Ticket Lottery

The National Theatre provides a unique opportunity for patrons to purchase best available tickets for all Broadway at the National performances through our $25 ticket lottery.

Two hours prior to every performance show time, individuals may submit their names in-person to be drawn to purchase up to two tickets at $25 per ticket (inclusive of all fees). Twenty lottery seats will be available for each Broadway at the National performance. Names will be announced thirty minutes after the entry period (90 minutes prior to the show). Individuals must be present, with cash, to redeem the offer.

Please note:

  • Entries are accepted in-person only starting two (2) hours before each show for 30 minutes.
  • Lottery winners will be announced 90 minutes before each show.
  • A limited number of names will be drawn to purchase best available tickets.
  • Lottery participants must have cash and a valid photo ID.

Upcoming applicable lottery performances:

  • July 22 – Aug. 2, 2020: Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the National Theatre will be implementing multiple changes to its spring 2020 schedule, affecting the following shows: STING STARRING IN THE LAST SHIP, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BLUE MAN GROUP, and BABY SHARK LIVE. All patrons holding tickets for these shows will be contacted with further instructions, or patrons can click "LEARN MORE" below for more information. Please contact the National Theatre at info@thenationaldc.com with questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience while Box Office and administrative hours are limited. [As of 4/2/20]

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