NYFF56 Ticket Information

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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
Key Info
General Information
Festival Pass Fulfillment
If Beale Street Could Talk at the Apollo Theater
All Access Passes & Discount Packages
Standby and Rush Tickets
Venue & Box Office Information

How to Purchase Tickets

  • Online via schedule or film pages
  • 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.

Key Info

  • 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 or in advance.
  • 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 the list 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).
  • 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.

General Information

  • There is a maximum of two tickets per screening.
  • There is a $2.50 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 and the Apollo Theater are reserved seat houses
        • Best available seating begins at the front and moves toward the back. If you would like to make a seating preference tickets must be purchased in-person the at Alice Tully Hall box office.
      • Walter Reade Theater & Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center are general admission
  • Delivery Options
      • Print at Home (Free, Recommended): For the fastest and most convenient ticket delivery, we suggest print at home ticketing. Tickets will be sent to you via email within 48 hours.
      • Hold at the box office ($10 Fee): Tickets can be picked up at the venue’s corresponding box office.
  • Donations – 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, Spotlight on Documentary, On Cinema Talks
        • $20 Member & Student / $25 General Public
    • Retrospective, Revivals, Projections, Shorts
        • $12 Member & Student / $17 General Public
    • Convergence
        • Virtual Cinema Experiences (Virtual Reality Documentary Program & Fire Escape): $7 Member & Student / $10 General Public
        • VR Arcade: $20 Member & Student / $25 General Public
    • Gala Evenings
        • Opening Night: $75 Member & Student / $100 General Public
        • Closing Night & Centerpiece: $50 Member & Student / $75 General Public
    • HBO Director Dialogues, NYFF Live, and select Convergence programs (What Goes Up/Must Come Down, Frankenstein Al) will be free
        • Free tickets may be reserved online in advance of the event. Tickets will also 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.
    • All ticket prices are subject to change; Special pricing may apply to select programs and events.

If Beale Street Could Talk at the Apollo Theater

  • Tickets to the Apollo Theater screening on October 9 must be purchased through TicketMaster, here. Note: This screening is currently sold out.
  • Tickets are $20 Member & Student / $25 General Public
  • Standard Apollo venue fees will apply, including a $3.50 facility fee, $4 ticket fee for Members & Students / $7 ticket fee for General Public, and a 4% credit card fee.
  • Tickets will be available to FSLC members during your respective single ticket pre-sale period, and to the General Public on September 9 at noon. Members will receive the access code via email. If you are a member and did not receive, please contact your Member representative.

All-Access Pass

Festival Passes & Fulfillment

  • Festival passes are on sale now and quantities are limited. Pass benefits include one of the earliest pre-sale periods, waived ticket fees, and more. Purchase now before they sell out. Buy
  • If you have already purchased a Festival Pass:
      • Pass fulfillment instructions will be sent to you on August 22
      • Please note that the ticketing system will require you to log into your account to redeem your package during your assigned fulfillment period. To make your NYFF fulfillment experience as smooth as possible, please take this time to check your account information in advance and make sure your email and password are updated if needed. Login here.
      • As a reminder, if you’d like to purchase additional tickets on top of your pass quantity or to screenings in other festival sections, you may do so during your respective  member single ticket purchasing period.
      • Please note that online ticketing works best on laptop or desktop computers. At this time, online ticketing is not compatible with iPads or mobile phones.

Standby and Rush Tickets

  • Standby: In the event that advance tickets are no longer available to a specific screening, it will become Standby Only.
      • 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.
      • A list of current standby screenings will be updated continuously here. To best accommodate all interested ticket buyers, we will be trying to make more tickets available in advance of the festival. Please continue to check back.
      • 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.
      • 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)

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
• For medical needs, you may also contact [email protected]