The Metropolitan Opera Guild

Backstage Tours

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Go behind the scenes for an exclusive look at what it takes to make operatic magic at the Met! Tours offer a fascinating backstage look at one of the world’s premiere performing arts organizations, including visits to the scenic and carpentry shops, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, and stage area.* Tours begin and end in the Met lobby and are held during the Met performance season on some weekdays at 3:00PM and most Sundays at 10:30AM and/or 1:30PM. 


 Backstage tours have concluded for the 2018-2019 opera season. Schedules and tickets for the 2019-2020 season of backstage tours will be available after September 9, 2019. 


Reservations are $35 per person for the general public, $30 per person for Guild Members, and $25 for students & groups of 10 or more. For reservations, please call (212) 769-7028 (Monday–Friday, 10AM–4PM) or visit the online calendar.  

*Please note that as this is a working opera house, not all areas may be available on every tour. Also, please be aware that children under the age of 8 are not permitted on tours. 


7/10/19-Due to a technological issue, our phones are currently out of service until 7/16/19. Please send any inquiries to in the meantime. For any Membership related matters, please call 212-362-0068. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Friday, August 23, 2019
HD Festival: Funny Face
5:30 PM
Saturday, August 24, 2019
HD Festival : Aida
5:30 PM
Sunday, August 25, 2019
HD Festival: Carmen
5:30 PM
Monday, August 26, 2019
HD Festival: Das Rheingold
5:30 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
HD Festival: Dialogues des Carmelites
5:30 PM
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
HD Festival: Samson et Dalila
5:30 PM
Thursday, August 29, 2019
HD Festival: Cendrillon
5:30 PM
Friday, August 30, 2019
HD Festival: La Fanciulla del West
5:30 PM
Saturday, August 31, 2019
HD Festival: La Fille du Regiment
5:30 PM
Sunday, September 01, 2019
HD Festival: Luisa Miller
5:30 PM
Monday, September 02, 2019
HD Festival: Adriana Lecouvreur
5:30 PM