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
- Monday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Friday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Saturday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Category: Opera & Ballet
30 Lincoln Center Plz
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 362-6000
Yuri Y. May-19-2019
It's all been said already, mostly. One of the world's great venues for music, opera and dance. The Met is not a product of the 19th century and is not... Read More
Paul L. Mar-10-2019
I was too ambitious trying to cram in four operas in four days. I made three of them and La Fille du Régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) was easily the... Read More
Petty T. Jun-11-2019
I had the opportunity to catch The Jane Eyre ballet here last night and it was simply brilliant. The building itself is beautiful and you feel its culture... 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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