(Update: Because of incorrect information provided by the theater, an earlier version of this story had incorrect start times for the ticket lottery.)
The Broadway monster hit “Hamilton” arrives at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on May 28 for a three-week stay. Most tickets are long gone, but the producers customarily set aside a few seats to sell through a digital lottery two days prior to each performance.
Forty tickets will be sold for each performance for $10 each.
The first lottery will begin at 11 a.m. May 26 for tickets to the May 28 performance. Subsequent digital lotteries will begin two days prior to each performance.
Because the instructions for this lottery are complicated, we have copied them below as delivered to us by producer Jeffrey Seller and Lexus Broadway in Austin.
HOW TO ENTER
Use the official app for “Hamilton” now available for all iOS and Android devices in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (http://hamiltonmusical.com/app).
You can also visit http://hamiltonmusical.com/lottery to register.
The lottery will open at 11 a.m. CST two days prior to the performance date and will close for entry at 9 a.m. CST the day prior to the performance.
Winner and non-winner notifications will be sent at approximately 11 a.m. CST the day prior to the performance via email and SMS (if mobile number is provided).
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or participate.
Each winning entrant may purchase up to two (2) tickets.
Only one entry per person. Repeat entries and disposable email addresses will be discarded.
Tickets must be purchased online with a credit card by 4 p.m. CST the day prior to the performance using the purchase link and code in a customized notification email. Tickets not claimed by 4 p.m. CST the day prior to the performance are forfeited.
Lottery tickets may be picked up at will call beginning 2 hours prior to the performance with a valid photo ID. Lottery tickets void if resold.
Patrons must be 18 years or older and have a valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter. Tickets are non-transferable. Ticket limits and prices displayed are at the sole discretion of the show and are subject to change without notice.
Lottery prices are not valid on prior purchases. Lottery ticket offer cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. All sales final — no refunds or exchanges. Lottery may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve the chances of winning.