We’re so glad you’re here because that means you want to attend a performance (and we love that about you). Current LA Opera employees receive:  

  • A standard 20% discount off packages or tickets with no ticketing fees  
  • Advance complimentary tickets* 
  • The ability to attend performances on a standby basis for free* 

*Based on availability, plus other pesky rules and regulations apply; please see below for details.  


We send advance complimentary ticket offers via email whenever we have enough inventory to do so. Offers vary, both in the number of tickets and manner of redeeming the offer. Typically, the offer is for two tickets per employee. 

Instructions: You’ll be given and link to a webpage where you will be asked to enter your email address associated with your account (hint: it’s the same one that we used to send you the offer) and your password. If you do not know or forgot your password, click “forgot password” to reset it. Don’t click “I don’t have an account” or else you will not be able to take advantage of employee offers. 

STANDBY TICKETS (Formerly known as “2@2”)  

Current employees not working a performance may go to the box office beginning two hours prior to a performance with their LA Opera employee ID badge and request two complimentary tickets to be used by an employee and their guest only.  

Current employees who are working a performance (example: performing in the orchestra or working backstage during a performance) may go to the box office with their LA Opera employee ID badge beginning two hours prior to a performance and request one complimentary ticket to be used by their guest, like a close friend, date, family member or agent/manager. 

TO DO: Get your sticker 

To redeem standby tickets, you will need a sticker on the back of your Music Center badge containing your unique ticket ID number (also your Tessitura account number). If you were hired after 2019, you probably haven’t received such a sticker yet. 

If you don’t have a sticker:  

  • Admin staff: please visit the box office window during regular box office hours. 
  • Non-admin staff and artists: please contact your manager here at LA Opera. 


  • Attend early in the run and shoot for mid-week for the best availability. Sundays typically have the least availability.  
  • Before coming to the theater, check the website to get an idea of how full the performance is. When in doubt, call the Box Office at 213.972.8001 for advice. 
  • Arrive early. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis.  
  • To expedite the line: Have your ID out and ready before you reach the Box Office window and be ready to let the box office staff know if you receive 1 ticket (because you are working the performance and can't sit with your guest) or 2 tickets (because you are watching the performance with your guest).  


Current LA Opera employees receive 20% off any LA Opera single or package ticket purchase with valid LA Opera employee ID and box office issued sticker applied to the back. Call the box office to redeem at 213.972.8001. (not available online) 

RULES AND REGULATIONS (yeah, they stink, but we have to) 

  • This program is available to those with a current and valid LA Opera ID only 
  • Complimentary tickets are not transferable to another party 
  • Standby tickets are to be exclusively used by an employee and one guest; or just one guest if the employee is working  
  • Advance comp tickets will only be issued digitally to the email address we have on file through your HR records; you are able to forward them to your guests 
  • Employees may not use will-call to distribute tickets  
  • Tickets purchased with the employee discount may not be resold 
  • All tickets are subject to availability as determined by the marketing department based on sales trends. If receiving comps, you may not select your own seats and tickets are not guaranteed (see “Tips” above)  
  • Attending employees and their guests must wear business or cocktail attire for performances 
  • Employees and their guests are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to curtain  
  • Employees and their guests are required to be courteous to other audience members and working staff at all times. No talking, eating, drinking or otherwise disturbing others during the performance; mobile devices should be silenced and turned off 
  • Employees and their guests must be vaccinated against Covid 19 (even if audiences don’t), free of any symptoms of illness and additionally follow LA Opera’s current Covid guidelines for attending 

By taking advantage of complimentary or discounted tickets offered to employees, you agree to comply with all the above. Employees who do not comply themselves or who have guests who violate these rules may temporarily or permanently lose the opportunity to receive employee ticket benefits.