From Long Island:
Take the Long Island Expressway to the Midtown Tunnel. Follow signs to Uptown/West Side and cross at 34th St. to 10th Ave. Make a right on 10th Ave. and continue until it becomes Amsterdam Ave. Then turn right on West 62nd St., and look for parking on the left.
From Southern New Jersey:
Take the Lincoln Tunnel and merge left onto Dyer Ave. Turn left onto West 42nd St. Then make a right on 10th Ave. and continue until it becomes Amsterdam Ave. Turn right at West 62nd St., and parking is on the left.
Follow the Holland Tunnel to Exit 1. Take Laight St. to the West Side Hwy., and keep right. Turn right onto West 56th St., then make a left at 11th Ave. Turn right on West 65th St. and go across Amsterdam Ave. Look for parking on the right.
From Northern New Jersey:
Follow I-95 North to the Henry Hudson Pkwy./178th St. exit. Merge onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. heading south. Then exit at 79th St. and head east. Turn right onto Broadway. Make a right at 65th St. onto Columbus Ave. and continue to West 62nd St. Turn right at West 62nd St. and look for parking on the right.
From Southern Connecticut:
Follow I-95 to the Cross Bronx Expressway. Take the last Manhattan exit and continue to the Henry Hudson Pkwy heading south. Then exit at West 79th St. and head east. Turn right at Broadway. At 65th. St., turn right onto Columbus Ave. and continue to West 62nd St. Make a right onto West 62nd St. and parking is on the right.
From Westchester County:
Follow Route 9 South until it becomes the Henry Hudson Pkwy. Continue until the West 79th St. exit. Head east and turn right onto Broadway Ave. Make another right at 65th St. onto Columbus Ave., and follow it to West 62nd St. Look for parking on the right.
From Upstate New York:
Take the NY State Thruway south to Palisades Pkwy. Head south to the George Washington Bridge. Cross the bridge and continue onto the Henry Hudson Pkwy. heading south. Exit at 79th St., make a right on Broadway. At 65th St., turn right onto Columbus Ave. Follow Columbus Ave. and turn right at West 62nd St. Parking is on the right.
Lincoln Center has a parking garage on 62nd St. between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. For information about fees and additional details, please call 212.874.9021.
The public transit system offers several ways to get to the theater.
Take the 1 train to 66th St./Lincoln Center station.
Use the M5, M7, M10, M20, M66, M104, or BxM2 lines to Lincoln Center.
Please leave large bags at home. All bags are subject to search at the entrance.
The use of cameras and recording devices inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
Remember to turn off any phones or alarms before entering the theater.
Children attending a perfomance must have a ticket to enter. If a child becomes disruptive, you may be asked to switch locations.
The Metropolitan Opera House provides a variety of dining options, from lighter fare to formal cuisine, both pre-curtain and during intermission. There are also bar services available for patrons. To make reservations at the Grand Tier Resturant, call 212.799.3400.
Accessible parking is located in the Yellow Section of the parking garage. For parking reservations, call 212.721.6500 or 212.875.5179. To reserve wheelchair accessible seating, please call 212.799.3100 ext. 2480. Inside the facility, look for accessible restrooms on the Dress Circle, Parterre, and Founder's Hall levels.
Guests can purchase Met souvenirs to remember their opera experience in the Met Opera Shop in the north lobby. For information, call the store at 212.580.4090, or visit www.metoperashop.org.
Do not bring outside food or beverages into the theater.
Doors open 45 minutes before a performance.
Please do not bring outside food or beverages into the facility.
Look for restrooms on every level inside the facility. You'll find additional ladies' restrooms on the Family Circle and Founder's Hall levels.
The Metropolitan Opera House can accommodate 3,800 seated guests, and an additional 175 visitors standing.
There's no smoking allowed in the auditorium.
The box office is located in the front lobby. Business hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern time. During matinees, the box office opens at 9:00 a.m.
To pick up will call tickets, head to the North Box Office on the Plaza Level. Office hours are Monday - Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.