Skip to main content
Full Menu

Theater and movie tickets

The UFT's Just for Fun department offers discounts to UFT members on theater and movie tickets.

NOTE $1 SERVICE FEE: Tickets for stage performances, sporting events or any event of a commercial nature require a service fee of $1 per event (not per ticket). Tickets are mailed two weeks prior to the date of an event. For undated passes and discounts, allow three weeks for processing. No cancellations or refunds.

Discount movie tickets

The United Federation of Teachers is pleased to offer UFT members discounted movie tickets for Premium United Artist Theaters and Regal Cinemas, at $10 each. We also have discounted tickets available to Bow Tie Theaters for $8.50 each, and, Cinepolis Theaters for $10 each. Tickets are unrestricted and do not expire, but, surcharges may be added at the theater for 3D, I-MAX, special events and certain locations.

  • Premium United Artist /Regal Cinemas have theaters in all five boroughs and elsewhere.
  • BowTie theaters are in Long Island, Westchester and New Jersey.
  • Cineopolis is the former Clearview Cinema Theater on West 23rd St. and 8th Ave. in Chelsea. 

All of these discounted tickets can be purchased on our website by clicking the box below, or, through the UFT Mobile app. However, you must be logged in to the website or the app to complete your transaction and you must use a credit/debit card for payment. You can also purchase these tickets through the mail using the form below. Please be sure to include your member ID number, your name and contact information, and your payment which must be in the form of a check or money order.

These are not e-tickets, they are actual theater tickets and processing your request(s) can take time but we will do everything we can to ensure you receive them in a timely manner. Also, ticket requests are processed on a first come first serve basis, if you have any questions or experience any problems, please call (212) 598-6864.

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing health crisis we will NOT be processing in-person transactions nor will we be accepting any cash payments until further notice**

Buy tickets online with a credit card

(Please note: You must be logged into the UFT website to purchase tickets online.)

TO PURCHASE TICKETS BY MAILdownload this form »

Theater discounts

Blue Man Group discounts

The Blue Man Group, a long-running, critically-acclaimed, highly-entertaining piece of performance art at the Astor Place Theatre at 434 Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan is offering discounts to UFT members. This wildly popular phenomenon delivers an unforgettable multi-sensory experience that has entertained thousands over the last 25 years of the show. Save 25% on tickets to Blue Man Group, ($64, regularly $85) at the website or purchase tickets at the theater (which is right across the street from the Public Theater), to save convenience fees.

EDUCATOR GROUP DISCOUNTS: A special $59 student rate includes all fees and the best seats available. Classroom education guides are available. Q&As with performers can be arranged as well as daytime 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows. Blue Man Group is an official vendor with the DOE and is happy to accept purchase orders. For these special class trips, call 212-260-8993 or visit

Plum Benefits: Theater and special events codes

Plum Benefits offers exclusive discounts of up to 50 percent off tickets and up to 60 percent off hotels, with access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and more. Sign up at Plum Benefits with the code ac1221094.

**PLEASE NOTE: Additional UFT Member only discounts to shows both on and off Broadway and beyond, can be found in Member Discounts under Entertainment, however, you must be logged in to the UFT website or UFT Mobile app to access them**