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Hamilton SRO Questions

caleboo2
Swing
joined:6/28/17
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Hamilton SRO Questions

#1
Posted: 7/9/17 at 2:33pm

I have a window between August 13 and August 20 in which a friend and I can wait in line to see the show. So I have a series of questions:

Does someone REALLY know at what time I should plan to get in line for a secure spot? (For both Matinee days and regular evening shows) 

Are SRO tickets always available? Or do the more expensive Cancellation tickets have to be bought first?

Is it Cash only?

Is the Wednesday Matinee lottery still in person only?

Is there a day that is less busy than the others?

IS IT WORTH IT???

 

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stephimarie
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#2
Posted: 7/9/17 at 3:37pm

Okay so I've done cancellation a lot and I haven't gone in awhile but according to the Playbill list of rush/lotto/sro info as of June 23 the first person in line was 5am. But that's for all cancellation tickets so you'd probably be good getting there later than that for sro.

It is not cash only, you can use a credit/debit card

The sro tickets are not always available and there is no way of knowing when you arrive if they will have them or not. They sell the full price cancellation tickets first and then sro but if you're waiting specifically for that you can pass on the seats if they're offered to you when they're released and they'll just give them to the next person and you can keep waiting for sro.

There is no longer an in person lottery, it's all online now

I think it's worth it, I did sro once last summer and the view is great, you just can't see the top level of the stage. But it's not a super big deal you don't really miss any important moments or plot points.

 

chuckydisc
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joined:7/28/13
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Hamilton SRO Questions

#3
Posted: 7/9/17 at 5:27pm

stephimarie said: "as of June 23 the first person in line was 5am. But that's for all cancellation tickets so you'd probably be good getting there later than that for sro."

Though, as mentioned, there are very much fewer less-expensive SRO's than the more-expensive seats, with sometimes even zero offered, and often people at or near the front of the line are like-you SRO-only people so you might not necessarily want to chance being further back.  You will, however, have to wait until near, or sometimes AFTER, curtain to even find out if any SRO tickets will be made available to you even if you're the very first person in line.

 

theater245
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Hamilton SRO Questions

#4
Posted: 2/24/20 at 4:48pm

Does Hamilton still offer SRO or is it now just lotto and cancellation line?

Islander_fan
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#5
Posted: 2/24/20 at 6:56pm
I ushered there for six months. Every time I was there standing room was reserved for VIPs (friends of cast members, theatre staff etc.) I never saw it sold it to the general public. Could they have potentially sold to the general public If they didn’t fill it with those with inside access? Perhaps, but would be/sill is an anomaly..
theater245
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#6
Posted: 2/24/20 at 7:30pm

Islander_fan said: "I ushered there for six months. Every time I was there standing room was reserved for VIPs (friends of cast members, theatre staff etc.) I never saw it sold it to the general public. Could they have potentially sold to the general public If they didn’t fill it with those with inside access? Perhaps, but would be/sill is an anomaly.."

Thank you so much for answering my question! You saved me a lot of time and deliberation. Now I know trying for cheap SRO tickets is not an option.

SGarrett2
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#7
Posted: 2/24/20 at 7:40pm

I was just in the cancellation line on Saturday night 2/22. I got in line around 7:30pm with 12 people in front of me and received the last ticket they sold which ended up being standing room for $40. I'm not sure how many people in front of me were also offered standing room because they weren't next to me. This was my first time ever trying the cancellation line so I'm not sure how easy it is other times to get standing room.

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socjoc1107
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#8
Posted: 2/24/20 at 11:39pm

This is a hard one to answer, but going off SGarrett2: I arrived that the theatre 10 minutes before curtain on a Wednesday matinee during the winter for a SRO ticket and was offered one for $40. I admit, I believe this availability was due to the cold season and the fact that it was a Wednesday matinee. August may be tough because school is not in session, nice weather, etc., but it might be worth a shot!