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  • Shakespeare in the Park tix 07/18/2018  2:18pm

    So what’s the most effective way to get tickets to twelfth night? What time do I need to get in line, or is it better to go down to the public itself?

    WhatIdidforaPaycheck

    2 words: DIGITAL. LOTTERY.

    Rain On my Parade 07/18/2018  3:07pm

    Word is that the line in the actual park in always shorter, but the digital lottery has always worked for me wishing a week of trying!

    Snarky 07/18/2018  4:04pm

    They also do tickets on one day in each borough. So if you live close to where they are passing them out in your borough try that. I got mine in the Bronx and only had to wait for two hours. Also standby line closer to curtain in the park is an option.

    sngrgirl1 07/19/2018  12:03pm

    Okay, insider info here:

    1. Digital lottery (as mentioned above) through the TodayTix app. Especially in the first 2 weeks of the run, your odds are pretty good. (Just don't forget to pick up your tickets before 7:30 or they WILL be given away)
    2. Line in the morning. People get there crazy early. I usually don't recommend that to people.
    3. Borough distribution is a great option! Take a look at the schedule on the Public Theater website. People tend to forget about this option.
    4. Downtown lottery at the Public - another good option as less people do it, and A/C is a plus! But again, earlier in the run, the better your chances.
    5. Standby line in the evening. Standby really varies from night to night - people tend to arrive around 5-5:30, and tickets are distributed to standby from 7:30-start of the show (and sometimes even a little after curtain).

    On nights where the weather might not be as great your chances are better through all methods - obviously not ideal, but if you want the tickets and are willing to brave/risk weather this is a good time to try. Like I mentioned before, earlier in the run, the better your chances, especially before it officially opens and reviews come out. Additionally, weeknights are generally better odds as well. Of course, sometimes it's just kind of unpredictable but these are a general rule of thumb.

    Okay! I hope this was helpful! :)

    thelightinthepizza 07/19/2018  2:22pm