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Is Hamilton cancellation line still insane?

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I still havent seen Hamilton and refused to deal with the insanity initially. Now that all the original leads are gone and its been going for a while has the box office chilled out? Can you just walk up and ask about cancellations or is there still a ridiculous line?

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Bettyboy72 said: "I still havent seen Hamilton and refused to deal with the insanity initially. Now that all the original leads are gone and its been going for a while has the box office chilled out? Can you just walk up and ask about cancellations or is there still a ridiculous line?"

Define "insane" and "ridiculous".

 

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I admit I haven't done it myself, but I keep hearing stories about people just walking up to the box office at random times of day and getting cancellations. And even on a busy day, it is certainly not going to be a 4 day wait like it was at the height of its popularity. 

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I walked by a few times on Sat and Sun and don't recall seeing anyone there waiting.
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I walk by there all the time and there ere are some days where I see maybe 20 people in line but then other days, I see at most, 10.
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To answer your question - yes, you can.  I did it today.  Walked into the box office around 11:45 and bought 2 orchestra seats, row L, for tomorrow night at face value of $229 each.

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I walk by there a lot and it is nothing like it was in the beginning. I remember seeing people waiting on the steps a month or so ago but most times I pass there is nobody waiting outside. I usually walk past very early to mid morning when i do.
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I recently checked out tour stops to view ticket prices.  Hamilton is coming to Orlando and if I could get a non subscriber ticket, I wanted to see what the prices in other cities were.  I couldn't believe the prices.  Some locations the prices were $400-$500, non resell price.  A couple of others were a little better with $175 being the nosebleed sections.  The remaining sections in the $300 range.  Have the ticket prices in NYC dropped any, or are they still sky high also?

Updated On: 2/27/18 at 06:18 PM
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Chicago hamilton prices have definitely gone down.
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Is Hamilton cancellation line still insane?#10
Posted: 2/28/18 at 11:37am

Are the Bway premiums still at $898 or whatever they were at the height? I can't imagine anyone still paying that.

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rjm516 said: "Are the Bway premiums still at $898 or whatever they were at the height? I can't imagine anyone still paying that."

 

Well prepare to have your imagination expanded...

https://www.broadwayworld.com/grosses/HAMILTON

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I went to the ticket office this Monday (3/5) and asked whether there is any ticket on Wednesday (3/7). He told me that there were orchestra seat avaliable both 2pm and 8 pm. I took the 2pm one cause the seat is better (110 F -> center 6 rows from the stage) than 8 pm (center 12 rows from the stage). The ticket price is still 229 though.

Updated On: 3/9/18 at 12:04 AM
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MISH2 said: "To answer your question - yes, you can. I did it today. Walked into the box office around 11:45 and bought 2 orchestra seats, row L, for tomorrow night at face value of $229 each."

OH!  So great to heat that this happened to you!  Miss the insanity of the old thread.  We were all on it!  Hope all has been well!

 

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MyFavoriteBrunette said: "

OH! So great to heat that this happened to you! Miss the insanity of the old thread. We were all on it! Hope all has been well!

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I remember that thread too. I was a long time lurker on it thinking perhaps one day I would give it a go, but I was eventually able to get a ticket through a conventional release when the first replacements just started. Maybe I can try cancellation now and see it again...

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On Wednesday, there were about 30 people in line in the snow for the evening performance.  I went to pick-up my tickets and the ticket guy told me that bad weather days make for crazy lines and that there are not that many more cancellations on a regular day.

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Hi guys,

Forgive me if this is a dumb question... what is the deal with cancelled tickets actually? People who have tickets ring up and say they’re not going anymore??? And how is it the case that you can just go up and ask if there are tickets for a few days time and get good ones - they’re cancelled tickets too?
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Claire8 said: "Hi guys,

Forgive me if this is a dumb question... what is the deal with cancelled tickets actually? People who have tickets ring up and say they’re not going anymore??? And how is it the case that you can just go up and ask if there are tickets for a few days time and get good ones - they’re cancelled tickets too?
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A decent chunk of the cancelled tickets I believe are unclaimed lottery tickets(and when I say chunk, I just mean in the grand scheme of things. There could be 10 unclaimed lotto tickets or none), as I believe that Hamilton doesn't re release them to others at the low price. They just put them back on sale. 

 

I'm actually not sure about Hamilton's cancellation policy, so I can't speak on Hamilton itself. But some other shows offer refunds up until a certain point, so if someone gets ad refund, the ticket is then put back on sale. 

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The easy answer is the cancellation line is not AS crazy as in the past. I’ve seen Hamilton twice, both times using the cancellation line. Most recently (2-14-18) I was walking past and the cop that controls that block herd us talking about the show. He said “tonight’s the night...short line.” Forty Five minutes later, just before the curtain, we were ushered to our seats (Center orchestra, Row F, on the aisle). The cost $219 each.

Cancellation line tix are 1) unclaimed lottery tickets, 2) “House seats” (seats reserved for visiting VIPs), and 3, standing room that are not used by cast members. 

I’ve walked by the theater a number of times this year and the line never seemed long. All that said, I think one needs to use a lot of common sense...during Christmas week...Hamilton tickets will be hard to find. A quiet Tuesday night in winter.... worth a shot.

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Poconopanther said: "The easy answer is the cancellation line is not AS crazy as in the past. I’ve seen Hamilton twice, both times using the cancellation line. Most recently (2-14-18) I was walking past and the cop that controls that block herd us talking about the show. He said “tonight’s the night...short line.” Forty Five minutes later, just before the curtain, we were ushered to our seats (Center orchestra, Row F, on the aisle). The cost $219 each.

Cancellation line tix are 1) unclaimed lottery tickets, 2) “House seats” (seats reserved for visiting VIPs), and 3, standing room that are not used by cast members.

I’ve walked by the theater a number of times this year and the line never seemed long. All that said, I think one needs to use a lot of common sense...during Christmas week...Hamilton tickets will be hard to find. A quiet Tuesday night in winter.... worth a shot.
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Thanks! I’ll be there 20th March to 3rd April. I’m from Australia so no idea when busy periods are in NYC. From the sounds of it it might be a good idea to turn up at 4pm to see if they have unclaimed lottery tickets for the next day’s performance? On a weekday probably. Is the box office open on mondays? 

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Is Hamilton cancellation line still insane?#20
Posted: 12/6/18 at 11:04pm
I’m pretty sure the box office is open every day, including non-performance days. But I’m not sure if you can get cancellation seats the day before before a performance. If I’m wrong, someone correct me.
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Here I Am said: " I’m pretty sure the box office is open every day, including non-performance days. But I’m not sure if you can get cancellation seats the day before before a performance. If I’m wrong, someone correct me. "

I’ve seen various people on here saying they went the day before or a few days before a performance and were able to get decent orchestra seats at $229. 

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Is Hamilton cancellation line still insane?#22
Posted: 9/22/19 at 10:49am
Thinking of trying this over the Holidays. Can you get tickets early? What time does box office open on a day with matinee?
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I'd go to the box office the day before the matinee and see if they have any non-premium tickets available. 

As for the time the box office opens, I believe it opens at 10am everyday except Sundays (they open at 12pm). 

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Wick3 said: "I'd go to the box office the day before the matinee and see if they have any non-premium tickets available.

As for the time the box office opens, I believe it opens at 10am everyday except Sundays (they open at 12pm).
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Will do!  Thanks. 

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