Water For Elephants

Water For Elephants Tickets

The new musical based on Sara Gruen's best-selling novel of the same name arrives on Broadway.

Currently playing on Broadway at Imperial Theatre


Regular Tickets

Tickets from $62


If you can't find a discount offer that meets your needs then purchasing regular priced tickets might be your best option. The key benefit is that you aren't limited to any discount offer constraints when looking for tickets, and you'll have secured your tickets in advance.

General Lottery

Tickets just $40


A limited number of $40 tickets will be available via in-person lottery.

  • Open to everyone.
  • The lottery takes places at the Imperial Theatre.
  • Entry begins two hours before the performance, with winners drawn 90 minutes before the performance.
  • Limited to 2 tickets per person.
  • Seats may be located in any section of the theater, and may be partial view.
  • Tickets subject to availability.

General Rush

Tickets just $49


A limited number of $49 tickets will be available at the Imperial Theatre box office.
  • Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Imperial Theatre box office is open from 10am - 8pm on Monday through Saturday, 12pm to 6pm on Sunday.
  • Limited to 2 per person.

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Getting Discounts with TKTS®

Tickets up to 50% off

Water For Elephants is frequently listed at the TKTS booth, however on any given day there may not be ticket availability. Please check the TKTS website's live listing for information or visit the TKTS booth in-person.

TKTS is a discount ticket booth located in Times Square and the Lincoln Center that specializes in selling same-day tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows at discounted prices. TKTS offers tickets at up to 50% off the regular price and has become a popular option for tourists and locals. Each location offers ticket sales but one location may offer tickets that the other location doesn't offer and vice versa. The Times Square location often has the greater quantity of ticketing options, but use their app or check their website to get up-to-date information.

Tickets at Imperial Theatre

The Imperial Theatre was built by the Shuberts in 1923 and is still owned today by the same organization. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp to house musical comedies and, with its large capacity of 1,650 seats, had been the pride of the Shuberts for decades. Over the last 80-plus years it has been home to many Broadway legends such as the original production of Gypsy with Ethel Merman and more recently, Les Miserables.

Recently the Shubert Organization had the theater completely refurbished, and it continues to house many of the most successful shows on Broadway.


249 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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How to Get Discounts at the Box Office

There are no active discounts for Water For Elephants. However, you may visit their box office in person to purchase tickets and save fees. As always, if you do not have flexibility we advise making a purchase in advance to secure your tickets.

Imperial Theatre

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About Water For Elephants on Broadway


Imperial Theatre
249 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Feb. 24, 2024


March 21, 2024

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Story for Water For Elephants

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel WATER FOR ELEPHANTS comes to vivid life on Broadway in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical.

After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.

Directed by Tony Award®️ nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo), with a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel, and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., WATER FOR ELEPHANTS unites innovative stagecraft with the very best of Broadway talent in an authentic and deeply moving new musical that invites us all to give ourselves to the unknown.

Cast & Creative for Water For Elephants

Jacob Jankowski
Grant Gustin
Isabelle McCalla
Mr. Jankowski
Gregg Edelman
Paul Alexander Nolan
Stan Brown
Joe De Paul
Sara Gettelfinger
Wade McCollum
Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics
PigPen Theatre Co.
Based on the novel by
Sara Gruen
Jessica Stone
Circus Designer
Shana Carroll
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll
Set Designer
Takeshi Kata
Costume Designer
David Israel Reynoso
Lighting Designer
Bradley King
Sound Designer
Walter Trarbach
Projection Designer
David Bengali
Hair & Makeup Designer
Campbell Young Associates
Props and Puppetry Designer
Ray Wetmore and JR Goodman
Puppetry Designer
Camille Labarre
Music Supervision and Arrangements
Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smith
Daryl Waters
Music Director
Elizabeth Doran
Fight Director
Cha Ramos
Production Stage Manger & Production Supervisor
Timothy R. Semon