NYC Off-Broadway Week Basics
NYC Off-Broadway Week celebrates live theater at its most intimate and spontaneous. The twice-yearly program offers 2-for-1 tickets to some of NYC’s longest-running hits and cult favorites, alongside exciting newer works.
NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2018 runs from September 24 through October 7. To buy tickets, visit the official NYC Off-Broadway Week page. Browse all participating productions or filter by neighborhood and genre to find the perfect show for the occasion.
Tips for NYC Off-Broadway Week
Here’s some help to avoid the pitfalls of the uninitiated.
1. Book Early
Ticket availability is limited, and popular shows sell out quickly. Sometimes additional seats are released throughout the program, but it’s best to book ahead.
2. Go with a Group
The 2-for-1 offer translates to 50% off each individual ticket, with a two-ticket minimum—so you can get multiple friends in on this great deal.
3. It’s Never Just a Week
NYC Off-Broadway Week can seem fleeting, but it’s always longer than seven days—plenty of time to catch a show or three.
4. Know the Neighborhood
Though traditionally associated with downtown, Off-Broadway has a healthy presence in the Theatre District and elsewhere in Manhattan. Make sure to check the theater location and plan accordingly.
5. For the Record
Perfect Crime holds a Guinness World Record for the most years an actor has played the same role: Catherine Russell has done over 10,000 performances since 1987! The show—and its tireless leading lady—have appeared in every NYC Off-Broadway Week.
Why NYC Off-Broadway Week?
Off-Broadway is a staple of New York’s thriving theater culture—a vehicle for so-called straight plays (dramas without music), genre-defying experiences and Pulitzer Prize recipients. The theaters accommodate 100–499 seats, an intimate experience compared to Broadway’s 500-to-1,800–seat houses. NYC Off-Broadway Week is produced by NYC and Company in collaboration with the Off-Broadway League. Since its inaugural year in 2009, the program has sold over 85,000 tickets.