The Metropolitan Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists working in opera, including singers, conductors, composers, orchestra musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers. Nearly 800,000 people attend more than 200 performances in the opera house during the season, and millions more experience the Met through new media distribution initiatives and state-of-the-art technology. Under the leadership of General Manager Peter Gelb and Music Director James Levine, the Met engages the world’s greatest singers for productions staged by the most imaginative directors working in theater and opera. Every spot in the opera house is equipped with MetTitles, a small seat-back screen featuring subtitles in multiple languages.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Columbus Avenue at West 64th Street
Accessible Entry: The box office is accessible from the plaza level only. Wheelchair accessible routes to auditorium are accessible from the concourse level only, via the drop-off location. From the concourse, enter the hall through glass doors to access the elevator to the orchestra level.
Accessible Seating: Accessible seating in the orchestra and dress circle. Patrons who use wheelchairs and are able to transfer may purchase an orchestra aisle seat when ordering tickets. Specify your accessible seating requests when purchasing tickets to ensure accommodations.
Wheelchair Loans available for people to go to and from their seats on a first-come, first-served basis. No security deposit required; please ask an usher for assistance when you arrive.
Restrooms: Accessible women’s restrooms on concourse level, parterre, grand tier, and dress circle. Accessible men’s restrooms on parterre, grand tier, and dress circle.
Telephones: Available with TTY and volume control on concourse level only.
Water Fountains: Accessible on parterre, grand tier, and dress circle. Recessed on other levels. Cups available.
Braille & Large Print Programs: Available at all performances. Braille synopses are available for most operas. Contact an usher.
Assistive Listening Devices: Wireless headsets, which work with Personal PA FM receivers, are available. See the attendant at the coat check. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.
Specially designed titles system at the back of each seat offers continuous translation of the opera to each member of the audience.
Drinks and Dining
The Grand Tier Restaurant opens two hours prior to curtain to all Lincoln Center ticketholders and during intermission for Metropolitan Opera ticketholders. Reservations are required. Call 212.799.3400 for reservations. Patrons who use wheelchairs or those who wish to avoid steps must enter from the Concourse level and use the elevator.
Pre-curtain and intermission bars serving sandwiches, pastries, snacks, cocktails, coffee, and assorted beverages:
- Balcony Bar, the Revlon Bar (Grand Tier).
- Parterre Champagne Bar (exclusively serving the Parterre Boxes).
- Orchestra Bar (Orchestra level).
- Founder’s Hall Coffee bar also serving wine and champagne.