A view of the Met Opera stage from the Family Circle section

Daytime Access

Thank you for visiting the Metropolitan Opera during the 2018-19 season.

During the opera season, certain areas of the Metropolitan Opera House are open to the public, free of charge, on weekday mornings from 10 AM to 2 PM, and on Sundays from Noon to 4 PM. Visitors to the Met can walk up the famous grand staircase, admire the iconic crystal chandeliers, or visit our exhibitions downstairs. Photography is permitted in all public areas of the house, so it’s a great way for tourists or locals to capture a classic New York shot. A large television screen will give visitors a live look at what’s happening on the Met stage, where rehearsals take place every morning for the more than 200 opera performances the company presents each season.

Please note that because of final dress rehearsals or other scheduled events, there will be no public access to the lobby on the following days:

  • Monday, September 24, 2018
  • Monday, October 1, 2018
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2108
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • Monday, October 22, 2018
  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Monday, November 12, 2018
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Thursday, November 22, 2018
  • Friday, November 30, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Monday, December 17, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
  • Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
  • Sunday, March 24, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  • Monday, April 29, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • Sunday, April 28, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
  • Monday, May 6, 2019