The musical is currently playing in New York and Chicago, and recently kicked off its U.S. tour here in San Francisco this month. It’s coming to a city near you (Los Angeles, Seattle, DC, and London to name a few). Schedule here.
How to Get Tickets for Hamilton
1. Theater Box Office
The easiest way is to go through the theater box office.
It’s been playing in SF for over a week now and I only recently bought our tickets straight from the theater website—front row, baby! Granted, it’s a partial view, but that doesn’t bother me. What’s worse is being 4’10”, then having some Dutch guy sit in front of me, completely obstructing my view, and potentially paying more for that seat. That happened to me the first time I watched Book of Mormon on Broadway and I was in tears before the show even started!
First, I called the box office directly. The rep told me that the only seats available for the show are partial views or orchestra seats for $700+. Then he asked me which day I was interested in and said he would have to check each day for what was available. I told him I’d do it myself.
Since I scoured every single date, I can tell you that for the San Francisco Orpheum Theatre, the best available seats for the run of the show through the box office website is the same date I got our tickets—Wednesday June 28 at 2pm. There are still several orchestra seats available in the front section of the Orpheum.
The official secondary ticket reseller of SHN theatres is Vivid.
Pro: much more availability
Con: much higher price. For example, a balcony seat through the theater website costs $100. The cheapest balcony seat on the Vivid website is $349.
If you’re willing to spend the money, you can get nice seats through Vivid.
3. The Lottery
A batch of front row tickets for each performance are reserved for lottery winners. I’ve been entering the lottery since day 1. And even though I already bought tickets, I’m still entering the lottery! I’m not passing up my chance for a full-view front row seat! I do it every day just like brushing my teeth. It’s a given! I sign up for both me and Dean.
If you live in NYC or Chicago, there’s the Ham Lottery app that makes it super easy. You lucky ducks!
Go forth and conquer. I hope to see you at the show!