Founded in 1883, the Metropolitan Opera
moved to its current home in Lincoln Center
in 1966. The Met stages over 200 productions, with an audience of more than 800,000 each season. Featuring some of the greatest voices in opera, ticket prices at The Met can be quite expensive, but these deals make The Met's world-class productions more affordable.
Getting Cheap Tickets for The Metropolitan Opera
- Rush Tickets: 200 orchestra level seats are available for $20 for most performances Monday through Thursday. Tickets are available at the box office two hours before curtain on the day of the performance.
- Standing Room Tickets: $20 Orchestra standing room tickets are available for $20 beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the performance at the box office and online. Family Circle Standing Room tickets are $15 on Saturdays (and Monday through Friday when the Family Circle is sold out). (Opening night, premieres, and gala standing room tickets are $35 for Orchestra Level and $25 in the Family Circle.)
- Student Discount Tickets: Full-time students 29 and under can purchase same-day tickets for $25 (weekday performances) to $35 (Friday and Saturday performances) at the box office beginning at 10 a.m.