Weekday Rush Tickets
For the seventh season in a row, 200 Orchestra seats are made available for $20 for each regular Monday through Thursday performance, excluding galas and the opening nights of new productions. Fifty of these tickets are set aside for senior citizens.
General public: Rush Tickets can be purchased at the Met box office beginning two hours before curtain, subject to availability.
Senior citizens (65 and over) can reserve their tickets beginning at 10 am on the day of performance by visiting here, or by calling 212-362-6000. Weekday Rush tickets are available only via the Met website or by phone. This offer is restricted to two per order, and proof of age is required when tickets are picked up at the box office.
If no “Buy Tickets” button is visible, no senior Rush Tickets are currently available for that evening’s performance.
Weekend Rush Tickets
For Friday and Saturday performances, $25 Rush Tickets are offered through a weekly online drawing on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available for all weekend performances, again excepting galas and the opening nights of new productions.
You can sign up for the ticket drawing here every Monday at 10 am, through the end of the Met season.
The Rush Tickets program, initiated in 2006 by Dr. Agnes Varis and her husband, Karl Leichtman, is supported by generous grants from the Agnes Varis Trust, Betsy and Ed Cohen, Judith-Ann Corrente, Marlene Hess and James Zirin, Karen and Kevin Kennedy, Howard and Sarah Solomon, Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas F. Taubman, and Ann Ziff.
Additional support has been provided by the Russell Berrie Foundation.