Metropolitan Opera House

Metropolitan Opera House

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023
3850 people


The Metropolitan Opera company was founded in 1883, and its first opera house was located at 39th Street and Broadway. The current venue opened at Lincoln Center in September 1996.

Wallace K. Harrison designed The Metropolitan Opera, which is the world's largest repertory opera house. Aside from Metropolitan Opera performances, the venue hosts the American Ballet Theatre during the summer, various touring opera and ballet companies, and concerts.

Artists ranging from Renée Fleming to Paul McCartney to Barbra Streisand have performed on the Metropolitan Opera House stage. By 2017, the venue had hosted more than 11,000 performances.

How to get to The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera House is located within the Lincoln Center performing arts plaza. The nearest subway stop is 66th St. - Lincoln Center on the 1 line. The closest bus stop is W 66th St./Columbus Av. on the M66 line.

What to wear to The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera does not have a strict dress code, but the company recommends professional yet comfortable clothing. Dressing up is historically the norm, especially at gala performances or opening-night premieres. Cocktail attire or formalwear are commonplace, though more casual attire is also permitted. Matinee performances tend to be slightly less formal, with business casual as the norm.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

Metropolitan Opera House30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, 10023
Nearest Subway Station66th Street (Lincoln Center) Station

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