$35 tickets are available in the Second Tier Side Upper for every performance at McCaw Hall unless otherwise specified. These seats typically sell out quickly so we highly recommend purchasing them as far in advance as possible.
Availability of $35 tickets (this information is updated monthly so availability listed is subject to change):
RUSH PROGRAMS (UPDATED!)
Rush is day-of-show tickets offered at a steep discount from remaining inventory. In the interest of making opera accessible for all, Seattle Opera has expanded this program to meet the changing needs of our community and create an equitable experience for opera-goers of all means. To see if you qualify please read below, or contact Audience Services at 206.389.7676, available Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, or by email at email@example.com
Senior Rush: $45 day-of, limit 1 per senior
Community Rush: $35 day-of, limit 2 per eligible patron (New for 2019/20!)
- Arts industry professionals
- Non-profit employees serving the region in cultural attractions, environment endeavors, community service, disabilities, or other philanthropic work.
- Police, fire-fighters, EMTs, military & other civil servants
- Patrons with income-based necessity
Student Rush: $25 day-of, limit 1 per student
- Full or part-time students who are working towards a degree or certificate at an acredited university or college.
How do I sign up?
Those who are eligible will be able to sign up for Rush beginning in mid-July. In order to participate all eligible patrons will need to complete a form and provide verification documents or ID. Acceptable forms of verifcation include work ID, union card, recent pay stub, valid ORCA LIFT cards, Apple Health cards, EBT cards, a current Employment sercurity paystub, military ID, business card, school ID etc.
Rush availability for each mainstage opera will be posted approximately two days before each performance and will be updated whenever a change occurs.
Rush is not offered for chamber operas such as The Falling and the Rising.
Seattle Opera offers standing room tickets for all performances at McCaw Hall. For the 2019/20 main season, standing room tickets are $20 per person. Standing room is in the back of the Orchestra and you do, literally, stand throughout the performance. You may not sit in any unoccupied seats, but there is a padded rail to lean against. Standing room tickets become available on the day of the performance or, for Sunday performances, one day before. To purchase standing room tickets, call the Ticket Office at 206.389.7676 or visit our administrative offices at 363 Mercer St. on the day of the show starting when the ticket office opens (10 AM for weekday performance days; 1 PM for Saturday performance days). Standing room tickets are not available online. Please be aware that the English translations are not visible from the standing room location in the back of the Orchestra seating, and that availability is extremely limited.
Children's Tickets & Family Day
At least once a year, Seattle Opera designates a Sunday "Family Day" matinee. For these specially designated performances in the 2019/20 season, students 18 and under in the company of an adult pay only $20 for almost any seat. Family Days also feature special student-oriented activities before the performance and/or during intermission, such as a costume dress-up station or the chance to interact with members of the chorus and orchestra.
Upcoming Family Day performances are:
Please note: Valid student ID or proof of age is required for entry. At least one full price adult ticket must be purchased with EVERY student ticket order. Adult and $20 tickets must be in the same seating zone on the same performance date. Limit four $20 student tickets for each full price adult ticket purchased. Student tickets are not available in the Dress Circle, Orchestra Center Aisle, and $35 Second Tier seating sections.
Military personnel with valid ID save 15% on single tickets to any Seattle Opera mainstage performance at McCaw Hall. Limit two discounted tickets per Military ID. Use promo code SODUTIFUL15 when ordering online, over the phone at 206.389.7676, or in person. Tickets will be held at will call and Military ID must be presented when picking up the tickets at the Box Office.
Military discount is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or gift certificates or applied to previously purchased tickets. Not valid in the Dress Circle Preferred, Orchestra Center Aisle, or Second Tier seating areas.
Teachers with valid ID save 15% on single tickets to any Seattle Opera mainstage performance at McCaw Hall. Limit two discounted tickets per educator ID. Use promo code SOSMART15 when ordering online, over the phone at 206.389.7676, or in person. Tickets will be held at will call and educator ID must be presented when picking up the tickets at the Box Office.
Educator discount is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other discounts, promotions, or gift certificates, or applied to previously purchased tickets. Valid for mainstage performances only; not valid for dress rehearsals or any other non-mainstage production. Not valid in the Dress Circle Preferred, Orchestra Center Aisle, or Second Tier seating areas.
Many employees of Puget Sound companies are eligible to receive Seattle Opera ticket discounts. Seattle Opera works with benefits provider Passport Unlimited to offer 20% discounts to employees of local companies including Microsoft, Swedish, BECU, Apple, Google, T-Mobile, Franciscan Health, and many more. Employees of these companies should log into their passport portal to access their ticket discount information. Learn more from your HR department and ask if your company participates in the Passport program.
Seattle Opera is a proud participant in Seattle Center's Teen Tix program. When available, enrolled teens can purchase opera tickets for $5 on the day of the performance, one ticket per member. Teen Tix tickets are subject to availability and are only available when Student and Senior Rush tickets are also available; please check the Student and Senior Rush availability listed above. If a performance is sold out or close to sold out, Teen Tix will not be available.
Day-of-show ticket availability at Seattle Opera is often limited. We strongly recommend calling the ticket office in advance to ask whether there will be Teen Tix tickets available for any given performance. Because Seattle Opera does not conduct regular box office hours on Sundays, Teen Tix members who wish to purchase tickets for a Sunday performance may call to purchase tickets on the Saturday prior to the Sunday performance they wish to see.
THE TEEN TIX PROGRAM