Washington DC’S National Theater Getting in on Hamilton Action


This is going to be a total cluster. In order to even hope to get tickets to Hamilton over a Year away, you pretty much have to subscribe to The Kennedy Center’s Broadway Subscription for the next 2 seasons. That’s several thousand dollars just to see this stupid show. Now to muddle the waters even further.

National Theater just announced that they have partnered with The Kennedy Center to offer their subscribers access to Hamilton pre-sale when it becomes available. As a National Theater subscriber (3rd Row Aisle) this is an unexpected nice move as I was planning on renewing, but didn’t want to have to purchase tixs for The Kennedy Center as well.


Unfortunately I’m not to thrilled about the newly announced line-up which includes Rent, Once, Fun Home and How The Grinch Stole X-Mas. There better be more than 4 shows (really 3, because I have zero interest in Grinch) at National if they expect me to renew. Honestly, I think Baltimore’s Hippodrome has the best line up for next season.

But subscribers will have a chance to go for Hamilton. However it’s not clear if National Subscribers will be able to get tickets at the same time as Kennedy Center subscription holders or if it will be during another window.

Now that I have a subscription, it’s too hard to give up my amazing seat. Worse part is Press, so I can go for free if I really want to. But I like supporting the arts and there’s just something amazing about having a guaranteed amazing seat – in Baltimore I have front row Orch Right and at National 3rd Row orch left. Can’t really beat that.