Broadway plays can cost an arm an a leg, especially if you’re planning on taking the entire family. While the traveling versions are more cost-effective, the cost can still rack up. Thankfully, in line with the Hamilton Lottery on Broadway, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has just released word of a WICKED lottery. Giving a budget-friendly option, tickets are only $25 a piece. Here’s the scoop on affordable WICKED in Pittsburgh lottery tickets.
How Do I Get $25 Wicked Tickets?
The WICKED in Pittsburgh lottery is taking a cue from the Hamilton lottery in Manhattan, I think. Winners will be drawn on the day of the show (except for the autism-friendly performance on Saturday, February 3rd at 2:00pm). Here’s the scoop according to Pittsburgh Cultural Trust:
“A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Benedum Center for the Performing Arts with performances from January 24 – February 11. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue, will have their names placed in a lottery drum.
Thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. The lottery is not occurring for the Saturday, February 3, 2:00 p.m. autism-friendly performance of WICKED.”
There’s no official word on the number of lottery winners for each show, so I’m assuming it’s dependent on the number of previously-sold tickets. Yes, you’ll have to arrive in person (unlike the Hamilton lottery where you can sign up online) and, yes, you’ll have to brave the cold. But, if you are a fan of the musical and want orchestra seats for a really good price, it’s worth it.
Lead Image information: Ginna Claire Mason in WICKED. Photo Credit: Michael Campayno