Gird your loins, theater enthusiasts, we finally have information for you on when Kennedy Center tickets for Hamilton go on sale to the public and the date is fast approaching! General access tickets go on sale on Monday, March 26 at 8 a.m.
The show will be in town from Tuesday, June 12 through Sunday, September 16. Given the mad rush that occurred during the members-only priority sale, and the fact that those tickets sold out within 24 hours, we expect tickets to go quickly on March 26 as well. Keep reading for our best tips on how to prepare for the big day
- You must have a registered Kennedy Center account in order to purchase tickets online. We suggest creating one well in advance of March 26 as the website may experience traffic overload as March 26 approaches. You can create an account here.
- According to the Kennedy Center, "Elements of the website may not function properly on browsers older than Internet Explorer 11."
- You may only purchase four tickets per household, and tickets purchased during the member priority period count towards that limit. You can only make one transaction so add all desired tickets to your cart before checking out. However, the four ticket limit can include tickets to multiple performances, so if you'd like to purchase two tickets to one performance, and two to another date, you can.
- Tickets are being sold for $99, $149, $179 and $199 (not including fees). A few $625 premium tickets will be available for all performances. All ticket sales are final and refunds are not available.
- There will be no waiting list for Hamilton tickets, but additional tickets may be available as performance dates get closer. 40 $10 orchestra seats will be offered for all performances and we will have details on how to apply for those tickets soon.
- You can purchase tickets online, by calling 202-467-4600 or in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, which is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 26. The line will form outside the Hall of States entrance. You will likely experience long lines, whether in a virtual waiting room online or in person.
- All patrons purchasing tickets online will automatically be placed in an online waiting room, and your place in the purchase queue is randomly assigned beginning at 8 a.m. There is no advantage to being in the waiting room at 3 a.m. versus 7 a.m. as nothing will happen before 8 a.m. If you visit the website after 8 a.m. you will be placed in order of their visit at the back of the line.
- Once you reach the front of the line you will have 10 minutes to log in to your account. Again, we recommend having an account created before this date, and know your log in information so you don't waste time trying to guess at an old password. Once tickets are in your cart, you have 15 minutes to purchase them.
- The Kennedy Center is utilizing their new "Fast Find" tool for Hamilton ticket purchases to speed up the process. Watch the video below to familiarize yourself with the new function.
For more information, visit the Kennedy Center's official FAQ on Facebook.
Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends Hip Hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.