Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets on the New Met Opera app

The Met Opera app is now available for download on mobile devices, offering users a new way to purchase rush tickets via an automated lottery. The Met website will continue to offer rush tickets until later this spring. Learn more about the Met Opera app here


Rush Tickets on

  • Rush tickets go on sale for Monday through Friday evening performances at noon, for matinees four hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2:00 pm.
  • Please be sure to log in before trying to purchase rush tickets. These tickets are only available online and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. You may print your tickets at home, download e-tickets to your phone, or pick them up at the box office window. 
  • Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Specific seat locations are chosen by the Met and are not negotiable.
  • Rush tickets often sell out within minutes, especially for high-demand performances. Rush tickets are not available for all performances.
  • If you encounter difficulty purchasing rush tickets online, please contact 212.362.6000 for availability and more information. We also continue to provide affordable ticket options in our Family Circle section.