Wait for it, wait for it. More than a year after Broadway in Atlanta announced it would bring Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning, cultural phenomenon musical about Alexander Hamilton, to the Fox Theatre, single tickets are finally going on sale. (Season ticket holders have been able to buy them for months.) The show runs from May 22 through June 10.
But now, like Hamilton himself, we’re past patiently waiting. And you’ll have to think past tomorrow to get these coveted tickets. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Tickets go on sale Sunday, April 8 at 10 a.m. They’ll be sold at foxtheatre.org/hamilton and at the Fox box office. Prices range from $80 to $330 for a standard ticket (that’s before any taxes or fees), and there will be a few $550 premium seats available as well.
2. You must have a Fox Theatre account to purchase tickets, so it’s best to make one in advance or make sure you remember the password to your existing one before the 8th. The Fox is not allowing guest checkout for this show.
3. You can only buy four tickets per account. And don’t try to outsmart the system by creating a different Fox Theatre account under a different name: according to the Broadway in Atlanta website, “patrons creating duplicate accounts in order to purchase more than four tickets or any action that indicates a purchase in excess of the four ticket limit may be cancelled without consideration.”
4. Know exactly what you want, what date you want, and how much you are willing to spend before 10 a.m. Sunday.
5. The Fox uses a virtual waiting room to try to combat bots that buy tickets for the purpose of selling them on resale sites like StubHub. Once you visit the site, you are assigned a spot in the queue. The queue does not officially form until 10 a.m., and if you arrive on the website before that time, you will be assigned a random number in the queue once it forms. This means being on the website at 9 a.m. won’t give you any advantage over being there at 9:59 a.m.—you’ll still be assigned a random spot. From 10 a.m. onward, everyone who visits the site is put in the queue in the order that they visited the site. If tickets sell out before your number is “called,” you’ll receive a notification on your screen.
6. If you’re lucky enough to be able to select seats, make sure you get all the tickets you want (up to four) in your cart before you hit “checkout”—you will only be allowed to make one transaction. And if you need to buy Fox parking, you can do so on the sale screen. (The Fox is also a short walk from the North Avenue MARTA station.)
7. There is a lottery! 40 $10 orchestra-level seats will be released for each show. The Fox plans to announce more about how the lottery works soon, so follow them on social media.
8. There is no waiting list. If you don’t get a ticket, Broadway in Atlanta says that some tickets might be released closer to each performance, but there’s no guarantee. Again, best to check back and keep up with the Fox Theatre on social and their website. (Or, if you’re still desperate for tickets, you can check out the resale markets, but watch out for scams and inflated prices.)
9. Still confused or have a question? Broadway in Atlanta has an extensive FAQ on their website.
And if you do miss the Atlanta show but still need your Hamil-fix, the tour moves on to Charlotte, North Carolina, (a four-hour drive) in October and Greenville, South Carolina, (a two-hour drive) in December.