How To Buy 'Hamilton' L.A. Tickets When They Go On Sale This Sunday
In case you haven't heard, Hamilton, the Broadway sensation that has brought us greater awareness of Aaron Burr's arch nemesis, is landing in Los Angeles. The performances won't take place until August 11 at the Pantages Theatre, but in the meantime there's the IRL drama of us trying to get tickets.
As the L.A. Times reminds us, individual tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Sunday. You can get them either through the theater's website, by phone at (800) 982-2787, or at the theater's box office. The prices range from $85 to $225, with premium seats starting at $650. Also, each performance will have a lottery in which 40 lucky people will get a $10 seat in the orchestra.
As noted in an earlier Times article, there's been some confusion surrounding the tickets. Some theater-goers bought into the Pantages' "Flex Package," which allows buyers to choose a minimum of five shows from the season's lineup. Hamilton, however, won't be included in that offering.
Will you actually be able to get tickets this weekend? We hate to break it to you, but what'll likely happen is that, come Sunday morning, you'll be hitting the "refresh" button in vain as a sinking feeling fills your heart. It's been widely reported that Hamilton tickets are really, really hard to get. In San Francisco, 60,000 people were left waiting in an online queue when pre-sale tickets sold out. In New York, re-sold tickets were going for upwards of $2000 (and we're talking about the nosebleeds, too).
If you leave empty handed, there'll likely be second-hand tickets being sold at even more exorbitant prices. Are they worth it? As Alexander Hamilton once wrote: "Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will." Which is to say that you should be the one deciding what is and isn't worth your money.
Also, Playbill put out a guide on how to land tickets in New York. This could come in handy for Angelenos as well.