Peek behind the curtain of this famous New York City institution and explore backstage areas that are typically not accessible to the public! The iconic lobby alone is a stunning space, and the massive theater is breathtaking, but all of the magic is created behind the scenes. On this special access tour, guests will see firsthand how the opera’s extravagant productions come to life in buzzing backstage areas like the scenic and carpentry shops, the wig shop, costume shop, and see where the actors prepare in their dressing rooms.

These tours on April 7th and May 12th are just $10 for Untapped New York Insiders, a $35 value! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and use code JOINUS to get your first month free. Registration for tickets to the Met Opera tour will open on Monday, March 4th at 12 PM ET.

The Met Opera Backstage Tour

Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera has been in operation since 1883 when its home was on 39th Street and Broadway. In 1966 the Met Opera moved into its current Wallace Harrison-designed theater at Lincoln Center. The Met Opera House at Lincoln Center is the largest repertory opera house in the world, surpassing the Sydney Opera House seating capacity by thousands of occupants.

On this tour, you’ll see inside the spaces where the opera house’s stunning performances come to life!

Check out photos from The Met Opera Backstage Tour:

  • Wig room at the Met Opera
  • Photo: Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera
  • People working on stage at the Met Opera
  • Armory at The Met Opera
  • Lobby at The Met Opera
  • Red staircase at The Met Opera

Please note that as The Met Opera is a working opera house, not all areas may be available on every tour.

The Met Opera Backstage Tour

People working on stage at the Met Opera

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