Metropolitan Opera Rush Tickets

Beginning October 24, in conjunction with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Carnegie Hall, and many other venues throughout the city, masking will be optional for all Met audience members.  For more information on health and safety policies, visit our commitment page.

  • 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.