UPDATED on 7/26/2020
A reminder: If you have Hamilton tickets for a show postponed till 2021, you can request a REFUND instead. But the clock is ticking. You have until July 31 at 5 p.m. to put in your request, using the link below.
It’s probably best for most people to get the refund, for a couple of reasons. First, 15 months is a long time to tie up your money with nothing to show for it. But secondly, tickets for Hamilton performances will likely come way down in price now that you can stream Hamilton performed by the original Broadway cast, for just $7.
We don’t believe the stage play will ever command such high prices again, although it’s a worthwhile experience to see it live.
In 2021, you’ll likely have a chance to buy tickets again, if the show goes on as planned. And you’ll have a chance to play the daily ticket lottery (details below).
Hamilton is rescheduled for 2021
A while ago, we received word from Broadway in Atlanta that the run of Hamilton at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre is rescheduled once again.
It didn’t take place this past spring as planned, was then rescheduled to August/September, and has now been postponed again by a whole year.
The NEW dates are now August 24 to September 26, 2021.
What to do if you have tickets
You can see your new performance date by logging into your account at the Fox Theatre website or at Broadway in Atlanta. You’ll have the same seats you chose and paid for originally — only the dates will change.
If you have mobile tickets, they will most likely be automatically replaced or updated in your phone.
If you have paper tickets, hold on to them — they will be honored for the new performance dates.
If you’d prefer a refund…
You have you until Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm to request a refund online, if you’d prefer.
You can also call the box office at call 855-285-8499 any day of the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. if you have trouble with the online form. This is what we did, and our refund was processed with courtesy and efficiency.
Clearly, this refund policy is not ideal. Who will know by this July what their plans are for fall of 2021?
Hamilton movie is streaming on Disney Plus
BIG NEWS! The Hamilton movie shot during the original Broadway run, with the original cast, is going straight to streaming!
In the words of Eliza Hamilton’s character, It’s only a matter of time.
The film was originally scheduled for wide release in movie theaters this October — and then that was shifted to October, 2021 after public events became unfeasible and the world turned upside down.
Instead, the “Hamilfilm” will stream exclusively on Disney Plus, beginning July 3, 2020 — over a year ahead of its planned release.
Get the details here
Don’t forget — from August 4th to September 6th, you’ll be able to enter a daily lottery for a chance at $10 Hamilton seats at the Fabulous Fox.
Below the line is our original post about Hamilton ticket discounts and the ticket lottery for performances at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.
Ticket discounts through Goldstar
UPDATED on 02/11/2020
Ticket discounter Goldstar has just released more tickets for Hamilton, on select dates in April, 2020.
The Goldstar price has now risen to $110 (was $80) plus a $14.75 fee.
The previous discounted price was for limited-view balcony seats. These newly released tickets are for orchestra-level seats with a limited view — which means the seats are far enough off to the side that you may miss some of the action that takes place on the far 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, orchestra seats with a limited view range from $98 to $170 (and that includes some hefty fees), but you can choose your own seats from a chart.
For comparison purposes, premium seats are $349 with added 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!