WRITTEN BY MEGAN DELGADO
NEWS: For too long, residents of Brooklyn had to travel to Manhattan to buy theater tickets — but not any more. Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Metro Tech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue, a new TKTS office operates in Downtown Brooklyn.
Tickets include Broadway, Off Broadway, music, dance and Brooklyn performing arts events.
Downtown Brooklyn’s TKTS center offers same day evening and next day matinee at discounts of up to 50 percent, depending on the show.
Brooklyn’s TKTS office has more discount offers then the other two locations in Manhattan.
The TKTS booth in Times Square offers only same day tickets and the South Street Seaport offers evening performance tickets and next day matinee. All ticket booths accept credit cards, cash and travelers checks.
Local resident James Kelly recently bought tickets from Brooklyn’s TKTS. “I purchased two tickets for the Broadway show ‘Rock of Ages’ at 40 percent off ticket prices. I had a 7 o’clock same day evening show and had fourth row orchestra seats. Knowing that there is a ticket booth so conveniently close by means I’m definitely going to Broadway shows more often.”
Brooklyn’s TKTS office is open on Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 6pm, lunch break from 3 – 3:30.