A friend of mine recently introduced me to a great site where I can get half-priced tickets to all sorts of events (plays especially) in my area. It's called Goldstar Events. As I understand it, certain events can set aside a limited number of tickets to be sold through Goldstar for half-price and then you buy them through the site. When you join, you get weekly emails with a list of local events that you can purchase tickets to. The events range in price from $5 to $50 and I've found there's pretty much something for everyone (including several family friendly events), in LA there's even a couple places where you can get half-price massages. Unfortunately, the service is only in the Los Angeles area, the San Francisco area, Chicago, San Diego, and Las Vegas right now. But I thought I'd mention it anyway. I know it's allowed me to go to events I otherwise couldn't afford. You can get to the site here. Or, if you want to help me out, you can sign up via my referral link and they'll credit me $1. Enjoy! *edit* They do charge a per-ticket service fee, which varies depending on the price of the event.