How to Buy Tickets for Phantom of the Opera 2

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What can you expect to learn about Phantom of the Opera on this page

We boiled down all the information you will need when buying tickets for Phantom of the Opera musical in New York. At the end you will know a lot more about how much you should pay for tickets, when and where to buy your tickets to get the best price, general information about the event and much more

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The online market for event tickets in the US in general and for New York Broadway tickets in particular is highly  decentralized. There are many websites which offer to sell seats for this event. But they vary in their availability, ticket
prices and very importantly in their service fees. We highlighted the verified, highest-rated online vendors which offer the lowest prices and good customer service.

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from $59 buy
from $129 buy
from $459 buy
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These websites cover all the ticket offers available in the primary and secondary market (you will learn more about this below in this article), have reliable customer service and charge prices and fees which are in line with the market average.

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Typical ticket price range

In this section you can find the seating chart with color-coded seat prices for a typical performance of the Phantom of the Opera in the Majestic Theatre. The price data is summarized from 300 performances in 2018 and 2019. The prices that you see are averages for the seats in the highlighted section/row. There are small price variations between matinees and evening shows but the difference is typically at most $10. For example prices on Friday and Saturday evenings can sometimes be $5-$10 higher than indicated on the chart below.

As the chart shows, the best discounts for the show range between $59 per seat in the Rear Mezzanine to $169 in the premium section of the Orchestra. In comparison, standard prices for the same seat sections cost between $79 and $199.90. Also, note that weekend performances are usually slightly more expensive than weekday ones.

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Most Sought-After Seats in the Majestic Theater

The quality of a seat is to a large extent a matter of personal preference. Some prefer to sit high up in the mezzanine, others like to be as close as possible to the stage in the center of the Orchestra. And of course price is a factor. How much are you willing to pay extra for a better view? Instead, we came up with a quality score which is based on the speed with which a seat is likely to be sold. Thus this index combines both quality of the view and the price of the ticket. Seats, which are sold first are likely considered a higher quality by the audience. 
The chart below indicates the quality score. Seats/sections in darker green are likely to disappear quicker than seats in lighter shade.

The quality of a seat is to a large extent a matter of personal preference. Some prefer to sit high up in the mezzanine, others like to be as close as possible to the stage in the center of the Orchestra. And of course price is a factor. How much are you willing to pay extra for a better view? Instead, we came up with a quality score which is based on the speed with which a seat is likely to be sold.

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Buying Tickets Directly from the Venue

“Phantom of the Opera” plays at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, located on 245 West 52nd Street. If you want to purchase tickets directly from the theatre (map), don’t forget to use the latest discount code for the show: PHBBOX512. The code will help you benefit from substantial ticket discounts, ranging between 30% and 40% off the initial price. If you don’t use the code you will pay full price for your tickets!

PRos

Buying from the venue is usually best budget-wise

Pay 30–40% less with the latest discount code

cons

Have to make the trip to the box office

Waiting time in line can vary

Another option is the TKTS discounted ticket booth in Times Square (map). There you can purchase cheaper tickets without a special discounted code. Also, the TKTS sells tickets for multiple Broadway shows, which might be a big convenience if you want to book seats for more than one musical. Yet, you’ll have to stock up with patience as queues are long on busy days.

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What to avoid when buying tickets? (Why and when should you be careful)

The US market for event tickets and Broadway tickets in particular is very decentralized. There are many online and offline vendors (various websites, ticket brokers, event promoters) which will claim to sell the best tickets for Phantom of the Opera. In this section you will learn why and how the market is structured, what to avoid when shopping for tickets and what the best practices are.

Buying tickets online

When buying tickets online you should keep in mind that there are many websites selling real tickets and they all vary in their ticket offers, ticket prices and service fees. The same set of tickets can be listed on multiple sites at the same time. But don’t just go for the website which spends the most amount on advertising. Often vendors will try to make up for their ad spending with inflated ticket prices and high service fees.

Primary and secondary vendors

There are roughly two types of online ticket vendors out there - primary and secondary. Primary vendors are those that are selling tickets to the public for the first time. These include the venue’s box office (if you are buying in person) and websites that work directly with the box office and the event’s producers. Prices in the primary market rarely fluctuate and often this is the recommended place to purchase tickets for {{event_name}}

The secondary vendors (sometimes called the “Secondary Market”) largely consist of websites reselling tickets which were purchased from the primary market. Ticket offers on these sites come from people who can’t make it to the event on time and want to resell their tickets and ticket brokers who often buy in bulk ahead of time and try to resell their tickets at a profit.

The secondary market is where things get interesting because you can get great deals there (lower than the primary market) but, since sellers are naturally looking to make a profit there, you can also overpay significantly compared to other places. For example, in the two screenshots below you can see the difference between the prices on the primary market and the secondary market for the same performance. In the primary market the price in the Orchestra side section can be as low as $89 per ticket, while in the secondary market this price goes up to $148. This is more than 66% difference!

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Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time

Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time Use the discount code directly at the August Wilson Theatre. Thus, you’ll get the same price as at the TKTS but with less waiting time

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To make things more complicated, many of the secondary market websites (Stubhub, Vividseats etc.) often spend a lot on advertising and are well optimized, so in the majority of cases, they are among the first results which come up in a Google search about event tickets.

Why would you ever want to buy from the secondary market? Well…. To start with - it may be your only option. If the primary market is sold out, the only place you can find tickets is the secondary market. If this is the case, then you would probably pay considerably more than what the seller bought them for … but at least you will find tickets for the show. The second reason why you might want to check the secondary market is last minute deals. If the particular date and time is not selling well, resellers are strongly motivated to lower their prices below face value and get any amount for their tickets that are about to expire. This can be a gamble but sometimes it is worth exploring. {{Advice for the specific show, maybe backed up by some data/graphs}}

This is why you should always check our overall price coverage since we monitor all websites and outlets that sell tickets (Edit this but something along those lines)

Classified websites

Buying from classified websites (like craigslist) or internet forums is never a good idea! It is way too easy for someone to photoshop and make something look like a real ticket. Make sure when buying online, that you are buying from a verified vendor.

Street vendors

What about scalpers and people saying tickets outside of the venue? Well, as you might guess, this is also risky and not recommended. Fake tickets exist and are often sold that way. However, it is true that you might also find a great deal this way. It is much more difficult to falsify a paper ticket than an e-ticket, so make sure the tickets look legitimate and always check if the date printed on the ticket is correct. Scalpers can be all kinds of people - brokers who are trying to get rid of their inventory, people who can’t make it to the show etc. But If you decide to go this way - be extra careful.

Refunds

What about refunds? Refunds are generally impossible to get. Please keep this in mind. If you don’t make it to the show this ticket is considered used. Once you purchase your tickets, the only way to recoup your money if you cannot make it to the event is to resell your tickets on the secondary market. In rare cases, some venues will allow you to past-date your tickets. This means that they will offer you another date where you could use your ticket. The date and seat is up to the venue/promoter and there is no guarantee that you will be able to make this particular date. If you need help with past-dating please email us at pastdate@hackertickets.com

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Schedule of the Phantom of the Opera

The schedule for Phantom of the Opera is very typical for most Broadway performances. There is an evening performance every day except Monday and Sunday. Sunday has only a matinee which usually starts at 2:30pm. In addition to the evening performances on Wednesdays and Saturday there is also a matinee in each of those days starting 2pm. The weekly schedule may vary on occasion so please double-check the week you are interested in.

MON no show
TUE 12 pm
WED 3 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm
THU no show
FRI 6 pm
SAT 10 am, 11 pm
SUN 10 am
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What are people saying in online reviews about the Phantom

We continuously collect reviews from the Hacker Tickets community, but we also monitor other review sites like TripAdvisor, Google Reviews etc.

We tried to summarize the opinion of the internet about this event:

POSITIVE

“Phantom of the Opera” has received high praise from critics and pundits. The play has received numerous- ous awards all over the world including four Laurence Olivier Award for the West End production, seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Lighting Design. Add to this the five Outer Critics Circle Award, and seven Drama Desk Awards.

Roma Torre, NY1 more >

"Phantom still delivers the goods! Judging by sheer invention, emotional punch and onstage talent, the venerable blockbuster still beats out almost all of the shippersnappers currently on Broadway. Maria Bjornson's flamboyant gothic design and Harold Prince's fantastical staging still have the gleam of finely polished professionalism."

Jason Zinoman,The New York Times more >

negative

To look on the bright side first, The Phantom of the Opera is a terrific technical achievement. If you want scenery and costumes, sight gags and sight thrills, they're all there—$8.5 million worth of them—on the aptly named Majestic stage. And who doesn't want to see candles sprout all around an underground lake (even if it does not make technological sense) and a giant chandelier almost crash into the audience below (even if it looks more like a giant balloon changing courses in midair)? It is good, mindless fun, and costs less than a trip to Disney World... The only areas in which The Phantom of the Opera is deficient are book, music, and lyrics.

John Simon more >

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General Information about Phantom of the Opera and Plot Summary

The Phantom of the Opera plays at the Majestic Theater located on 247 West 44th Street (44th street between Broadway and 8th Avenue).

For over 25 years, The Phantom of the Opera has been THE Broadway musical all others are measured against. The timeless story, the unforgettable score, the stunning spectacle - all magically combine to bring this unforgettable tragic love story to life each night. And now - whether it's your first time or tenth time – it is the best time to see Phantom.

DETAILED PLOT SUMMARY

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DETAILED PLOT SUMMARY

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