Hamilton is the musical everyone's talking about! One of the best Broadway musicals on the bill that you can see during your trip to New York.
Winner of 11 Tony Awards, the musical Hamilton was nominated for a whopping 16 awards, which is more than any other Broadway production has ever achieved.
If you'd like to see the breakout show of the last decade, this post tells you how to get your tickets, how much they cost and more.
How to get tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway?
The musical Hamilton has become a real phenomenon in recent times. For this reason, I recommend you to buy tickets for Broadway online on websites like Hellotickets because in the billboard there are shows with a lot of demand like this one and the theaters are crowded.
If you want to get good tickets to see Hamilton on Broadway, from experience I advise you to buy them online as early as possible. Doing so will give you several advantages:
- You will be assured of the best seats on the date you choose and at a better price than at the box office.
- By booking online, you will be able to choose the seat of your choice at the theater.
- You won't have to rush to the theater to stand in long lines at the box office and try to get tickets when you can use that valuable time to take a Hamilton character tour of New York.
When to buy tickets online for the musical Hamilton on Broadway
Did you know that the American ticket market is dynamic? This means that prices go up as the date of the musical approaches and supply decreases (for example, as do flights) so if you wait to buy them on the day of the show or a few days before you run the risk of tickets selling out or having very few tickets available, at exorbitant prices and in sectors with less spectacular visibility.
How much do tickets for Hamilton on Broadway cost?
Ticket prices to see the musical Hamilton are among the most expensive on Broadway, the average cost is around $300 approximately.
Keep in mind that on weekends and certain times of the year such as summer in New York or Christmas in New York, prices can go up because it is high season and many people take advantage of their vacations to visit the Big Apple.
Where is the best area to see the musical Hamilton?
The theater where Hamilton is performed, the Richard Rodgers Theatre, is one of the largest on Broadway so, in general, any place is good to enjoy the show.
Normally, the most expensive tickets are in the center of the theater in the Orchestra area (from this area you will see the whole show perfectly) while the Front Mezzanine (with views closer to the stage) and Rear Mezzanine (with views farther away from the stage) are the second and third rings respectively. Try to find the tickets that best suit your budget and expectations.
What to expect from the musical Hamilton?
Surely you know the names of George Washington or Thomas Jefferson (politicians of great importance in the history of the United States) but perhaps the name of Alexander Hamilton (another of the founding fathers of the country) sounds a little less familiar to you.
This musical tells the story of Hamilton, an orphan from the Caribbean who after a series of circumstances ends up coming to the United States and becoming a very important figure in both the War of Independence and the first government of the country.
Really, what catches you in this musical is that the story is told in an innovative way and with a very original perspective that surprises the viewer: to rap rhythm, with little dialogue and through a risky and interactive staging in which abound some amazing lighting and sound effects. It is the biggest Broadway hit of the last decade.
What level of English do I need to see Hamilton on Broadway?
Hamilton is one of the few Broadway musicals for which you will need to have a good base of English because the cast sings quite fast and uses many puns, so if you do not have some fluency with the language, sometimes it can be easy to get lost.
However, on the Internet you can find the full soundtrack and the lyrics of the songs so if you do not master the English language, I advise you to take a look before attending the show so you can familiarize yourself with it and you can better catch the spirit of the play.
What are the performance times for Hamilton on Broadway?
Generally, the performance times for the musical Hamilton in New York are as follows:
- Monday: Closed.
- Tuesday: 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Thursday: 7 p.m.
- Friday: 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Sunday: 3 p.m.
However, the schedule of the performances could change if they coincide with a holiday such as Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve or New Year's Eve, among other examples.
That is why when buying your tickets for the musical Hamilton, I recommend that you first take a look at the performance schedule to check the performances that will be on the date you want to go.
How long is the musical Hamilton?
This play has a duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes with an intermission.
What theater is Hamilton the musical Hamilton playing at on Broadway and what is the address?
The musical Hamilton is performed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, located at 226 W 46th St, a short walk from Times Square.
You can take the subway (N, Q, R or W lines down 49th Street station) or the bus (M20 and M104 lines, which stop between 8th Avenue and West 46th Street).
Isabel's Traveler Tip
Be sure to go to the theater at least 30 minutes in advance because if you arrive late and the show has already started, you may not be allowed to enter the theater.
Is it advisable to see Hamilton on Broadway with children?
The musical Hamilton is intended for an adult audience because there is some "strong language" in the dialogue.
However, the theater allows access to children 4 years and older who have their own ticket, although it is more recommended for children 10 years and older who have a good level of English.
What is the dress code for this Broadway musical?
There is no specific dress code for attending a Broadway musical. It is customary to wear comfortable and appropriate clothing. Kind of like smart-casual etiquette since no one usually overdresses as if it were the opera.
Should I have dinner before or after the show?
This depends on the session you are going to and the sightseeing schedule you have prepared for the day of the performance. In any case, I recommend you to have a snack before going in as Hamilton is a long performance and it is not as enjoyable if your stomach is rumbling.
In the surroundings you will find plenty of options to eat something to eat since the theater is located near Times Square, a very central area of New York. Everything is always open there and it will be easy for you to find a place to kill your appetite. For example:
Learn about Hamilton's character on a guided tour
If after seeing the Hamilton musical on Broadway, you're left wanting to learn more about this curious character, you can take a guided walking tour of the city. In New York there are many emblematic places related to the history and life of Alexander Hamilton.
With the help of an expert guide, you can learn in depth about his role as one of the founders of the United States and the places that had the honor of his presence.
Other similar musicals that may interest you
Broadway is the mecca of New York theater! And once you experience its magic, you always want to come back.
If after seeing Hamilton you feel like spending another day at the theater, I recommend you take a look at other Broadway musicals that are currently playing and are a hit such as: