Tour the Met

Tours of the Met increase your understanding of how the company works. Backstage tours visit production areas not usually seen by the general public. Lincoln Center tours include the front of the house and the auditorium but do not go backstage.

Take a Backstage Tour

The Metropolitan Opera Guild Backstage Tours are held during the Met performance season at 3:00 pm on weekdays and Sundays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Tours are not held on days of final dress rehearsals, or other special events in the opera house.

For tickets and more information, please call 212-769-7028 or visit the Met Opera Guild calendar. Tickets are $22 for the General Public, $20 for Guild Members, and $18 for students & groups of 10 or more.

Members of the Patron Program (memberships begin at $2,500) are invited to take a VIP tour the opera house on selected dates throughout the opera season:  October-May.  Tours depart from the box office area on weekdays at 2:30 pm.  Saturday tours begin at 10:00 am and Sunday tours begin at 12:15 pm.  Tours last approximately 90 minutes.  Patron tours are complimentary.  For information and tour dates, please contact the Patron Office at 212-870-4502. 

Take a Tour of Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center Tours (which include the Met) are given every day. They do not include backstage areas, but sometimes include part of the auditorium. Please call 212-875-5350 or see the Lincoln Center Web site for more information. The charge for this tour is $18.00 per adult and $15 for students.