• Rush Ticket Updated

Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

The Rush Ticket program has been changed for the 2014–15 season. In response to audience feedback, we are no longer offering tickets via online drawing. Instead, tickets are being sold on the Met website on a first-come, first-served basis.

This season, $25 Rush Tickets are offered daily online 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.

Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 p.m.  

For a complete listing of Rush Ticket rules, click here

Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. 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.


If on the next page you receive a message that you are unable to reserve tickets, please try to purchase a smaller quantity. If you receive the message a second time, it is because all remaining Rush tickets are being purchased by other customers.

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