40,000 Charlotte Hamilton Tickets Sold Out In 4 Hours – Here’s How To Still Get One


Broadway fans went into full frenzy mode yesterday morning as tickets for the popular musical “Hamilton” went on sale for the first time in Charlotte.

Blumenthal Performing Arts was planning on selling tickets starting yesterday morning at 8am in a randomized virtual waiting room system – if you signed up between 5am and 7:59am, you would be given a random place in line, allowing you to purchase your ticket when your number was called, starting at 8am.

The problem came in when roughly 8,000 bots flooded the website and temporarily shut down online ticket sales, according to a series of tweets posted by Blumenthal Performing Arts.

“We are so sorry for the continued delay in online sales for Hamilton in Charlotte,” Blumenthal tweeted shortly after 9:30 a.m., about 1.5 hours after ticket sales were supposed to start. “We have learned the technical issue is related to bot prevention software that detected more than 8,000 bots trying to influence the official on sale around 6 a.m.”

50 minutes later, they were finally able to get the issues cleared up and frustrated fans were finally able to start buying tickets;

Most people who were waiting in the virtual line for most of the morning were frustrated to say the least;

By 2pm in the afternoon, most of the 40,000 tickets were mostly sold out, save a few single seats on various dates and a handful of $434.50 VIP seats.

The company is now warning that some 3rd party websites are selling fake tickets and caution buyers to beware when buying from other websites.

At this time the only trusted site selling 3rd party Hamilton tickets is StubHub, which provides a money-back guarantee on any tickets purchased through their system.

Charlotte Hamilton tickets on Stubhub now range in price from $264 – $1,500

Blumenthal will also be putting a special 40 tickets on sale for $10 each just before each performance. You’ll have to download a special Hamilton app, then enter two days before each show date, and if your name is drawn, you can buy up to 2 tickets for $10 each.

Are you excited about Hamilton coming to Charlotte?



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