Lyric Opera of Chicago

NExT Discount Student Tickets

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$20 tickets to select performances. Regularly-priced tickets can cost over $200! (See current offers at right!)


Our NExT program is for full-time, degree-seeking college students 


When a performance becomes eligible for the NExT discount, offers and promo codes will be posted on this page in the right column. We'll also post offers on Facebook and Twitter or send an email. You must be registered for NExT this season to access the discounted tickets.


Promo codes will usually be posted no earlier than one week in advance of the performance (plenty of time to put your outfit together)

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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.

A note regarding guests: We love it when you bring fellow classmates to the opera! Each registrant can buy up to 4 tickets (depending on availability), but anyone holding a NExT ticket needs to show his or her college ID to enter. If you want to bring your mom, she has to buy a full-price ticket on her own; you two can meet up at intermission to review the act, and maybe she'll buy you a souvenir because, well, that's what moms are for.

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.

Lyric Opera NExT — Discount Student Tickets for the Next Generation is generously sponsored by an Anonymous DonorMr. and Mrs. Paul F. Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., The Brinson Foundation, Paul and Amy Carbone, Elaine Frank, Stephen A. Kaplan and Alyce K. Sigler, Komarek-Hyde-McQueen Foundation, NiSource, Nuveen Investments, Marian Phelps Pawlick, the Satter Family Foundation, Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.




Wednesday, April 30 at 1:30pm or 7pm

Click here and enter promo code NEXTSOM to access $20 Discount Student Tickets.