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
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Jeff H. Dec-30-2018
Celebrating the holidays on two continents has always been a challenge and this year due to events beyond my control it involved a couple of back and forths... Read More
Holly W. Dec-30-2018
My second visit to the Met for Kirt Vile started badly when they started the show before the posted time of 8:00. Got a text from a friend who arrived just... Read More
Steve D. Jul-06-2019
I came to the Met to see Patty Smith which was an outstanding show. The venue is really nice and the sound is decent. The neighborhood provides ample... 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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