Ways to Save

College and graduate students

College and graduate students NEXT is a free program for college and graduate students that offers $20 tickets when space is available. Sign up for email and text alerts to enjoy this discount. 

NEXT Now offers the same great deal but allows you to choose the performances you want in advance. Select three or more operas, only $20 per ticket, and rest easy knowing that you will be here for all of the biggest moments of our season.

Valid student ID required.
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Young Professionals

Young Professionals If you are 21-45 years old, join Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) to be part of a group of dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building a new generation of opera supporters. As a member of LYP, you will be eligible for $35 best available seats with the LYP Medley Series.
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DEAL Discount for Educators and Administrators at Lyric (DEAL) is a free program that offers $29 tickets to Chicago's dedicated community of educators and administrators. Sign up for email alerts to enjoy this discount.
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Group Sales

Group Sales From alumni groups to work outings, from social clubs to special celebrations, choose Lyric for your next group event and give your group the best of all of the performing arts in a single show! In addition to great discounts, you'll receive:
  • Complimentary tickets for group leaders
  • Complimentary bus parking
  • Recommendations for dining partners
  • Preferred reservations for backstage tours (subject to available dates)
  • The finest in customer service
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Child Tickets

Child Tickets Introduce a young person in your life to the wonder of opera and start them early on the thrill of live music and theater performance! Lyric offers child tickets for school-age children up to age 17, priced from $20-50 for all opera performances. For more information on purchasing child tickets, our Audience Services staff is happy to assist you by phone at 312.827.5600.

(Please note: We ask that all children under 17 be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate babes in arms or lap-sitting. Child tickets are subject to availability and not retroactive to previous purchases.)

Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets Lyric is pleased to set aside a limited number of rush tickets that are available two hours prior to most mainstage performances. Grab a friend, co-worker, or loved one, and make it a spontaneous opera date! Tickets are available for purchase at the Civic Opera House Box Office or online.
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Teen Arts Pass (TAP)

Teen Arts Pass (TAP) With Teen Arts Pass (TAP), teens (ages 13-19) can experience Lyric with $5 rush tickets!

TAP tickets are available for purchase at the Lyric Opera House Box Office starting one hour before curtain. Must be a registered Teen Arts Pass member and show your Teen Arts Pass ID to qualify.

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