Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

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  • 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.
  • The Met reserves the right to change the terms of Rush Tickets and/or end the offer at any time without notice.