Lyric Opera of Chicago

NEXT Discount Student Tickets

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A FREE program! Sign up for $20 tickets to select performances. Regularly-priced tickets can cost over $200!


Our NEXT program is for full-time, degree-seeking college students 


When a performance becomes eligible for the NEXT discount, offers and promo codes will be posted on this page in the right column. We'll also post offers on Facebook and Twitter or send an email. You must be registered for NEXT this season to access the discounted tickets.

New! NEXT Now Series

In addition to our individual show dates, we are pleased to introduce the NEXT Now series. Choose from select dates to build a series of three or more operas and secure your seats in advance – still at just $20 a ticket.


If you purchase a NEXT Now series, you will be able to select your performance dates ahead of time. NEXT Now print-at-home tickets will be delivered to your inbox at least 48 hours before each performance. Individual offers will be posted on social media or sent via email no earlier than one week in advance of the performance.

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NEXT is a program for full-time, degree-seeking college students only. (Sorry, discount not valid for continuing ed, part-time, and high school students.) All NEXT ticket holders will be asked to show a valid college ID upon entering the theater.

Tickets are sold in advance; online purchases only. No rush tickets. Seat locations are assigned on a first-come, first-seated basis and cannot be changed after purchase.

Lyric Opera NEXT — Discount Student Tickets for the Next Generation is generously sponsored by an Anonymous DonorMr. and Mrs. Paul F. Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., The Brinson Foundation, Paul and Amy Carbone, Elaine Frank, Stephen A. Kaplan and Alyce K. Sigler, Komarek-Hyde-McQueen Foundation, NiSource, Nuveen Investments, Marian Phelps Pawlick, the Satter Family Foundation, Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.



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(NEXT ticketholders must show
a valid student ID upon entry.)