Violet/Cabaret half hour curtain tickets?

joey23
Swing
joined:6/10/14
Violet and Cabaret both list that they have a few tickets available to students a half hour before curtain for a reduced price.. has anyone done this/can anyone confirm this? With HipTix selling out rush this is pretty much the only way to get tickets to these. Thanks
Hairspray0901
Stand-by
joined:12/29/08
I did this for Violet for the May 14th matinee. I got front row center for $72. The girl behind me on line also got front row center.

Updated On: 6/10/14 at 04:16 PM
Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Is there a certain age to buy or is it just like Student Rush?
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
I hate that stupid "under 30" rule. It's infuriating.

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Updated On: 6/10/14 at 04:41 PM
Alessio2
Understudy
joined:11/15/13
"I hate that stupid "under 30" rule. It's infuriating "

It is right down discriminatory actually
Hairspray0901
Stand-by
joined:12/29/08
they asked to see my student ID so age is not a factor, but, being a student definitely is.
Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Do both of the people buying have to be students? Or can one student buy two?
Hairspray0901
Stand-by
joined:12/29/08
one per student ID i believe
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
They figure their audience over 30 should already be in a place in life where they are already theater lovers and able to afford their tickets. I actually heard someone say this in one of the theater wing shows.
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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
Considering most local audiences over 30 can barely afford to live in NYC, that's out of touch.


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broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
While I agree it's a bad assumption and often far from the truth, I don't really have a problem with student rush/youth tickets, even though I'm now no longer a student. Students tend to only be able to work part time at best and often have to take those dreaded still not sure how they're legal, unpaid summer internships. It's nice to allow young people to get in the theatre and hopefully create or continue to inspire lifelong theatregoers. As a non-student, I've still found ways like partial view, general rush, standing room, lotteries, TDF, papering services and the like to see just about any show I was dedicated to seeing for a pretty low price, even the biggest hits. (I think Raisin in the Sun this season is the only exception where I genuinely was never able to get a somewhat affordable ticket.)
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givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
The non-profits might be receiving grant money for subsidized tickets from foundations/individuals with an interest specifically in engaging students and young adults in theater and the arts.
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Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Students tend to only be able to work part time at best and often have to take those dreaded still not sure how they're legal, unpaid summer internships.

There is a HUGE amount of over-thirty students working full time and attending continuing education with costly student loans. If I owe the government $30k in student loans, attend a university, and have a transcript, I'm a student no matter my age.

As a non-student, I've still found ways like partial view, general rush, standing room, lotteries, TDF, papering services and the like to see just about any show I was dedicated to seeing for a pretty low price, even the biggest hits.

Many of those options simply are not feasible if you're not from NY and have limited time in the city and few opportunities to return.


In 2012, nearly 2/3 of student loans were to students over 30
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Updated On: 6/11/14 at 11:55 AM

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