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Metropolitan Opera House New York

Metropolitan Opera House Tickets

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About the Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera House, New York is the largest repertory opera house in the world and a hub for international talent. This remarkable venue has been the home of the New York Metropolitan Opera since September 1966, when it was purpose-built for the company as part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. 

A new home for the Met Opera had been planned for decades after its original home, the 1883 Metropolitan Opera House on Broadway and 39th, became ill-suited to the company’s ever-expanding needs. 

Designed by Wallace K. Harrison, the Metropolitan Opera House has a striking arched exterior looking out over Lincoln Center Plaza. Inside, a white and red-carpeted staircase ascends from the lobby to the bars, restaurant and auditorium, where a gold-leaf covered ceiling is a breath-taking centerpiece.

The Met Opera’s world-leading technical facilities have allowed landmark productions including Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 La bohème to be enjoyed by New York audiences. It has even hosted rock concerts from the likes of Paul McCartney and The Who. With ground-breaking work from both its namesake company and the American Ballet Theatre gracing the stage, this iconic venue inspires thousands of visitors every year. 

Know Before You Go
• Coat check is $3 per item on the South Concourse
• Binoculars available to rent for $5 and ID deposit
• Seat cushions available to rent with an ID deposit
• Parterre Boxes have individual coat check
• Bars and restrooms are on every level. Additional ladies' restrooms on the Family Circle and Founders Hall levels
• Book pre-theater dining at The Grand Tier Restaurant online or by phone: 212-799-3400

Map and Address

30 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023

The Metropolitan Opera House is located on the Lincoln Center Plaza, in the heart of the Lincoln Center theater complex. Sitting between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, the Lincoln Center is a well-connected arts hub with plenty to explore, and a fantastic location for reaching the bright lights of nearby Broadway and Times Square. The wider Lincoln Square neighborhood is a vibrant cosmopolitan area with cafes, restaurants, shops and free entertainment to enjoy before your visit to the opera.
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