2013 Spring Season * Metropolitan Opera House
How do we get to the Met?
The Met is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York
City, between West 62nd and 65th Streets and Columbus and Amsterdam
Avenues. For directions please visit http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/visit/index.aspx
for detailed information.
Where can we Park?
The Lincoln Center "park and lock" parking garage is located
underneath Lincoln Center. It is open to the public 24 hours a day
for individual parking. The entrances are on West 65th Street (between
Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues) and West 62nd Street (between Columbus
and Amsterdam Avenues).
For more information about individual parking, please call 1-877-909-PARK.
To make individual parking reservations within three weeks of a
performance date, please call Centercharge at
For Group Vehicles and Tour Bus parking contact
your bus company for information.
The wheelchair access entrance is on the Concourse level (Founders
Hall). There is a wheelchair accessible telephone in Founders Hall
and an accessible ladies’ rest room in Founders Hall and gentlemen
and ladies’ rest rooms on the Parterre, Grand Tier, and Dress
What is the dress code?
There is no dress code. People dress more formally for Galas or
openings of new productions, but this is optional. We recommend
comfortable clothing appropriate for a professional setting.
Are children allowed?
American Ballet Theatre welcomes children and families to experience
the magic of classical ballet during its performances at the Metropolitan
Opera House. While parents should use their discretion based on
maturity level of their children, ABT recommends that children be
at least 6 years of age to attend the Company’s performances
at the Met. In determining if your child should attend ABT, it is
important to know the child must be able to sit quietly and not
disrupt the performance for other patrons. For full guidelines,
What if we’re late to the performance?
Latecomers will not be admitted to the auditorium until intermission.
Warning chimes are sounded pre-performance and intermission at 8
minutes and 4 minutes prior to curtain. Audience members who leave
the auditorium during a performance will not be readmitted until
intermission. There are areas off the North and South sides of the
Orchestra level and in List Hall where latecomers may watch the
performance on color screens until intermission. The
Opera House opens thirty minutes prior to scheduled curtain times.
Please come at your earliest convenience to avoid delays.
Where can we eat?
American Ballet Theatre Group Sales Department
can, upon request provide a list of restaurants that are located
within the Lincoln Center area.
The Grand Tier Restaurant at The Met
Set within one of the most spectacular cultural destinations in
the world, The Grand Tier located in the Met provides an exceptional
dining experience. Enjoy contemporary cuisine by Chef Jeff Raider
for pre-curtain dining. Served in an atmosphere highlighted by spectacular
chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall an evening
at the Grand Tier is truly an experience. The Grand Tier Restaurant
at the Metropolitan Opera is open two hours prior to curtain to
all Lincoln Center ticket-holders for pre-curtain dining. To receive
information about group dining, catering and private event options,
please contact special events representative: Kathleen
Eubanks | 212 873 1602.
The Revlon Bar located on the Grand Tier Level
offers light snacks and a full-service bar. It is also open two
hours prior to curtain for pre-curtain and intermission dining.
Pre-curtain and intermission refreshment bars are
located on the Orchestra, Grand Tier and Family Circle levels. Snacks
are available. Please note that food and beverages are not permitted
in the auditorium.
Where can we purchase souvenirs?
ABT has Gift Boutiques located on the Orchestra Level and the Grand
Tier Level of the Theater (near the Revlon Bar) during performances
only. The Gift Boutiques are open one 1⁄2 hour prior to the
performance, during all intermissions and after the performance
for matinees only.
May we use our cell phones?
Patrons with cell phones, alarm watches and/or electronic paging
systems must turn them off prior to entering the auditorium.
May we take photos or record anything?
No, the photographing or recording of any performance, or the possession
of any device for such photographing or recording inside the theater,
without written permission of the management, is prohibited by law.
Offenders may be ejected and liable for damages and other lawful
remedies. Lights inside the auditorium are also prohibited. Ticket
holders using pen flashlights will be asked to discontinue the practice.
Where are the telephones and restrooms?
Public telephones are available on all levels except the Parterre.
Lounges and rest rooms are available on all seating levels. Additional
ladies’ rest rooms are available on the Family Circle and
Founders Hall levels.
Lost and Found
Found items may be turned in to an usher.
For lost items, inquiries should be made at the Chief Usher’s
Office on the day of the event. Therafter, please contact the Security
Office at 212-799-3100, extension 2499. Hours are Monday - Friday,
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Voice mail messages and inquiries will be returned
the following business day.