Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

  • $25 Rush Tickets are offered daily online on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available on a first-come, first-served basis 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.
  • Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Some exclusions apply.
  • Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm.

To purchase Rush tickets, you must have a login. Please log in or register here.

For a complete listing of Rush Ticket rules, click here


If you are unable to reserve 2 tickets, there may only be single tickets left. If you are unable to reserve 1 ticket, it is because all remaining Rush tickets are currently in another customer’s cart.

Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:30 pm - 3:35 pm

SOLD OUT. Regularly priced tickets may still be available for purchase.

Don Carlo - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 pm - 11:35 pm

SOLD OUT. Regularly priced tickets may still be available for purchase.

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; Mercedes T. Bass; Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Braddock; Betsy and Ed Cohen; Betsy and Alan D. Cohn†; 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; Frayda and George Lindemann; Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer and Joseph Neubauer; Howard and Sarah Solomon; Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman; Richard S. Tedlow; Robert L. Turner; Barbara Walters, and Ann Ziff.

Additional support has been provided by The Arcaini Foundation; Frank A. Bennack, Jr.; Dr. Patrizia A. Cavazzoni; Daniel C. Cochran and Gregory B. Sutphin; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Hubbard; Cindy and Tod Johnson; Mrs. Joan C. Long; Mr. and Mrs. Ezra K. Zilkha; and an Anonymous Donor.