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.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Metropolitan Opera HouseFee: Yes
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website, especially where Covid restrictions are in effect.
- 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
Category: Opera & Ballet
30 Lincoln Center Plz
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 362-6000
Tami C. Nov-07-2021
Ah MET dear MET how do I LOVE thee?! Let me count the ways... I've loved this world class opera theater since my young days as a professional coloratura... Read More
Genie M. Oct-31-2021
Spectacular! It was an honor to be at the Metropolitan Opera House and to see the works of the first black composer, Terence Blanchard! The theater and... Read More
Shawn F. Jul-14-2021
A marquee attraction for those who love live entertainment, the Metropolitan Opera has hosted numerous performances that I've enjoyed over the years.... Read More
Accommodations near Metropolitan Opera House:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|1 Local||66th Street / Lincoln Center Station||3 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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