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
Tickets On Sale at 8:30 AM
Don Carlo - Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:00 pm - 11:35 pm
Tickets On Sale at 2:00 PM

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.