Discount ticket programs

Lyric invites everyone to experience our offerings with a variety of discount ticket programs, select pricing, and special 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 for operas, musicals, special events, and more.

NEXT college student tickets

Experience the magic of Lyric with $20 discount student tickets to select performances of operas, musicals, and special events. This free program is available to all full-time, degree-seeking college and graduate students. Sign up for email and text alerts to enjoy this discount.

NEXT Now student subscriptions offer the same great deal but allow you to choose the performances you want in advance. 

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Lyric Young Professionals (LYP)

Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of dynamic opera lovers (age 21–45) dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. LYP members have exclusive access to $35 Medley Series tickets.

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Lyric Young Professionals (LYP)

Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of dynamic opera lovers (age 21–45) dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. LYP members have exclusive access to $35 Medley Series tickets.

Learn more about Lyric Young Professionals

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 of teachers and school 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 a variety of other benefits for booking as a group.

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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 a variety of other benefits for booking as a group.

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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 Opera is pleased to make discount rush tickets available at 50% off two hours before curtain for performances where inventory allows. 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 Opera is pleased to make discount rush tickets available at 50% off two hours before curtain for performances where inventory allows. 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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