NYFF55 Ticket Information

There are lots of ways to get tickets to the New York Film Festival. Below is some key information for purchasing tickets in advance. Find specific information by clicking the links below. Buying early is the best way to guarantee access to screenings.

How to Purchase Tickets
On-Sale Dates
Key Info
General Information
All Access Passes & Discount Packages
Standby and Rush Tickets (see a list of screenings)
Venue & Box Office Information

How to Purchase Tickets

  • Online
  • Mobile ticketing via the Film Society app or website
  • In Person
    • Advance Tickets for all festival screenings are available exclusively at the Alice Tully Hall box office. (Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm; Sun: 12pm to 6pm)
    • Day-of Tickets must be purchased at the corresponding venue’s box office.

On-Sale Dates

  • August 28-31: Patron, VIP pass, and Board tickets on sale now
  • September 1 at 12PMSeptember 4 at 11:59PM: Package Fulfillment
  • September 6: Member single ticket pre-sale begins at select membership levels
    • September 6 at 10AM: Film Icon
    • September 6 at 2PM: Cinephile
    • September 7 at 10AM: Film Buff
    • September 8 at 11:59PM: single ticket pre-sale ends
  • September 10 at 12PM: Film Lover, Student, and General Public On-Sale

Key Info

  • Due to increased security at Alice Tully Hall, we recommend that you arrive at least a half-hour early for your New York Film Festival screenings and that you keep bags to a minimum.
  • The best way to start the purchase process is to log in to your account. If you have never bought tickets from us before, you can register for an account upon checkout.
  • You can also click on any Buy Tickets link or showtime on our website to start the purchase process.
  • At periods of high demand, you will be placed into our Virtual Waiting Room. A new feature this year allows you to enter your email address at the bottom of the page to receive a notice when it’s time to begin purchasing. You will have 10 minutes to start the process once your turn arrives.
  • We highly recommend purchasing tickets from a computer, not a mobile phone or tablet, because you will lose your place in the Virtual Waiting Room if your connection drops out.
  • It can take a little while for our website to reflect when screenings become Standby Only. We will be updating this page as frequently as possible throughout the festival.
  • If you have questions, the best ways to contact us are via email ([email protected]) or Twitter (@TheNYFF).

General Information

  • There is a maximum of two tickets per screening.
  • There is a $2.00 fee per ticket for online orders.
  • Advance tickets can only be purchased online or at the Alice Tully Hall box office. Advance tickets cannot be purchased via email, phone, or at the Walter Reade Theater or Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center box offices.
  • All ticket fulfillment is subject to availability.
  • Seat Assignments
      • Alice Tully Hall & The Metropolitan Opera House are reserved seat houses
      • Walter Reade Theater & Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center are general admission
  • Delivery Options
      • Print at Home (Free, Recommended): For the second year, we are proud to offer free print at home ticketing. Tickets will be sent to you via email within 48 hours.
      • Mail ($5.50 P&H Fee): Tickets will be sent within 7-10 business days.
      • Will Call ($2 Fee): Tickets can be picked up at the corresponding box office.
  • Donations – Brand new benefit! We make it easier than ever before to donate tickets you are unable to use with a dedicated email line!
    • Contact [email protected] with your order and ticket number, or you may visit the Alice Tully Hall box office.
      • Acknowledgments for tax purposes must be requested via email.


  • Main Slate, Special Events, Spotlight on Documentary, On Cinema Talks
      • $20 Member & Student / $25 General Public
  • Retrospective, Revivals, Projections Shorts
      • $10 Member & Student / $15 General Public
  • Gala Evenings
      • Opening Night: $75 Member & Student / $100 General Public
      • Closing Night & Centerpiece: $50 Member & Student / $75 General Public
  • Convergence, NYFF Live, Directors Dialogues, Without A Net Screening:
      • Free! Tickets will be distributed at the event’s corresponding box office starting one hour prior to showtime, subject to availability. The line may form in advance of this time. Admittance for Convergence installations and experiences is available on a walk-up basis.

All Access Passes & Discount Packages

  • Projections All Access Pass: $99
  • Retrospective All Access Pass: $125
  • Claude Lanzmann’s ‘Four Sister’s Package: $50 Member & Student /$60 Public

Standby and Rush Tickets

  • Standby: In the event that advance tickets are no longer available to a specific screening, it will become Standby Only. See a list of screenings here.
      • It is not uncommon for tickets to become available to Standby Only screenings later on, most commonly a few days before or on the morning of the screening. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to predict in advance exactly when this will happen, nor for which films.
      • For Standby Only screenings, a standby line will form at the corresponding venue’s box office one hour prior to showtime and any available tickets will be sold to the line on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability. Maximum of one ticket per person.
      • Regular ticket prices apply.
  • Rush Tickets: Every year, we offer discounted tickets to select screenings throughout the festival.
      • Rush tickets are $15 for Alice Tully Hall screenings and $7 for all other venues.
      • Tickets will be available at the corresponding venue’s box office starting one hour prior to showtime. Quantities are limited, so we encourage you to arrive early.
      • The list of rush screenings will be announced in the daily festival newsletter and on the NYFF website each day for the next day’s screenings.
  • Stay Connected: The best ways to stay up-to-date with ticket availability are to subscribe to the festival newsletter, follow the festival on Twitter, and download the Film Society of Lincoln Center mobile app. We will also post any ticket updates in the Announcements area of the NYFF homepage once tickets are on sale.

Venue & Box Office Information

Alice Tully Hall
1941 Broadway (between 65th Street and 66th Street)
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.
Also open until 30 minutes after the start of any performance.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Our box offices open one half hour before the first screening and close 15 minutes after the start of the last show.

Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th Street, north side, upper level (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 W. 65th Street, south side (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Metropolitan Opera House – *Tickets for The Opera House must be purchased exclusive through the Met’s website or box office. 
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
Sunday: Noon – 6:00 p.m.

All venues are fully accessible for those who have concerns about disabilities. To make arrangements for wheelchair/companion seating:
• For screenings at Alice Tully Hall please, call (212) 671-4050
• For screenings at the Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, please call (212) 875-5201