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Here’s how you can score free tickets to The Lion King on Broadway!

Here’s how you can score free tickets to The Lion King on Broadway!
Photograph: Courtesy Brinkhoff-Mogenburg

Can you believe The Lion King has been playing on Broadway for 20 years? Neither can we! To celebrate, the production will be giving away all the tickets to its November 15th performance for free. Here are all the details on how you can win a pair for yourself.

Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

On Sunday, November 12th, enter the lottery at a special event in Times Square (on the plaza between 45th and 46th Streets on Broadway) from 10am–6pm. Not only will attendees be able to submit their name for this amazing opportunity, but there will also be The Lion King-themed activities, a virtual reality experience, instructor-led drum circles, giveaways as well as a chance to get autographs from the Broadway cast members, take a photo on Pride Rock and get a closer look at the masks and puppets that have made this show one of the most breathtaking in town.

Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

If you can’t make it to Times Square, several library branches across all five boroughs will also accept entries for the lottery on November 12th so make sure to get out to these locations:

Queens Library, Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11432) from noon–4:30pm

New York Public Library, Bronx Library Center (310 E Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10458) from noon–6pm.

Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch (10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238) from 1pm–5pm.

New York Public Library, Inwood Library (4790 Broadway, New York, NY 10034) from 1pm–5pm.

New York Public Library, Todt Hill- Westerleigh Library (2550 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314) from 1pm–5pm.

Lottery entries are limited to one per person, who must be 18 or over to enter. The lottery ends November 12th between 5–6pm and winners will be notified November 13th beginning at 10am. The lucky chosen ones will receive tickets (their choice of one or two tickets) to the evening performance on Wednesday, November 15th at 8pm at the Minskoff Theatre.

Didn’t get picked for free tix? Then we recommend buying a pair—and reading our tips on how to get discount Broadway tickets—if the kiddos have yet to experience The Lion King. It’s really one of the best Broadway shows for kids!

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