Lyric Opera offers a variety of discount ticket programs and offers for patrons of all ages.

Introduce a child to the opera with our specially priced tickets for young ones. Take a break from classes with $20 student tickets for college students. Mingle and network with other Lyric Young Professionals while subscribing to our specially-priced subscription series. Take advantage of our teacher discount for educators and administrators. Or sign up for our email list to get exclusive promo codes.

NEXT Student Tickets

NEXT is a free program for college and graduate students that offers $20 tickets when space is available. Sign up for email and text alerts to enjoy this discount.

NEXT Now offers the same great deal but allows you to choose the performances you want in advance. Select three or more operas, only $20 per ticket, and rest easy knowing that you will be here for all of the biggest moments of our season.

Valid student ID required.

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Lyric Young Professionals (LYP)

Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of 200 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. You don't need to be an opera expert or seasoned opera-goer to join! Lyric Young Professionals are between ages 21 and 45 and are looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera, and eager to join the Lyric family. As an LYP member, you get exclusive access to $35 Medley Series tickets.

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Lyric Young Professionals (LYP)

Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of 200 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. You don't need to be an opera expert or seasoned opera-goer to join! Lyric Young Professionals are between ages 21 and 45 and are looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera, and eager to join the Lyric family. As an LYP member, you get exclusive access to $35 Medley Series tickets.

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DEAL – Lyric Opera Educator Discount

DEAL — Discount for Educators and Administrators at Lyric — is a free program that offers $29 tickets to Chicago's dedicated community of educators and administrators. Sign up for email alerts to enjoy this discount program.

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Group Sales

From alumni groups to work outings, from social clubs to special celebrations, choose Lyric for your next group event and give your group the best of all of the performing arts in a single show! In addition to great discounts, you'll receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for group leaders

  • Complimentary bus parking

  • Recommendations for dining partners

  • Preferred reservations for backstage tours (subject to available dates)

  • The finest in customer service

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Group Sales

From alumni groups to work outings, from social clubs to special celebrations, choose Lyric for your next group event and give your group the best of all of the performing arts in a single show! In addition to great discounts, you'll receive:

  • Complimentary tickets for group leaders

  • Complimentary bus parking

  • Recommendations for dining partners

  • Preferred reservations for backstage tours (subject to available dates)

  • The finest in customer service

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Child Tickets

Introduce a young person in your life to the wonder of opera and start them early on the thrill of live music and theater performance! Lyric offers child tickets for school-age children up to age 17, priced from $20-50 for all opera performances. For more information on purchasing child tickets, our Audience Services staff is happy to assist you by phone at 312.827.5600.

(Please note: We ask that all children under 17 be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate babes in arms or lap-sitting. Child tickets are subject to availability and not retroactive to previous purchases.)

Rush Tickets

Lyric is pleased to set aside a limited number of rush tickets that are available two hours prior to most mainstage performances. Grab a friend, co-worker, or loved one, and make it a spontaneous opera date! Tickets are available for purchase at the Lyric Opera House Box Office or online.

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Rush Tickets

Lyric is pleased to set aside a limited number of rush tickets that are available two hours prior to most mainstage performances. Grab a friend, co-worker, or loved one, and make it a spontaneous opera date! Tickets are available for purchase at the Lyric Opera House Box Office or online.

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Teen Arts Pass (TAP)

With Teen Arts Pass (TAP), teens (ages 13-19) can experience Lyric with $5 rush tickets! 

TAP tickets are available for purchase at the Lyric Opera House Box Office starting one hour before curtain. Must be a registered Teen Arts Pass member and show your Teen Arts Pass ID to qualify. 

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Join our Email List for Exclusive Promo Codes

Stay connected with Lyric! Sign up for our email list to receive exclusive promo codes for discounts on your opera and musical tickets, along with behind-the-scenes interviews and videos, notifications of special events, important announcements, and more.