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The Metropolitan Opera House
The vibrant home of unparalleled theatre performances, The Metropolitan Opera prides itself on working with the most brilliant performers in the world. Each season, the Met stages more than 200 opera performances in Lincoln Center. The performance season welcomes over 800,000 people in attendance to the opera house while millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology.
The Metropolitan Opera is also home to the annual Spring season of American Ballet Theatre and regularly hosts touring opera and ballet companies.
Open to the Public
During the opera season, certain areas of the Metropolitan Opera House are open to the public for free on weekday mornings from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, and on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Visitors to the Met can walk up the famous grand staircase, admire the iconic crystal chandeliers, or visit the Gallery Met exhibitions. Tourists and locals alike are welcome to take photos and capture a souvenir New York shot. A large screen gives visitors a live look at what’s happening on the Met stage, where rehearsals take place every morning.
“Amazingly talented singers, unbelievable sets, great sound and wonderful acting. Can’t be beat!”
Getting to The Metropolitan Opera House
From 34 Street-Penn Station take the 1 subway train to 66th Street-Lincoln Subway Station. Then it’s just a quick, .2 mile walk to the Metropolitan Opera House.