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Customer service/BOX OFFICE
Regular Box Office hours are Monday-Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm
On all performance days, we open two hours before and close 1/2 hour past start time of performance.
For current safety information regarding performances please click here.
What audience safety protocols do I have to adhere to in order to attend a performance in Fall 2021?
We strive to ensure that every audience member has the best and safest experience possible and to protect the health of our performers and staff. In alignment with recent updates from California Department of Public Health, LA Opera has adopted a temporary vaccination-only policy as well as an indoor mask mandate.
These guidelines will be in effect beginning September 1, 2021 and will end as soon as they are no longer deemed necessary. For full guidelines please click here.
EXCHANGING YOUR TICKETS
Change of plans? Looks like rain? Surprise visit from the in-laws? No problem.
Subscribers can exchange their tickets to any of our mainstage shows and pay no fees, or they may donate the value of their ticket back to LA Opera as a tax-deductible donation. Currently any ticket holder can exchange your ticket free of charge in the 2021/22 Season.
You may exchange your tickets up to 48 hours in advance of a performance online, in person, by phone, fax or email. Emergency exchanges made between 2-48 prior to a curtain can only be completed in person, or by phone. Additional fees, rules and/or restrictions may apply. All exchanges may be subject to a seating price increase.
Ticket exchanges may be made by logging into to your account or by calling the Box Office at 213.972.8001 ext. 0.
DONATING TICKETS AS A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT
If you are unable to attend an opera, please consider donating your tickets to LA Opera for resale (We will miss you).
To donate your tickets call 213.972.8001. You will receive a receipt for this donation. You may also mail or fax your ticket donation. Tickets must arrive one hour before curtain time on the day of the performance to be considered a donation. The value of your tickets will be acknowledged as a charitable contribution after the performance. (This amount will not be applied toward donor benefits.)
Help us out: When you donate your tickets as soon as possible, this will increase our chances of reselling them.
tickets from cancelled or Postponed performances from the 2019/20 or 2020/21 season
I had a ticket to a performance affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the last two years.
The following performances from the 2019/20 season were cancelled:
- Roberto Devereux (March 14, 2020 performance only)
- Angel's Bone (May 1 - 3, 2020)
- Pelléas and Mélisande (May 2 - 23, 2020)
- Rodelinda (May 8, 2020)
- The Marriage of Figaro (June 6 - 28, 2020)
- Don Giovanni (January 30 - February 21, 2021)
- Breaking the Waves (February 27 - March 21, 2021)
- Veils for Desire (March 31, 2021)
- Tamerlano (April 30, 2021)
If you had purchased tickets to these performances, the amount paid for your tickets was automatically placed on your LA Opera account. Please check your email for information or contact the Box Office at email@example.com or 213.972.8001 Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Please consider donating the cost of your tickets to support The LA Opera Relief Fund, which will provide support for the hundreds of LA Opera artists, artisans and staff whose work and livelihood have been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Ticket donations are fully tax-deductible as LA Opera is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the greater good. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
To donate your tickets please email the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Donate My Tickets" in the subject line.
Additionally, you can make a one-time donation that will help see the company through this challenging time by visiting LAOpera.org/Donate.
The following performances originally scheduled for the 2020/21 season have been moved to the 2021/22 season and will be presented on the following dates:
- Il Trovatore (September 18 - October 10, 2021)
- Tannhäuser (October 16 - November 6, 2021)
- Get Out (October 30 - 31, 2021)
- Cinderella (November 20 - December 12, 2021)
- In Our Daughter's Eyes (April 14 - 17, 2022)
- Aida (May 21 - June 12, 2022)
- The Brightness of Light (June 18, 2022)
If you had tickets for any of the postponed performances above, they have automatically moved into the performances corresponding to those that you had purchased. If you have questions on your tickets or dates, please contact the Box Office at email@example.com or 213.972.8001 Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.
Thank you for your continued support of LA Opera. We look forward to welcoming you back to the opera as soon as we are cleared to do so again. For the latest updates and interesting and entertaining content during the shutdown, please follow LA Opera on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Oops! Did you misplace those tickets? (We can help you with that!)
Ticket buyers may call 213.972.8001 for the replacement of lost tickets for a fee of $2 per ticket. For your protection, replacement tickets can only be picked up at the Box Office directly before the performance.
ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE
Get the full story by joining other opera-goers at our complimentary pre-opera talks at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Each season, James Conlon’s pre-show talks are an enormously popular highlight of every performance he conducts. Since Stern Grand Hall is currently unavailable for large, stationary gatherings (due to COVID-19 restrictions), the pre-show talk for Tannhäuser has been reimagined.
This time, James Conlon’s Tannhäuser talk will be filmed and made available to watch from home. Look for the link to the pre-show talk to be posted here soon and in the event reminder email you receive before the date of your performance. Additionally, for all performances—the talk will be screened on large outdoor monitors on the Music Center Plaza for audiences to enjoy, beginning one hour before the opera.
BRING THE KIDS. FOR HALF PRICE
OK, so Get Out with live orchestra might be a bit intense for little Sofia, we get it, but we love having kids at the opera. We welcome children 9-17 years of age as we know they will love the music and spectacle of live opera. We want them to come so much that we offer half price tickets for this age group. We also have many other programs for families.
Since many operas contain adult subject matter, we suggest that parents check the webpage of the opera they are considering attending for any parental advisories as well as the opera synopsis. to make sure it is suitable for their child. (Still have questions? You can always call the box office at 213.972.8001)
Our mainstage operas are not suitable for children under 9 and you will not be allowed into the theater with a very young child. Although you can watch from the lobby, you will likely enjoy the performance better if you leave the little ones at home. We have many, many other ways for you to enjoy opera with your very young child. Click here to learn how.
THE FINE PRINT
We traditionally offer refunds for tickets in the event a performance is canceled. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering free exchanges or refunds provide you with more options for the 2021/22 season. If you have tickets to a performance that was cancelled due to the statewide effort to curb spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please see above. You also you may exchange or donate your tickets if you cannot attend a performance (see details above).
Artists, prices, schedule and programs are subject to change. (Life happens!)