Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you encounter difficulty purchasing Rush tickets online, please contact 212-362-6000 for availability.
  • Subject to availability, $25 Rush Tickets are offered online on the day of the performance.
  • Tickets go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm. Rush tickets often sell out within minutes, especially for high demand performances.
  • 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.
  • Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days.
  • Rush tickets are not available for the New Year's Eve gala.
  • We also continue to provide affordable seating options in our Family Circle and Standing Room sections.
  • Read a complete listing of Rush Ticket rules.
  • Thu, Jan 24

    8:00 pm

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Béla Bartók

    Iolanta / Bluebeard’s Castle

    Nanasi; Yoncheva, Polenzani, Markov, Azizov, Kowaljow, Denoke, Finley

    Come back to this page at 12:00 PM to purchase Rush Tickets.

The Rush Ticket Program, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Agnes Varis and her husband, Karl Leichtman, is supported by generous grants from the Agnes Varis Trust, Jeanette Lerman Neubauer and Joe Neubauer, Mrs. Veronica Atkins, Betsy and Ed Cohen, Betsy and †Alan Cohn, Judith-Ann Corrente and Wim Kooyker, Jane and Jerry del Missier, Richard and Elizabeth Gilbert, Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshalltown, Iowa, Joan Granlund, Ekkehart Hassels-Weiler, Hermione Foundation, Laura Sloate Trustee, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, Mary and Michael Jaharis, Grant and Jacqui Smith, Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman, Ann Ziff.

Additional support has been provided by Dr. Joan Taub Ades and †Dr. Alan M. Ades, Agnieszka and Witold Balaban, M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Noreen and Kenneth Buckfire, William Buffett and Susan Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Callander, Angela Chao and Jim Breyer, Daniel C. Cochran and Gregory B. Sutphin, Mr. and Mrs. Diego De Giorgi, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Esteve, Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard, Sanford and Isanne Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen L. Green, Dennis Stattman and Beth Grosshans, Mr. and Mrs. Geoffrey Gund, The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Dr. David G. Knott and Françoise Girard, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis W. LaBarre, Dominique and Frédéric Laffont, Perk Hixon and Marguerite Lee, Adrienne and John Mars, Michael W. Michelson, William R. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Miller, Jr., Linda Mirels, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Montrone, Daisy Soros, Eva and Marc Stern, Kimberly V. Strauss, Lee Thaw Charitable Trust, Barry Tucker, Jan and Marica Vilcek, Lucille Werlinich.