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Rush

Rush

Rush

Overview

Offering student and senior Rush Tickets is a way for LA Opera to provide inexpensive tickets just before curtain to people on a limited income. Whenever a performance looks like it's not going to sell out, the Company releases a limited number of seats throughout the house for sale at a discounted price. The number of tickets released varies based on availability for that Performance.

The decision whether or not to sell rush tickets is made the morning of the performance or, in the case of weekend performances, on the Friday prior. Students and Seniors interested in rush tickets can call the Box Office at 213.972.8001 in advance to find out whether or not rush tickets will be on sale.

 

SENIOR RUSH TICKETS

  • Senior Rush Tickets are 50% off original ticket prices for selected seating sections/prices of offered performances.
  • The Box Office will accept cash or credit cards for Senior Rush tickets. NO CHECKS.
  • Senior Rush Tickets will be sold between 4pm and 6pm for evening performances and between 10 am and noon for matinee performances.
  • Seniors are 65 years or older. Valid I.D. required.
  • All parties must be present when buying tickets.
  • Tickets limited to one (1) per valid I.D.
  • All Rush Tickets are sold at the discretion of the Box Office, who determines the performances, seating locations, and number of Rush Tickets offered.

STUDENT RUSH TICKETS

  • Student Rush Tickets are $25.
  • The Box Office will accept cash or credit cards for Student Rush tickets. NO CHECKS.
  • Student Rush Tickets will be sold between 4pm and 6pm for evening performances and between 10 am and noon for matinee performances.
  • Available to High School, College, and University students. Each student must present proof of current, full-time enrollment.
  • All parties must be present when buying tickets.
  • All Rush Tickets are sold at the discretion of the Box Office, who determines the performances, seating locations, and number of Rush Tickets offered.
  • Join Opera U and receive special rush offers to select performances.

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TIPS ON RUSH TICKETS

  • Call ahead. Check in with the Box Office at 213.972.8001 to see if rush tickets will be available.
  • Come early. When a limited number of seats are released, you have a better chance of getting in if you come early. Plus, parking is easier; you can leisurely grab a sandwich on the Plaza; and you can attend the pre-performance lecture one hour prior to curtain.
  • Avoid matinees. The matinee subscription series is our most heavily sold package and many of the matinees sell out. It's a rare occurrence when we offer Student / Senior Rush for matinees, but you can always check in with Audience Services to be certain.
  • Avoid Rush Tickets for blockbuster operas. The big name operas almost always sell out. Titles like Tosca, Parsifal, The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, etc. are extremely popular, and frequently there are no seats left for rush sales.
  • Avoid missing your favorite opera by buying ahead with tickets starting at just $19. 
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LA OPERA'S RUSH POLICY

LA Opera's goal is to make it as easy as possible for students and seniors to know in advance how many seats will be available and when.

The Company will announce IF Rush Tickets will be available for a given performance and  HOW MANY seats will be available at the Rush price for a given performance.

The Box Office is notified on the morning of the performance or on the preceding Friday for weekend performances. A sign is posted in the far-left Box Office window with that performance's Rush Ticket quantity two hours prior to curtain. Often an usher will assist by counting off people waiting in line, so that everyone knows in advance whether or not they will be able to purchase at the Rush price. 

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