Today Tix's $10 'Hamilton' Lottery Is Coming to Melbourne So You Can See the Hit Musical for Cheap
Don't throw away your shot to see the most talked-about theatre production of the past decade without breaking the bank.
It has won 11 Tony Awards. It's one of the Obamas' favourite musicals. A filmed version of its Broadway production was nominated for several Golden Globes. It was also the hit of Sydney since early 2021, and it's now making its way to Melbourne — and, if you're as keen to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's game-changing musical Hamilton as its namesake was about American politics in the 18th century, you just might be able to nab yourself a cheap ticket.
As has happened with The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Moulin Rouge! The Musical, a ticket lottery is being held for Hamilton's Melbourne run at Her Majesty's Theatre. And, this one is cheap. Very cheap, in fact. Via Today Tix, you can sign up for your chance to score a ticket for just $10. Yes, that figure is accurate.
Obviously, you won't want to throw away your shot to see the most talked-about musical of the decade for less than the price of a cocktail. To take part in the lottery, you will need to download the Today Tix app — which is available for iOS and Android — and submit your entry each Friday. The lottery will go live at 12.01am every Friday morning and close at 1pm the next Thursday, with winners drawn between 1–6pm on that Thursday. If your name is selected, you'll have an hour to claim your tickets from when you receive the good news.
The first lottery will open on Friday, March 4, covering performances for dates between March 15–20. From then onwards, you'll be entering on a Friday, then hearing if you're successful on the following Thursday, all for performances that start the next week.
And, if you need a reminder, you'll also be able to sign up for lottery alerts via Today Tix, too.
The critically acclaimed hip hop musical, for which Miranda wrote the music, lyrics and the book, is about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, as well as inclusion and politics in current-day America. In addition to its 11 Tony Awards, which include Best Musical, it has nabbed a Grammy Award and even a Pulitzer Prize.
After hitting Broadway in 2015, then West End in 2017, Australians have been finally getting their turn — including Melburnians from Tuesday, March 15. Usually, tickets will set you back $70–200 a pop, so the $10 lottery really is an absolute bargain.
Thinking about heading south from interstate to be in the room where it happens? A $10 ticket obviously makes that trip to Melbourne a much cheaper option.
This isn't Miranda's first musical to hit Australia, of course, with his take on the classic 2000s film Bring It On: The Musical hitting Melbourne in 2018 and quadruple Tony Award-winning In The Heights playing a short season at the Sydney Opera House in 2019.
While you wait for your lottery shot, you can watch the filmed version of Hamilton with the original Broadway cast on Disney+ — yes, it's as phenomenal as you've heard.
Hamilton's Melbourne season kicks off on Tuesday, March 15 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Visit the musical's website for further details. To enter the Today Tix $10 lottery, download the company's iOS or Android app, and head to the company's website for more information — and to set up an alert.
Top image: Hamilton, Daniel Boud, Destination NSW.
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