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The Metropolitan Opera


The Metropolitan Opera, now in its 126th season, is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world. Known as the venue for the world’s greatest voices, the Met has been under the musical direction of James Levine since 1976. Levine is credited with having created one of opera’s finest orchestras and choruses.

Dressing Code

While there is no dress code at the Met, the theater recommends comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting. Attendees tend to dress more formally for Galas or openings of new productions, but this is optional.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers will not be admitted to the auditorium until intermission or on rare occasions when the Conductor has designated an appropriate interval for seating.


Food, drink and full bar is available before the performance and during intermission. Food and drink are not permitted in the house.


The accessible entrance and exit is on the Concourse level (Founders Hall) which provides elevator access to all seating areas.

Hearing Assistance

Wireless headsets to amplify sound are available at the coat check station on the South Concourse Level prior to every performance.

Elevators and Escalators

Elevator provides access to all levels.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access at Columbus Ave & West 64 entrance. Wheelchair assistance in Orchestra & Dress Circle only.


Grand Tier, Parterre, Dress Circle (incl. Concourse Level for women).

Coat Check

There is a coat check station located on the South Concourse level.