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New York

Metropolitan Opera House

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Metropolitan Opera House location and directions

Metropolitan Opera House

30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, United States, 10023

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, accessible listening devices, Braille and large print programs

About Metropolitan Opera House

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.

Metropolitan Opera House seating plan

Metropolitan Opera House seating plan

Past events at Metropolitan Opera House

Dec 31, 2023 - May 25, 2024
Jan 11 - May 11, 2024
Feb 28 - Jun 7, 2024
Apr 8 - May 2, 2024
Apr 23 - May 17, 2024
5 - May 31, 2024