• Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Weekend Rush Tickets

Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets Drawing

This season, $25 Rush Tickets are offered through a daily online drawing on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available for all performances, excepting the Opening Night and New Year’s Eve galas. Rush Tickets are no longer available at the Box Office or over the phone.

For a complete listing of Rush Ticket rules, click here.

Rush Ticket Drawing Process

Monday through Thursday Performances: Prospective ticket buyers can log on to the Met website and enter the drawing from 5 p.m. the evening before the performance up to 10 a.m. on the day of the performance. Winners will receive an email by 12 p.m. the day of the performance, and will be able to purchase up to two $25 tickets up until 2 hours before curtain time.

Friday through Saturday Performances: Prospective ticket buyers can log on to the Met website and enter the drawing from 5 p.m. on Thursday up to 10 a.m. on the Friday before the weekend performances. Winners will receive an email by 12 p.m. on Friday for that weekend’s performances, and will be able to purchase up to two $25 tickets up until 2 hours before the curtain time of that Friday’s performance.

Winners will only be allowed to win one performance every seven days. Winners are eligible to purchase up to two tickets per performance. Seat locations are random and non-negotiable. Some exclusions apply.

The Rush Tickets program, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Agnes Varis and her husband, Karl Leichtman, is supported by generous grants from The Agnes Varis Trust; Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Braddock; Betsy and Ed Cohen; Betsy and Alan D. Cohen; Judith-Ann Corrente and Wim Kooyker; Jane and Jerry del Missier; Marina Kellen French; Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa; Joan Granlund; Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate, Trustee; Marlene Hess and James Zirin; Karen and Kevin Kennedy; Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman; Richard S. Tedlow; Robert L. Turner; Barbara Walters, and Ann Ziff.

Additional support has been provided by The Russell Berrie Foundation and an Anonymous Donor.

Available Performances

For a complete listing of Rush Ticket rules, click here.