DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — These shows are way off Broadway.
Downtown Brooklyn's TKTS booth — known for selling discounted tickets to on and off-Broadway shows — now sells tickets to performances at local theater venues.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer tickets to some local Brooklyn venues,” Michael Naumann, Theatre Development Fund’s Managing Director, said in a statement. “We hope that as time goes by Brooklyn residents will view the TKTS Booth in MetroTech as a vehicle to not only purchase ... matinee tickets to Broadway and Off Broadway shows, but to a variety of local productions."
BRIC Arts | Media House, American Opera Projects (AOP), and Irondale Ensemble Project are currently selling tickets at the booth, but more groups are scheduled to sign on in the spring, according to the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
The new partnership between ticketing provider OvationTix and TKTS gives local cultural groups — many that do not have their own physical box office — a place to sell tickets and gain exposure.
“People who are used to seeing ‘what's available’ at TKTS may be new to Irondale," said director of Irondale Terry Greiss. "We have an opportunity by working with the booth to introduce Broadway and Off-Broadway theater goers to provocative, challenging, and highly entertaining theater created by a company of actors."
Tickets to "Lines of Freedom" — a joint production about the Brooklyn abolitionist movement by Irondale and AOP in honor of Black History Month — are now on sale at the booth.
Tickets to shows valued under $30 will be sold for full price and local venue tickets will be available up to a week in advance.
The Downtown Brooklyn TKTS booth is located at 1 MetroTech Center at the corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue Promenade.