NEXT: Student Tickets at Lyric Opera

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NEXT dates just announced!

My Fair Lady
Thursday, May 18 at 7pm
Friday, May 19 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20 at 1:30pm
Saturday, May 20 at 7pm
Sunday, May 21 at 1:30pm

Want more shows for the same great price? Next NOW subscriptions are available!

Mon, Feb. 22 at 7:30
Thur, Feb. 25 at 2:00

Tues, Mar. 8 at 7:30

Mon, Feb. 22 at 7:30
Thur, Feb. 25 at 2:00

Tues, Mar. 8 at 7:30

New NEXT dates just announced!

My Fair Lady
Thursday, May 18 at 7pm
Friday, May 19 at 7pm
Saturday, May 20 at 1:30pm
Saturday, May 20 at 7pm
Sunday, May 21 at 1:30pm


A FREE program! Sign up for $20 tickets to select performances. 


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


After creating your account, select NEXT within My Account > Profile & Preferences > Interests.

When NEXT tickets become available, you will receive an email* announcement and your 2016/17 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 to your safe list.



Choose from the list of dates below to build your series of three or more operas — at just $20 a ticket.

Call Audience Services at 312.827.5600 to reserve your seats today!

The Magic Flute 
Friday, January 6 at 730pm
Sunday, January 22 at 2pm
Friday, January 27 at 730pm

Saturday, January 28 at 730pm
Monday, February 13 at 730pm
Friday, February 24 at 730pm

Tuesday, February 28 at 730pm
Monday, March 6 at 730pm
Wednesday, March 22 at 730pm

Eugene Onegin
Tuesday, March 14 at 730pm
Friday, March 17 at 730pm
Monday, March 20 at 730pm

My Fair Lady 
Friday, April 28 at 7pm
Friday, May 5 at 7pm
Tuesday, May 9 at 130pm

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.

NEXT Events

College Night — Eugene Onegin
Saturday, March 11
5:30 - 6:30pm
Malott Room

Join us for one of opera's most romantic masterpieces, Eugene Onegin on Saturday, March 11! Meet other young opera fans in the Malott Room of the Civic Opera House for an exclusive pre-show NEXT reception. Find out why Eugene Onegin is the best-loved operas from Tchaikovsky, the composer who gave us The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, the 1812 Overture, and so many more favorites!

Make sure to show your valid student ID and NEXT ticket at the door!

Lyric University Ambassadors


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. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016/17 Season, check back in Summer 2017 for more opportunities!

  • 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

  • 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

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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.

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.