First, you had to become an SHN member. Then you had to be an Amex cardholder. And when Hamilton tickets finally went on sale to the general public in December, the line was 30,000-plus strong. Naturally, the show sold out before you made it to the front of the online queue. But rather than stoop to scalpers, you’ve resolved to be optimistic and cross your fingers that your friend’s date just happens to get sick the night of the show.
Now, what if we told you we had a better idea? That’s right—we’ve got the scoop on two totally legit ways of getting your hands on tickets.
1) The Orpheum Theatre will have a day-of-show lottery with tickets for only $10. The box office will reportedly offer 44 orchestra seat tickets to each show, but you’ll have to be one of the first in line and you’ll likely be limited to nabbing only one or two.
If you don’t feel like camping out on the sidewalk of sketchville for hours on end, see option two.
2) Yerba Buena Gardens Festival—the annual summer series of 100-plus free outdoor concerts and performances—is running a Hamilfans sweepstakes through 5 p.m. on February 28. All you have to do is donate $25 to YBGF to be entered into the giveaway. The lucky grand-prize winner will score two tickets to the April 19 show, a one-night stay at the InterContinental Hotel and dinner for two at Bluestem Brasserie.
So look around, stop waiting for it and get yourself some tix. (You know, just dropping some Hamilton references.)