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Phantom of the Opera on Broadway – А Must Read Guide

Everything you need to know about finding tickets for the oldest Broadway Show - The Phantom of the Opera!

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What is inside this ticket guide?

We boiled down all the information you will need if you want to visit the Phantom of the Opera musical in New York City. In the end, you will know a lot more about how much you should pay for tickets, when is the best time to visit, where is the theatre, general information about the event and more! 

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Verified websites selling Phantom of the Opera tickets

In this section, you can find a list of verified websites and the starting ticket prices for the upcoming performances for the Phantom of the Opera. 

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As you can see there can be a big price difference between the various online ticket platforms. Why is this the case?

 

There are many reasons for this price variability. For example, some platforms will only offer resale tickets (e.g. StubHub, SeatGeek etc.). Other platforms will only offer box office tickets (e.g. Telecharge). And there are platforms that combine seats from both markets in one place (e.g. BroadwayPass).

 

But another main reason for this price variability for Phantom of the Opera tickets is that simply websites can get away with charging more than they should. People don't want to spend hours researching ticket prices and the websites to buy from. So if your website is one of the top search results you can afford to charge a premium.  

 

The list of websites we compiled here contains what in our opinion are the best places to purchase tickets for the show. They all sell verified tickets, have good customer service, and a hassle-free online checkout. 

 

 

 

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Typical ticket price range

The Majestic Theatre is divided into three sections: Orchestra, Front Mezzanine, and Rear Mezzanine. Ticket prices for Orchestra seats typically range between $59 and $149 at the box office. The premium seats in the Orchestra can go up to $199. 

 

Seats in the Front Mezzanine are usually sold below $150 and if you want to sit towards the back of the Front Mezzanine you can find seats for $85.

 

The cheapest seats in the venue are in the Rear Mezzanine. They are slightly above the Front Mezzanine but further back in the theatre. Ticket prices in this section typically start as low as $49 and can go up to $79. 

Phantom of the Opera Seating Chart Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theatre - Seating Chart

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Discounted Tickets and Discount Codes

“Phantom of the Opera” plays at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway, located on 247 West 44th Street (44th street between Broadway and 8th Avenue). The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theater opened in 1927. Designed by Herbert J. Krapp in a Spanish style and was built for real-estate developer Irwin S. Chanin. It has 1,681 seats across two levels. Both the exterior and interior of the theater are New York City landmarks. CLICK HERE TO NAVIGATE.

PRos

Buying from the venue is usually best budget-wise

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 Phantom of the Opera

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. 

hACKtIP

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

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Secondary Market

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. 

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 [email protected]

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Schedule of the Phantom of the Opera

Here's the schedule for Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. There's a show every day, except Tuesday, with matinees on Monday, Friday, and Sunday, and evening shows on Wedndsay, Thursday, and Saturday. 

MON 3 pm
TUE 8 pm
THU 7 pm
FRI 1 pm
SAT 7 pm
SUN 1 pm
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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.

Plot Summary

Set in late 19th and early 20th Century Paris, the show tells the story of Christine Daaé – a young opera singer. She is the secret love of a macabre figure, living in a cave under the opera. The Phantom gives her career the push to the top, but at the cost of several lives. This is what makes The Phantom the best villain on stage – he just walks through corpses and fire in order to achieve his goals. His moral compass is so badly damaged that he takes this as something completely normal. He’ll win Christine’s heart…or tear it out.
Meanwhile, she falls in love with Raoul de Chagny. She shares the secret of her dangerous lover with him, and he vows to protect her. Raoul and The Phantom clash on several occasions – at the grave of Christine’s father, where she seeks answers and guidance. There, The Phantom appears as the Angel of Music, but Raoul arrives in time to save her. The Phantom manages to escape with Christine from Raoul’s ambush at the premiere of Don Juan Triumphant. The Phantom drags her to his underground lair, where he and Raoul confront for the last time. The young nobleman doesn’t stand a chance against The Phantom. He is caught in the Punjab lasso. On his knees, Raoul is saved by Christine. She just shows some compassion for the heavily mutilated outcast, who has lived his long life in total social isolation and never had some to love and to love him. He lets the young couple go, returns to his cave, and proceeds to disappear forever.