Seattle Opera - The SO Card: A 6-Ticket Flex Pass

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Seattle Opera.

the SO Card

Our most flexible tickets ever!

Planning your schedule a year in advance can be difficult, but experiencing unforgettable opera doesn’t have to be. That’s why we created the SO Card.

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Each SO Card is pre-loaded with six ticket credits to use for any Seattle Opera production. You decide how to use them. See six operas once, have three date nights, bring yourself and five friends to one performance—mix and match however you want. No need to commit to times and dates now; just give us a call the week before the opera you want to see and we will redeem your tickets.

The Premier SO Card


Six preloaded ticket credits for $145 each. Redeem for select Orchestra-level seats to any performance, including Saturdays.

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The Classic SO Card


Six preloaded ticket credits for $75 each. Redeem for select First Tier-level seats to any Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday performance.

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The Savvy SO Card


Six preloaded ticket credits for $50 each. Redeem for select Second Tier-level seats to any Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday performance.

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Enjoy these benefits with any SO Card:

  • Six ticket credits for any Seattle Opera production
  • Significant savings over buying individual tickets
  • Valid one year from purchase—even across seasons!
  • Booking on your terms: redeem day-of-show or up to a month in advance*
  • Freedom to see what you want, when you want
  • Easy booking online, by phone, or in person
  • No redemption or exchange fees

Buy now and redeem throughout the year for any of these upcoming operas:

Already purchased your SO Card? Credit redemptions are now available for Carmen. Redeem now

SO Card ticket credit redemption(s) for Carmen are now available. Can’t remember the number of credits you have remaining, or your SO Card level? Visit My Account for more details.


When can I start redeeming my SO Card for specific dates and seats?

Redemptions for each opera will open a few weeks before that opera's first performance. Redemptions for Carmen are now available. We'll email you when each opera becomes available to SO Card holders.

Can I select my own seat when I redeem?

Exact seating at the time of redemptions is done by the ticket office and may be restricted to certain zones within each seating level, which may differ from opera to opera. We will typically give you the best available seats that your Card is eligible for.

What if my plans change after I redeem?

No problem! SO Card buyers receive flexible exchanges. If you redeem a credit and then later need to exchange into a different performance, just let us know by email or phone. We'll send you new tickets (subject to availability) with no exchange fee.

I bought a SO.SAVVY card but my friends are only free on Saturday for this opera. Can we still go?

Yes! You can redeem for a higher priced seat or date (subject to availability) by paying the price difference between your SO Card's eligible seats and the seats you want. Just call us at 206.389.7676 to make arrangements.

Does the SO Card work for anything besides mainstage performances at McCaw Hall?

SO Card credits can be redeemed for mainstage performances or for chamber operas like O+E (June 2018), An American Dream (September 2017), The Combat (April 2017), and As One (November 2016) in smaller, more intimate venues. The SO Card is not valid for any non-performance events. It cannot be redeemed for classes, camps, workshops, BRAVO! events, donor events, special events such as Youth Opera Project presentations, or anything else that is not an opera performance.

I only have one credit remaining, but I want to bring a friend to the next opera. Help!

No problem! You have two options:

  • Reload your SO Card with 6 more credits. Credits bought as an SO Card refill expire one year from the date of refill, regardless of when the Card was originally purchased, so you can bring your friend to the next show AND enjoy another whole year of great opera!
  • Call us at 206.389.7676 to redeem your remaining credit and purchase an additional ticket. We'll seat you together.

I need an opera fix now! Can I redeem my SO Card for same-day tickets?

Yes! Bring your card to the McCaw Hall box office starting two hours before the performance. We'll redeem it in person and hand you tickets on the spot. Keep in mind that all SO Card redemptions are subject to availability, so it's possible that tickets in your eligible seating areas could be sold out. The earlier you can arrive, the better your chances. You can also redeem day-of over the phone at 206.389.7676. Performance days' hours are 10 AM to 6 PM on weekdays and 12 PM to 4 PM on Saturdays; our phone lines are closed on Sundays.