Metropolitan Opera House

The Metropolitan Opera features about 30 performances each season

Entrance to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City
Entrance to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City cc licensed photo by Genista

New York City's Metropolitan Opera Company has been giving performances since 1883. Known as the 'Met' they feature around 30 different operas a wide range of musical genres throughout their season which runs from the latter part of September through to May. Performances are held Monday through Saturday evenings along with a Saturday afternoon matinee.

Performances are held Monday through Saturday evenings along with a Saturday afternoon matinee. The present home of the Metropolitan Opera is the magnificent Metropolitan Opera House, located at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Broadway. It seats about 3800 patrons with room for about another 195 standees and provides excellent acoustics. During the off season for the Met the Opera House hosts performances by the American Ballet Theatre and other touring ballets and operas.

If you don't have the opportunity to take in a performance, you can take a backstage tour or a Tour of the Lincoln Center for a fee. See Metropolitan Opera Backstage Tours for times and rates.

Nearby attractions include Central Park and Carnegie Hall

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Metropolitan Opera House Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA

Phone: (212) 362-6000

Official Website: Metropolitan Opera House

Metropolitan Opera House Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Incredible venue. We'll organized, high class, and great acoustics. Great views from various seating levels and great sound. The seats are comfortable and drinks accessible during intermissions. People attending the Opera were dressed quite well, not a casual clothing venue. If you're a tourist I'd wear your Sunday best no need to go super fancy. We saw lots of tuxedos and fancy dresses but also some "Sunday best". We would definitely attend this venue again. There's a restaurant inside the opera and also one the grounds, the Lincoln.
Nicole P - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating No kidding, coming to the Metropolitan Opera House was on my bucket list of things to do before I die. I bought my ticket several months in advance (the Grand Tier has a good balance of acoustics + view + price). The performance was absolutely marvelous! During the intermission it's difficult to get a drink unless you get there early, I really enjoyed standing on the terrace looking at all the opera goers and conversing with friends.
Iván Montejo - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating Always a great time here! An establishment that is beautifully taken care of. The orchestra was marvelous! The singers and actors were great! The show was a holiday show, my niece loved it and so did we.
F zk - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating Beautiful place inside and outside. The seatings are a bit narrow but not bad for long hours of opera. Bathrooms are clean and ushers are very nice and helpful. Magnificent place and definitely check it out if you get a chance!
MSJ - a month ago

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5 Star Rating We had a wonderful experience attending a performance of Turandot in a Panterre box. One of the fun parts about attending the opera is daydreaming about the night before you go. There isn’t much content available online showing the Panterre Box experience, so I wanted to include content here!
Meg Brodman - 2 months ago

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Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
1 Local66th Street / Lincoln Center Station3 minutes

How to get to Metropolitan Opera House by Subway

Take the 1 Local Subway Train to 66th Street / Lincoln Center Station and go south on Broadway and a slight right on Columbus Avenue to just past 64th Street. The Metropolitan Opera House is across the plaza on your right.

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