Performances for Students

Performances for Students offers the opportunity for teachers to take their students to see world-class performances at the Lyric Opera House. Contact Group Sales at 312.827.5720 or at for more information.

Tickets are $20 for Lyric mainstage performances on the following weekday matinees:

*Please note: All productions may contain mature content and themes.

Middle School and High School titles (Grades 6-12):

Thursday, November 21, 2024 at 2pm or Wednesday, November 27, 2024 at 2pm

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Servants Figaro and Susanna, along with the Countess, tangle with Count Almaviva in Mozart's rollicking study of human nature, The Marriage of Figaro. An internationally celebrated cast leads this production directed by Chicago legend Barbara Gaines and conducted by Erina Yashima in her Lyric debut.

Wednesday, March 19, 2025 or Thursday, April 3, 2025 at 2pm

La Bohème

La Bohème

The ultimate operatic love story, La Bohème at Lyric features a stellar cast, including sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Gabriella Reyes, tenor Pene Pati in his Lyric debut, and vibrant baritone Will Liverman. An unforgettable La Bohème performance awaits.

High School titles (Grades 9-12):

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 at 2pm



Giuseppe Verdi brings astounding intensity to the court jester Rigoletto, tragically obsessed with avenging his daughter Gilda’s dishonor. Music Director Enrique Mazzola conducts an outstanding cast including returning baritone Igor Golovatenko and Mane Galoyan and Javier Camarena in their Lyric debuts.

Wednesday, October 2, 2024 at 2pm



Enrique Mazzola conducts Beethoven's timeless political thriller in Matthew Ozawa’s production, praised as “transformative… a thoughtful examination of how we strive for the ideals of justice and freedom.” The radiant soprano Elza van den Heever is joined by tenor Russell Thomas and baritone Brian Mulligan.

Reserve student tickets

Complete this form and a member of the group sales team will contact you within 1-2 business days to confirm your order details.

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Note: All schools are automatically seated in the upper balcony

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Additional ticketing details

Tickets are $20 for students and chaperones in balcony seating while select inventory remains available. Once you reserve tickets, the group sales team will confirm your reservation. A non-refundable deposit will be required for groups of 50 or more. Final payment and headcount will be required 60-90 in advance of the performance unless otherwise discussed with group sales.

Can't make a student performance date listed above? Discounted student tickets are available for all performance dates, including contemporary works Blue and The Listeners which do not offer weekday matinees. Visit for details on the 2024/25 Season. Contact Lyric's Group Sales team at or at 312.827.5720 with questions.

Performances for Students Sponsors

Major Lyric Unlimited support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. 

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance

Mrs. James S. Aagaard

Anonymous Donor

John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation

Eisen Family Foundation

Dan J. Epstein

Judy Guitelman

Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation

Shirley and Benjamin Gould Endowment Fund

Dan and Caroline Grossman

John Hart and Carol Prins

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Matt and Carrie Parr/ PJT Partners

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Segal Family Foundation

Lyric Unlimited Chicago Public Schools Bus Scholarships are supported by the U.S. Bank Foundation and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance. 

Lyric Unlimited - Learning & Creative Engagement Sponsors

Anonymous Donor

Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund

Dr. Scholl Foundation

BMO Harris Bank Logo

Walter Family Foundation

The Richard P. & Susan Kiphart Family

Shure Charitable Trust

Eisen Family Foundation

Robert and Evelyn McCullen

Marsha Serlin and Jerry Sloan

Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.

Terry J. Medhurst

Mazza Foundation

Buehler Family Foundation

Wintrust Community Banks

Helen Brach Foundation

The Siragusa Family Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

Raynette and Ned Boshell

John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation

John Hart and Carol Prins

The Simon Family Foundation

Photo: Kyle Flubacker