Page: 1


Is there any trick to getting AudienceRewards tickets?

TenuousBond
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/17
Chorus Member
joined:
1/5/17

I feel like I always miss out on the good tickets.  I tried hard to get Kinky Boots with Brendon Urie, but I always missed out.  I just saw that Spongebob Tickets are up on there, but they're also gone.  

Are tickets released at a certain time?  Should I just constantly check? 

steven22 Profile Photosteven22 Profile Photo
steven22
Broadway Legend
joined:5/19/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
5/19/06

I've gotten into the habit of checking almost every day and usually that works out when something is added. I have noticed that one or two months are added at a time. 

nealb1 Profile Photonealb1 Profile Photo
nealb1
Broadway Legend
joined:8/1/05
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/1/05

Yes, I would just keep checking.  Specials come and go very quickly and tickets will go fast.  That's been my experience.  

Miles2Go2 Profile PhotoMiles2Go2 Profile Photo
Miles2Go2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/10/17
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/10/17

I am so glad you started this thread. I've been wanting to ask about Audience Rewards. I usually just get my tickets at TKTS or the box office when I'm in New York City on vacation, but this time since most of my shows were in high demand I bought all my shows ahead of time for my November trip. Consequently I now have some pending Audience Rewards points. I looked on their site and couldn't  really determine exactly how points are awarded or used. Can someone tell me if someone spent around $1000 on tickets, how many points would they expect to be awarded. And how exactly are points used to buy tickets? And what is the typical amount of points it costs to buy a ticket? Do they expire? Thanks. 

TenuousBond
Chorus Member
joined:1/5/17
Chorus Member
joined:
1/5/17

Miles2Go2 said: "I am so glad you started this thread. I've been wanting to ask about Audience Rewards. I usually just get my tickets at TKTS or the box office when I'm in New York City on vacation, but this time since most of my shows were in high demand I bought all my shows ahead of time for my November trip. Consequently I now have some pending Audience Rewards points. I looked on their site and couldn't  really determine exactly how points are awarded or used. Can someone tell me if someone spent around $1000 on tickets, how many points would they expect to be awarded. And how exactly are points used to buy tickets? And what is the typical amount of points it costs to buy a ticket? Do they expire? Thanks. 

 

The point value is kind of confusing.  I think it's generally 2 points for every dollar, but some shows give more for certain performances as a promotion.  They are added to your account once you see the show.  Hard to say how much 1000 dollars in tickets is worth in points.  On the website you'll see how much a certain show will cost.  The cheapest option usually requires some money as well.  Most shows only offer tickets for Tuesday-Thursday.  They don't expire.  Some shows are super expensive (5000 for one ticket), and some are cheap (500-1500 for one ticket).

 

 

Miles2Go2 Profile PhotoMiles2Go2 Profile Photo
Miles2Go2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/10/17
Broadway Legend
joined:
8/10/17

TenuousBond said: "Miles2Go2 said: "I am so glad you started this thread. I've been wanting to ask about Audience Rewards. I usually just get my tickets at TKTS or the box office when I'm in New York City on vacation, but this time since most of my shows were in high demand I bought all my shows ahead of time for my November trip. Consequently I now have some pending Audience Rewards points. I looked on their site and couldn't  really determine exactly how points are awarded or used. Can someone tell me if someone spent around $1000 on tickets, how many points would they expect to be awarded. And how exactly are points used to buy tickets? And what is the typical amount of points it costs to buy a ticket? Do they expire? Thanks. 

 

The point value is kind of confusing.  I think it's generally 2 points for every dollar, but some shows give more for certain performances as a promotion.  They are added to your account once you see the show.  Hard to say how much 1000 dollars in tickets is worth in points.  On the website you'll see how much a certain show will cost.  The cheapest option usually requires some money as well.  Most shows only offer tickets for Tuesday-Thursday.  They don't expire.  Some shows are super expensive (5000 for one ticket), and some are cheap (500-1500 for one ticket)."

 

 


This is great info. Thanks! My dance (show) card is full this trip, but I'll definitely try to use it next trip. Can these points also be used for touring productions? 

 

h6p8gv
Stand-by
joined:7/31/03
Stand-by
joined:
7/31/03

At some theaters yes they can.

veronicamae Profile Photoveronicamae Profile Photo
veronicamae
Broadway Star
joined:7/13/09
Broadway Star
joined:
7/13/09

I never realized all my ticket purchases were conglomerating points on AR for me.

Surprise surprise, I have nearly 4,000 points. Huzzah!

bwayandstuff
Stand-by
joined:5/5/16
Stand-by
joined:
5/5/16

I always thought Audience Rewards was a bit of a hoax. Before I lived in the city I bought all of my tickets online. I, too, had no idea I had been accruing enough points. I checked one day this past November and had enough points to get a free ticket to Dear Evan Hansen in early December. I've also gotten a free ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (didn't want to pay any money to see that) and a $30 orchestra seat for The Play that Goes Wrong. 

Jshan05 Profile PhotoJshan05 Profile Photo
Jshan05
Broadway Star
joined:10/2/14
Broadway Star
joined:
10/2/14

How are the seats normally for AR tickets? Obviously the more points the better seat, but just curious to see what people's experiences have been.

jpiedrafite
Chorus Member
joined:12/5/12
Chorus Member
joined:
12/5/12

I've had really good luck. Usually go with the 5,000 points and $60 cash option. Recently: 2nd row center dress circle for Prince of Broadway, center orchestra for Come From Away, center front mezzanine for The Present, and just picked up tickets for The Band's Visit - orchestra row K on the aisle. I've had better luck calling, they can usually give you a few options.

Jshan05 Profile PhotoJshan05 Profile Photo
Jshan05
Broadway Star
joined:10/2/14
Broadway Star
joined:
10/2/14

That is good to know-thanks! I honestly forgot I had an account as my member number was automatically populated in Telecharge and just realized I have 7,500 points. LOL

thedrybandit
Featured Actor
joined:12/10/18
Featured Actor
joined:
12/10/18

My seats have always been good, usually mid-rear orchestra. For Waitress, we managed to grab two seats to see Sara Bareilles and were house right, but on the center aisle, and about 10 rows back. Just across the aisle might have been considered premium seating territory.

Peter and The Starcatcher (At new world) I went through AR twice and we were center orchestra both times, also about ten rows back.

Jshan05 Profile PhotoJshan05 Profile Photo
Jshan05
Broadway Star
joined:10/2/14
Broadway Star
joined:
10/2/14

Those are awesome seats! I was a little nervous because I looked on their website and most shows were sold out. But it sounds like calling them will give me better luck? 

LxGstv
Broadway Star
joined:11/22/16
Broadway Star
joined:
11/22/16

I usually do the 1,000 to 2,000 points + $40 to $50 deals online, they do tend to sell out fast, but they have been pretty good seats, usually orchestra left or right, but right by the aisle or no more than 4 seats in... For Oh, Hello I got second row, which was pretty sweet!

@z5
Broadway Legend
joined:11/30/15
Broadway Legend
joined:
11/30/15

Got for Farinei and the King ORCH row K aisle

LimelightMike Profile PhotoLimelightMike Profile Photo
LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/21/06

I've only used this once, a couple years back, to get a front row mezz seat to see DEH. Is it possible to call AR and secure a premium-priced ticket in the orchestra section using X about AR points? I am hoping to cross-reference with the interactive seating chart while on the phone with a rep. Any insight appreciated! THANK YOU! :)

BroadwayNYC2 Profile PhotoBroadwayNYC2 Profile Photo
BroadwayNYC2
Broadway Legend
joined:6/16/13
Broadway Legend
joined:
6/16/13

I believe they just have a block of tickets, so there isn't much choice of seats. 

haterobics Profile Photohaterobics Profile Photo
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Broadway Legend
joined:
3/29/14

BroadwayNYC2 said: "I believe they just have a block of tickets, so there isn't much choice of seats."

Perhaps for the cheaper deals. But if you go for higher point deals, where you can call in, you can often pick the seat you want.





Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement