Metropolitan Opera Rush

sciencegirl
Swing
joined:3/10/14
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/2/14 at 09:10pm
Not broadway, but show related...
Just curious to see if anyone has rush at the Met as I'm planning on going Thursday. Is it an easy rush? When did you rush and how early did you arrive?
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/2/14 at 09:42pm
Did it Monday. Easy rush got there at 845. But it was not a popular opera that day. Maybe 50 people there.


If you get there early there are nice marble benches to sit on (no back), bring something to sit on. they get cold. There are also outlets so you can charge your phone and or computer. It's also down stairs by the parking garage, so you are indoors out of the weather.
Updated On: 4/2/14 at 09:42 PM
beensince1987
Featured Actor
joined:2/3/11
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/2/14 at 11:20pm
They don't go on sale til 2 hours before the curtain, so you won't be able to buy til 5:30. If you get there 60-90 minutes before that, should be ok. You don't wanna be there in the morning.

Updated On: 4/2/14 at 11:20 PM
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/2/14 at 11:36pm
One thing, I noticed the people in the line tend to be very protective of the line . Make friends with the people in front and behind you in case you have to pee (there are clean, safe bathrooms available), or want to go to lunch. Some lady just wanted to sit on our bench to eat and the rest of the line got upset because they thought she was cutting. I mean really upset. I have heard stories of shouting matches breaking out. The opera folks don't mess around.
sciencegirl
Swing
joined:3/10/14
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/3/14 at 01:28pm
Thanks - I was wondering about the 8:45 time from the poster above. Guessing it was for a 1pm performance. Right?
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/3/14 at 01:31pm
No, it's an all day thing at the Met. You can come and go as long as you tell the people around you that you're leaving.

There is also student rush if you're a student. (You don't have to wait in the line for that.)
frogs_fan85
Broadway Legend
joined:12/3/05
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/3/14 at 02:15pm
FYI the rush tickets are only for Monday-Thursday performances. They do have rush for Friday and Saturday performances, but that is done via an online lottery that you must sign up for earlier in the week.
ARTc3
Broadway Star
joined:8/5/13
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/3/14 at 02:54pm
How much are the rush tickets?
ARTc3 formerly ARTc. Actually been a poster since 2004. My name isn't Art. Drop the "3" and say the signature and you'll understand.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Metropolitan Opera Rush
Posted: 4/3/14 at 05:52pm
No was an all day thing. Tickets are 20 each. Cash or credit

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