Being a teacher has a lot of perks. You get the gratification of knowing you're shaping America's youth and that every day you wake up you'll have a positive effect on someone's life. While those are great intrinsic benefits, you need a little excitement out of the classroom too. Use your teacher ID to receive 25 to 50 percent off Broadway performance tickets.
Theatre Development Fund
The Theatre Development Fund is a not-for-profit organization that centers around making theatre more accessible to the public. TDF’s mission is to "identify and provide support, including financial assistance, to theatrical works of artistic merit, and to encourage and enable diverse audiences to attend live theatre and dance in all their venues." After applying for memebership, TDF members receive up to 60 percent off of Broadway and Off Broadway ticket prices. The discount-ticket program is open to students and teachers.
School Theater Ticket Program
The School Theater Ticket Program is open to all students, teachers and teacher family members. Visit the website and receive deep discounts of up to 30 to 50 percent off of Broadway and Off Broadway shows. Receive more discounts on concerts, museum amd even circus shows like Cirque Du Soleil.
The Roundabout Theatre Company's HipTix program offers discounted tickets to students and working professionals including teachers between the ages of 18 to 35. You'll have to create an account. Tickets are usually $20 to $30. You'll have to plan ahead and reserve the tickets two or three weeks prior to performances.
TalkinBroadway and Playbill
Start a membership at these websites and enjoy access email alerts on discounted tickets -- which are called rush tickets. Rush tickets are a limited amount of discount tickets sold at the box office on the day of the performance. These websites send out email alerts on rush ticket availability and Broadway shows that offer performance lotteries. Tickets are between $20 and $30.
Artesia Peluso began her journalism career in 2006. She is the fashion editor at "PINK Magazine" and has also worked as the arts and entertainment assistant at "Creative Loafing," the associate editor at "Vita Underground" and at CNN as a Network Booking Associate. Peluso has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Ashford University.