to the theater and tickets are sold out? Don’t head home just yet! If you have the time and patience to wait in the cancellation line (right outside the venue), there’s a chance you could score face value, same-day tickets from folks who had to cancel last minute.

With their clean interface and easy-to-use seating chart, is another viable option when on the hunt for primary Hamilton tix. Although, if they’re sold out on Ticketmaster than they’ll likely be sold out on, too.

Donate to BC/EFA

Feeling charitable? Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (one of the country’s leading non-profit AIDS fundraising organizations) runs a program called Care-Tix. If you make a donation–which includes the price of the ticket + a specified donation amount–you’ll receive tickets located in the 14th row, side orchestra. And the donation is tax deductible! More info on that here.

Buy Far in Advance

If you don’t mind waiting a few months to see the show, staying on top of ticket block announcements is a great way to secure seats to Hamilton. If you sign up for the play’s email list (located at the bottom of the homepage) you’ll be alerted when a new stretch of dates are going on sale.

Go See a Touring Production

Hamilton is currently touring all around North America, with shows in Chicago, Houston, St. Louis and more. Look, we’re not saying these tickets are super easy to get, but it’s definitely easier than nabbing Broadway ones. For New York City dwellers, plan for a trip out of town (DC and Boston would be your best bet). For those who were planning on taking a trip to the Big Apple for the show, you might end up only having to travel a few miles from home. Check out the national tour dates here.

The Hamilton Digital Lottery

The easiest and least expensive way to lock down Hamilton tickets is through the Ham4Ham Digital Lottery. For seven of the eight weekly shows, folks may enter a digital lottery hosted on Broadway Direct with a chance to win $10 front row tickets. The lottery opens at 11am two days prior to the performance and closes at 9am the day before. You can enter through the play’s official website, or better yet download the Hamilton app to get notified when it’s time to enter.

The Hamilton digital lottery is currently being utilized in New York City, Chicago, London, Portland and St. Louis.

Secondary Market

When you’ve exhausted all of your options on the primary market, it’s time to turn to the secondary market. Unlike the primary market which has ticket inventory straight from the source, the secondary market is made up of resale tickets with prices set based on demand.

Ticketmaster Verified Resale

Remember earlier when we said to make sure you didn’t accidentally buy secondary tickets while shopping on Ticketmaster? Well, when all primary tickets are sold out, this is now an option. Their fan-to-fan ticket guarantee states that all tickets are 100% real (read more about that here), and you can find them alongside primary listings on the play’s event page.


Sure we might be a little biased, but when it comes to finding reliable secondary market Hamilton tickets SeatGeek is a top option. The company’s Deal Score functionality helps users make sure they’re getting the most bang for their buck, and one can easily shop around for the lowest get-in ticket price for multiple show dates and times. Plus, their buyer guarantee states that your tickets will be delivered–and valid–in time for the event. For your convenience, we’ve listed tickets to upcoming Hamilton shows below. Use code HAMILTON4TBA to save $20 on your purchase of $100 or more!

Quick Tips & Summary

It seems obvious when you say it, but the best way to get tickets to Hamilton is to stay up-to-date on ticket announcements. Follow @HamiltonMusical on Twitter to get notified when new ticket blocks are being released, and download the official Hamilton app to know when lottery drawings take place. Familiarize yourself with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program so there’s no confusion about what to do when fresh tickets do go on sale. Create an account on SeatGeek and track Hamilton so you’ll be notified of new shows and price drops. And finally, consider opting out of Broadway and instead check out a national tour date in a city near you.

Good luck!