UPDATED on 12/18/19
Ticket discounter Goldstar is now offering tickets for Hamilton, on select dates in April, 2020.
The Goldstar price is $80 plus an $11 fee.
This is for balcony seating with a limited view — which means the seats are far enough off to the side that you won’t see one edge of the stage.
We did a quick price comparison — and you may find you’d rather buy directly from the Fox Theatre. Here’s why: On the Fox website, balcony seats with a limited view range from $98 to $170 (that includes some hefty fees), but you can choose your own seats from a chart.
For comparison purposes, premium seats are $349 with fees of $60.
View the Goldstar promo video:
You can read our original post, before this update, beneath the line.
It includes info on regular-price tickets, and the HAM4HAM ticket lottery.
Hamilton is returning to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre!
The blockbuster musical sold out a 3-week run at the Fox back in 2018 — if you couldn’t get tickets then, you have perhaps a better chance now.
There will be 40 Hamilton shows over a 5-week period, from March 31, 2020 to May 3, 2020. This includes both evening shows and weekend matinees.
You can CLICK HERE to see a list of show dates, with a tally of how many seats remain for each other.
If you’re on the hunt for a good view of the stage, consider shopping for single seats that have been left stranded as the seats around them were snapped up. You can still go to the show with a friend, you just won’t be sitting next to each other.
Ticket prices for Hamilton‘s 2020 run
The good news is that regular-price tickets are quite a bit lower this time than they were in 2018, when premium seats (first 10 rows of Center Orchestra section) were close to $800 once all of those fees were added. The bad news is that they are still higher than the average show at the Fabulous Fox.
This is what the Fox website says about current prices: Tickets will be priced from $80-$199, with some premium seats earmarked at $349.
What it doesn’t say is there is a $63 fee tacked on to those premium tickets at checkout. By the time all fees were added, the premium ticket in our cart totaled $418. (FYI, that fee is lower for tickets at other price points.)
WARNING: There are currently quite a few resale tickets available on StubHub, for as high as $1500. You don’t have to pay that much! And if you’re wondering where those tickets came from, our best guess is that season subscription holders are putting their tickets up for sale at exorbitant prices, motivated by greed.
There is a limit of eight tickets per household for the entire run (not per show).
What about those cheap $80 seats?
Good question. The good news is, those budget seats will get you in the room where it happens. The bad news is that they come with a limited view — because they’re either far back or far to the side — and potentially with sub-optimal sound acoustics as well.
Because here’s the thing.
The 4,665-seat Fox was built for viewing movies on a giant screen. It was NOT built like Broadway-style theaters, which average about 500 seats for more intimate viewing.
Our best advice is this: If you’re going to splurge on one big entertainment item this year, let it be Hamilton. Yes, good seats are a few hundred bucks. But it’s still cheaper than flying to New York (or London!) to catch the show.
More good news:
If your budget won’t accommodate even an $80 ticket (which will be over $100 when fees are added), you can play the Ham4Ham lottery, which gives you a shot at $10 tickets. Details on the lottery are below.
The Hamilton ticket lottery
The Ham4Ham lottery is open to anyone over 18. Winners are allowed to purchase up to two tickets for just $10 each. That’s where the name comes from — you hand over a Hamilton (a ten-dollar bill) for a Hamilton ticket.
There are 40 seats per show reserved for lottery winners. (You decide when you enter whether to claim one or two tickets. Assuming everyone will choose two tickets, there will only be 20 winners for each lottery.)
It generally works something like this: Each digital lottery begins at 11 a.m. two days prior to each performance. You must enter each lottery separately. If you win, you’ll be notified the day before the show, and you’ll have about a 5-hour window in which to purchase your $10 tickets. Note that you must have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name you used to enter — and your tickets are non-transferable.
We’ll update this page with very specific lottery info when it becomes available in March, 2020.
There are two ways to enter the lottery: through the official Hamilton app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store), and online through a browser at hamiltonmusical.com/lottery.
TIPS for winning the ticket lottery
Don’t throw away your shot! We recommend doing everything possible to maximize your chance of winning the daily ticket lottery.
- Enter every day without fail. In the words of Hamilton, You don’t get a win unless you play in the game.
- Get the phone app — and enable notifications. You’ll get a daily reminder when the lottery opens.
- Stop what you’re doing when you get the reminder. Just enter the lottery, before it slips your mind.
- Don’t forget about the matinees. On Saturdays and Sundays, there are two shows — you have to enter each one separately.
- Make a pact with a pal. You each enter every day for two tickets, and you take each other to the show if one of you wins. In the words of Burr, Grab a friend, that’s your second.
And in the words of King George, Good luck!