Seeing a show on Long Island or in NYC shouldn't have to cost a fortune.
Here are 13 websites offering free or discounted tickets to TV tapings, Broadway shows, concerts and more. (Please note, certain events listed below may have already occurred, but tickets were initially made available on these sites.)
StubHub, a leader in the resale marketplace, allows its users to buy and sell tickets, oftentimes at discounted rates. Find tickets to the hottest concerts, including Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Sal Valentinetti and Tony Bennett; your favorite comedy acts, including Sebastian Maniscalco, Kathy Griffin and Jay Leno; and theatrical performances, such as "The Book of Mormon," "Aladdin," "Lion King" and many more.
Groupon -- your one-stop shop for all things discounted - including tickets to see Gloria Gaynor, Paul Shaffer and David Duchovny; and such Broadway shows as "Oh, Hello on Broadway," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Avenue Q."
'The Wendy Williams Show'
With just a few clicks, fans of "The Wendy Williams Show" can find themselves on live TV. Wendyshow.com provides tickets for its show, which tapes Monday to Thursday, sometimes twice a day.
New York Show Tickets
For a small monthly fee, New York Show Tickets offers "free" and discounted tickets to TV tapings like "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and "The Dr Oz Show," and also discounted Broadway tickets to shows like "The Book of Mormon," "Chicago" and "Kinky Boots." New York Show Tickets also offers discounts on nearby parking, attractions, guides and comedy clubs.
Keeping up with celebrity appearances and show tapings is no easy task, but 1iota makes it easier. The "audience casting and fan engagement agency," as stated on its website, provides free tickets to fans for shows all around Long Island and New York City. From "Kevin Can Wait" and "Live With Kelly" to Usher's iHeartRadio Album Release Party and Jingle Ball 2017, 1iota has you covered.
According to TodayTix's website, they are "the first and only free mobile app for iOS and Android that provides access to the best prices on last minute theater tickets, booked same-day or within a week's time." That being said, Broadway fans can find discounted tickets for shows like "Wicked," "Matilda" and "Jersey Boys."
'Rachael Ray Show'
Get a chance to see Rachael Ray cook up a meal by going to rachaelrayshow.com and applying for tickets, which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Music Geeks weekly newsletter does all the digging so you don't have to. Sign up on the blog and gain access to some of the hottest ticket giveaways. Such past events included Billboard Hot 100 Fest, Guns 'N Roses at MetLife Stadium and Florida Georgia Line at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater.
Broadway Direct lottery
Lottery.broadwaydirect.com's lottery offers discounted tickets to select shows, including $30 "Aladdin" tickets, $35 "Wicked" tickets and more. Added bonus: They're great seats, too!
With Showclix.com, users can sell their tickets and also obtain free ones. With more than 15 categories to choose from, including dance, comedy, film and concerts, the user-friendly site makes it easy to scout free local events. "The Daily Show With Trevor Noah" can be found here.
Z100, WBLI and many other major radio stations engage in free ticket giveaways -- all you have to do is listen. Some stations, including WBLI and iHeartRadio, offer special app-only contests.
"TODAY" show newsletter subscribers are offered a plethora of information, including up-to-the-minute details about their seasonal Plaza mini-concerts. Signing up for the show's "TODAY Concert Alerts" newsletter gives subscribers the chance to obtain fan passes for its outdoor concert series. Weren't selected for a fan pass? No problem. General admission is still available for free viewing.