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. Learn more about the Met Opera app here


American Ballet Theatre Rush Tickets

  • ABT rush tickets are not available on the Met Opera app and can only be purchased via the Met's website. 
  • ABT 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.