BosTix FAQ


BosTix Frequently Asked Questions

 

GENERAL

What is BosTix?
BosTix is a discount ticketing program run by local nonprofit ArtsBoston. Since 1978, BosTix has been providing Boston residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the best of Boston’s arts and culture for less. The great deals available online and in-person at ArtsBoston’s BosTix Booths in Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Copley Square (currently closed) provide affordable access to the arts for more than 60,000 people annually while generating $2+ million in revenues for arts organizations to help them pursue mission-driven artistic, educational, and community outreach activities.

Why BosTix?
BosTix is a great way to discover and experience new organizations, venues, and shows that make up Greater Boston’s vibrant arts and cultural community. We aim to package arts experiences and serve as a one-stop-shop for the savvy Boston arts lover, encouraging locals and tourists to see and hear more for less. Also, 100% of your purchase is reinvested into the local arts and culture community.

How Can I Buy Tickets?
Tickets are currently only available online at https://calendar.artsboston.org/bostix-deals/ Our ArtsBoston booth locations are currently closed. Ticket quantities are limited and availability is subject to change, so we encourage you to buy tickets today!

Where are the BosTix Booths and how do I get to them?
We are currently not selling tickets at the ArtsBoston booths.

Do I need to be vaccinated or wear a mask to my performance?
Most arts organizations currently selling tickets on BosTix require audiences to provide proof of vaccination or a 72-hour negative COVID test, and mandatory masking while indoors including during the performance. For specific policies pertaining to your performance, please visit the organization’s website.

For additional resources on what to know before you attend, you can check out our resources page: https://artsboston.org/reopening-for-audiences/

 

TICKETS AND SEATS

Where will my seats be?
We will indicate if seating is reserved or general admission. We try to provide our customers with as much information about seat locations as possible, including the section/level of the performance venue.

Will my seats be together?
Yes, your seats will be together if they are purchased in the same transaction.

Why can’t you tell me the exact location of my seats?
The presenting organization assigns specific seat locations the day of the performance so they may place you in the best available seats within your particular section.

How will I get my tickets?
Your tickets will be held at the performance venue’s box office Will Call window on the day of the performance. Please bring your order confirmation e-mail and photo ID with you and arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance. Tickets should be available for pick up beginning 1 hour before the performance start time.

How can I access my Broadway in Boston tickets purchased through the BosTix link?
Your tickets are available through the BIB Mobile App (search Broadway In Boston in your mobile device’s app store) or online at BroadwayInBoston.com/MyAccount and can be accessed on your mobile device. Mobile tickets are the most convenient way to manage your tickets and make sure you always have your tickets with you. Data has also shown that mobile tickets drastically reduce the risk of lost, stolen, counterfeit, or forgotten tickets. All mobile tickets are still able to be transferred to family and friends in your online account.

How will I know what BosTix Deals are available today?
In our search bar, select “BosTix Deals Only” and search for the date(s) you are interested in.

Are the BosTix Deals available online the same as what is available at the BosTix Booths?
We are currently not selling tickets at the ArtsBoston booths.

Are the same tickets available at both Booths?
We are currently not selling tickets at the ArtsBoston booths.

A BosTix Deal is not available for a show or specific performance that I would like to attend. What do I do?
We are regularly adding new BosTix Deals! Please join our email list and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to be the first to hear about new deals. You can also choose to purchase tickets directly through the presenting organization’s official website.

A performance I want to see is sold out. How can I still see the show?
You have a few options:
1. Purchase tickets to a different date and time.
2. Check back on the day of the performance you would like to attend. Some performances that sell out in advance and may be back on sale for day-of sales.
3. Visit the presenting organization’s official website to purchase tickets.

How many tickets can I purchase at a time?
The maximum number of tickets that can be purchased per performance is 8. If your party is larger than 8, please contact the presenting organization for group sales options.

 

PURCHASING

How do I use a BosTix Gift Card?

Once you’ve found the tickets you’d like to purchase online, click “Add Tickets”. Select “Gift Card “ as the payment type and enter your Gift Card Number on the following page. After you have entered all required information, click “Purchase” to complete your order. Please note: BosTix gift cards cannot be redeemed for Broadway in Boston events at the Citizens Bank Opera House.

Can I get a refund?
All orders are final. No refunds will be provided unless the performance is canceled.

Can I exchange my tickets for a different date?
All orders are final. No exchanges will be provided unless the performance is canceled. The tickets we sell are given to us by Greater Boston’s arts organizations and are not ours to exchange.

Do you take credit cards?
Yes! We accept all major credit cards.

 

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Do I need to have an account with BosTix?
No. BosTix has a new ticketing partner, eTix, and you are not required to create an account. Unfortunately, accounts with our previous ticketing partner did not transfer to eTix. You will be prompted to enter your information during the checkout process.

I’m having trouble submitting my order online. What do I do?
Please verify that you have entered all of your credit card information correctly, including an accurate billing address. If you are still having trouble, please email us at customerservice@artsboston.org.

PRICING AND FEES

How discounted are these tickets?
Our prices range between 20-80% off the original ticket price, and most of our BosTix Deals are 50% off!

Why fees?
All BosTix deals are sold at the published BosTix price plus a service fee, which varies depending on the price of the tickets. Our per-ticket service fee pays credit card transaction fees and supports the year-round work we do as a nonprofit arts service organization. Our $3.25 order charge is used to cover the cost of our online ticketing system. Fees are standard for all ticket sellers, both discount re-sellers and presenting organizations.

Please note: Per ticket service fees are charged at all points of sale: online, over-the-phone, and in-person at the Booths.

I have a question that isn’t answered above.
For the quickest response, please email us at customerservice@artsboston.org.

 

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