NEXT: Student Tickets at Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera NEXT Discount Student Tickets

What is Lyric Opera NEXT?

NEXT is a FREE program that offers discount $20 student tickets to select performances of operas, musicals, and special events.

Who qualifies for NEXT?


Our NEXT program is for full-time, degree-seeking college and graduate students. Valid school email address and student ID are required.

How do I get tickets?


Sign up using the form below! When NEXT tickets become available, you will receive an email* announcement and your 2017/18 season NEXT promo code. You will need to enter this code every time you purchase tickets on a NEXT date to enjoy your discount.

*To ensure that our emails make it to your inbox, please add lyricmail@lyricopera.org to your safe list.

Join NEXT Today!

Upcoming NEXT Dates:


NEXT Now student subscription dates are available now!

Sign up for NEXT emails to be notified of eligible single-ticket dates and special events.


NEXT Now Student Subscription

NEXT Now — Discount Student Subscriptions


The NEXT program offers $20 student tickets (reg. price up to $229) on a rolling basis throughout the season — but you don't have to wait to reserve your seats now with a NEXT Now Season Ticket Package. Pick 3 or more of the dates below and call our Audience Services team at 312.827.5600 to lock down $20 seats to the performances of your choice.

Orphée et Eurydice
Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30pm 
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:30pm
Rigoletto
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
Die Walküre 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:30pm (Opening Night!) 
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:30pm
Tuesday, November 14 , 2017 at 5:30pm
The Pearl Fishers
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30pm
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm
Turandot
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30pm (Opening Night!)
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
I Puritani
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Così fan tutte 
Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm
Faust
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30pm
Jesus Christ Superstar
Thursday May 3, 2018 at 7pm 
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7pm
 
These exclusive $20 NEXT Now subscriptions are only available to full-time university students with a valid student ID. Tickets will be seated based on availability in Main Floor Rear and balcony sections. We cannot accommodate specific seating requests. Dates and sections subject to change based on availability.

Sign up for NEXT emails to be notified of NEXT Now dates, eligible single-ticket dates, and special events.

Where will I be seated and when will I receive my tickets?
Lyric will assign you the best available seats when your purchase your subscription. Your Print-At-Home tickets will be delivered to your inbox within 1-3 days.

May I exchange my NEXT Now series tickets?
Yes, exchanges are possible via phone with at least 5 days notice; your new date must be valid for the NEXT Now series. Fees may apply.

Can I purchase additional tickets for my friends?
Yes, you can buy multiple seats per production as long as your guests are also full-time, degree-seeking college or graduate students.


Student Events at Lyric Opera of Chicago

NEXT Events


Mark your calendars for College Night!


Join us on Friday, November 3 for Rigoletto, Verdi's famous tale of love, intrigue, and vengeance. Meet before the show in the Opera Club for refreshments and a Q&A session with a member of Lyric's creative team!

Tickets for this exclusive NEXT event will go on sale in October — stay tuned!

Sign up for NEXT emails to be notified of NEXT Now dates, eligible single-ticket dates, and special events.


Lyric University Ambassadors

Lyric University Ambassadors


Be the Voice of Lyric on Your Campus


Do you love promoting events, creating buzz, networking, and working for a cause you believe in? Are you an innovative and organized university student in Illinois?

If this sounds like you, apply to be part of the Lyric University Ambassadors team and be part of building the NEXT generation of opera lovers on your campus.

Applications for the 2017/18 Lyric University Ambassadors are now open! Deadline is September 7 at midnight.

APPLY NOW

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Elevate awareness of Lyric's NEXT program among your classmates
  • Distribute flyers, posters, and swag on your campus
  • Organize and promote College Night events
  • Share your excitement for the upcoming season on your favorite social media platforms

BENEFITS:
  • Gain real-world event marketing experience
  • Make an impact on your campus
  • Network with and learn from Lyric staff members
  • Free admission to Lyric productions and events


 

Join Lyric Opera NEXT today!





NEXT is a program for full-time, degree-seeking college students only. (Sorry, discount not valid for continuing ed, part-time, and high school students.) All NEXT ticket holders will be asked to show a valid college ID upon entering the theater.

Tickets are sold in advance; online purchases only. No rush tickets. Seat locations are assigned on a first-come, first-seated basis and cannot be changed after purchase.

NEXT is supported by Lead Sponsor The Grainger Foundation and cosponsors an Anonymous Donor, Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., T. G. Bligh Foundation Fund, The Brinson Foundation, Mark E. Ferguson and Elizabeth B. Yntema Ferguson, Elaine Frank, J. Douglas Gray, Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O’Leary, the Komarek-Hyde-McQueen Foundation/Patricia Hyde, NiSource, Satter Family Foundation, Mary Sue and Michael Shannon, and the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.


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