Young Associates Program

Membership Levels & Benefits

FRIEND $600 ($410 tax-deductible)
The introductory level for members in their 20s and 30s.

  • Young Associates Opera Series with exclusive pre-performance receptions: “You buy the tickets, we buy the drinks!”
  • Complimentary final dress rehearsal passes
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Met
  • Reserved seating for two at the Central Park SummerStage concert
  • Reserved seating for two at all Lindemann Young Artist recitals
  • Invitation to the Season Preview Party and other exclusive YA events
  • Advance Ticket Priority for all Met performances (including Live in HD) and access to the Young Associates Ticket Line
  • One-year subscription to Opera News
  • Metropolitan Opera Gold Card for nationwide discounts on hotels, restaurants, and more
  • Donor Listing in and copy of annual Season Book
  • Access to the Belmont Room, a private intermission lounge
  • Discount at the Metropolitan Opera Shop


GOOD FRIEND $1,250 ($950 tax-deductible)
Full membership benefits, for a great year of opera.
All of the above, plus:

  • Increased ticket priority
  • Additional complimentary dress rehearsal passes
  • Two complimentary tickets to the National Council Grand Finals Concert


BEST FRIEND $2,500 ($2,200 tax-deductible)
Patron and Young Associate benefits for the complete Met experience.
All of the above, plus:

  • Patron priority and personalized ticket service for all Met performances
  • Access to the Patron Lounge at performance intermissions
  • Complimentary Patron coat check
  • Two complimentary tickets to the MetTalks series on new productions
  • Invitations to select Patron Salon events