To get cheap admission tickets for local events, buy tickets in advance or wait until the last minute. There are several deal providers that offer both early bird and last-minute discounts, according to CNBC.
Tickets for events such as concerts for popular artists and bands tend to get more expensive as the event date approaches. Therefore, it can help to buy tickets for these events early on. Some credit card companies also offer discounts for early bird cardholders. Look into early access discounts that the card issuer offers.
There are a few websites that offer deals on tickets for local events. For example, SeatGeek collects data for various sporting events and concerts and predicts ticket prices based on the available supply and current demand, as reported by Time magazine. Users can sign up for a free account and receive e-mails when ticket prices are predicted to go down.
Ticket prices often drop as events approach, notes SeatGeek. Sporting and theater events often have high supplies of tickets compared to the demand of those tickets, so buyers can often find last minute deals. Although concert prices for very popular artists usually go up before the concert date, many concert goers can find deals on the day of the event, especially if the venue is large or the artist is relatively obscure.