Helpful Tips

Choosing a Show

  • Shows may be listed as student-friendly, but that doesn’t mean every student show has language and themes that are appropriate for every group. Consult our specialists for more information and recommendations from other educators.
  • Non-musical plays often align with student curricula and may feature stars your students will know. These plays can be limited runs, so be sure to plan accordingly and think about alternate choices.
  • Any show can be a valuable educational experience. We can help you connect the theatrical event with the classroom and create an enriching trip for your students. Our study guides are a great place to start.
  • If you’re concerned about choosing a show, please call us at 866-302-0995. We talk to educators every day and can guide you through the process.

Ordering Student Tickets

  • Keep an eye out for special student pricing, available for many shows. Teachers and chaperones accompanying a student group are eligible for these rates as well.
  • Some student-friendly shows are in high demand. Order early, and try to include alternate shows or dates in your request. 
  • Many shows require a note on school letterhead before they will confirm a group at special student rates. If this is required, we’ll let you know on your confirmation. Download a template here.
  • Payment policies vary by show, and remember that you don’t have to pay when you request. It’s best to request the maximum number of tickets you think you’ll need and adjust your numbers down at the time of payment.

Planning Your Student Trip

  • Getting to Manhattan can require organization and coordination, and city streets can be challenging for buses to navigate. Be sure to allow plenty of time to get to the theatre or any related activities.
  • NYC is the safest large city in the U.S., but it is busy and can be confusing for students. Bring as many chaperones as you can, and be sure to talk to your students about safety before your trip.
  • Midtown streets can be busy and congested. Depending on the distance between your activities (show, dining, workshop, etc.), you might want to consider walking with your group.
  • If you’ve booked a workshop, please add some time to get everyone through building security and in and out of the rehearsal studio via the elevators. 
  • Always arrive at the theatre before curtain time. Seating a large group takes time, and while many shows do allow seating for latecomers, some cannot.
  • If you have transportation or timing issues, call Broadway Inbound 866-302-0995 as soon as you can, and we’ll try to notify the theatre.