Ways to Save
Ways to Save

We make opera and dance affordable. There are many ways to save!


Young professionals and students gain Access to the Detroit Opera House’s world-class opera and dance.

Access members receive:

  • Main-floor seats to select opera and dance productions for over 50% off
  • A complimentary specialty drink at an exclusive post-performance reception
  • A chance to meet members of the cast!

Access is the perfect opportunity for opera and dance fans, as well as those who want to give it a try for the first time.

How does Access work?

Young Professionals ages 18–40 can try two opera or dance performances for only $25 each, a savings of over 50%! After your first two events, tickets are $30 with a subscription or $40 for single tickets.

Why Subscribe to Access?

To subscribe, simply choose two or more events and receive the special subscription price of $30 per ticket. You can subscribe at any time.

  • Guaranteed Seats
    • Many Access events sell out. Subscribing guarantees your tickets before they go on sale to everyone else.
  • Save Money
    • After you’ve used your two $25 trial tickets, if you like what you see, you can continue to purchase Access single tickets for $40. Access subscription tickets are only $30—another 25% off!

2013-14 Access Events

(Subscriptions are available any time.)

The Flying Dutchman
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tickets on sale: October 9, 2013

Diavolo Dance Theatre
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Tickets on sale: October 17, 2013

La Traviata
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tickets on sale: November 6, 2013

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Friday, February 14, 2014
Tickets on sale: January 30, 2014

Joffrey Ballet
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Tickets on sale: February 13, 2014

Geneva Ballet
Friday, March 21, 2014
Tickets on sale: March 6, 2014

A View from the Bridge
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Tickets on sale: March 26, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tickets on sale: April 30, 2014


To Purchase Access tickets or subscriptions, call the Detroit Opera House ticket office at 313-237-SING or email fburgess@motopera.org. 

All Access tickets are held at will-call for pickup. A valid photo ID is required (valid student ID for student tickets). Limit two tickets per person, per event; guests must be 18–40.


Join Our Access List

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CLICK HERE to get Access updates and become a Detroit Opera House fan!


As a special "thank you" to our many visitors who travel more than 80 miles one way to attend an opera or dance performance, the Michigan Opera Theatre invites commuting guests to take an additional 10% off the already discounted price of a subscription. This offer is only valid for subscription tickets. Please call 313-237-7464 for more information. 


Student and senior dress rehearsals are a cost-effective way for student and senior groups to attend opera and dance performances at the Detroit Opera House. These special dress rehearsals of full Michigan Opera Theatre productions are available to student groups for $10 per student and to senior groups for $25 per senior.




The Flying Dutchman
La Traviata
A View from the Bridge


Dance Theatre of Harlem


Too Hot to Handel

Childrens' Chorus



To purchase tickets for your student or senior group, call 313-965-4631 or email kimg@motopera.org.


What is a group?

A "group" consists of ten (10) or more individuals. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior to the performance/dress rehearsal date.


Group prices:

Student admission price: $10.00

Senior admission price: $25.00


What is a non-group?

A "non-group" consists of less than ten (10) individuals. Non-group admission may be purchased to any 2012-13 student/senior performance and dress rehearsals for a price of $35.00 per person the day of the performance only.


Please consider the following before purchasing:

  • Cash or company-check transactions only
  • No advance purchases allowed
  • All cast, repertory and schedules are subject to change
  • No refunds or exchanges



Parking is available at the new Opera House Parking Center with entrances on both John R. and Grand River.


Bus Parking

Buses are to disembark passengers at the Madison Ave. entrance to the Detroit Opera House. Each bus will be greeted by an Opera House staff member and assigned a bus number and parking location. Please remember your bus number, as that number will be used to dismiss groups at the end of the performance.


Purchase by phone, email or USPS

To purchase student/senior dress rehearsal tickets, contact Kim Gray at 313-965-4631 or email kimg@motopera.org. To order tickets by mail, download and print the mail-in order form. (pdf)


SIGN UP HERE to receive email updates on Group Discounts.


Performance Day Discounts (students & seniors)

Student and senior discount tickets are decided per show, per day, based upon availability. Should discounted tickets become available, they will go on sale 90 minutes prior to show time.

Seniors: Must have Valid ID for one discounted ticket per Senior (62 and up)

Students: Must have picture school ID for up to two discounted tickets.


DICOVERY SERIES is the perfect way to introduce your family to live music & dance!

4 shows are just $80! (save nearly 40%)

  • Main floor seats
  • Includes pre-performance talk one hour before curtain
Houston Ballet
Saturday, november 1, 2014, 7:30PM

BalletMet Columbus
Friday, November 28, 2014, at 2:30PM

Eisenhower Dance
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30PM

Michigan Opera Theatre Children's Chorus
Saturday, April 25, 2015, 2:30PM



Becoming a subscriber for the first time is a big decision. So, to make it easier on you (and your wallet), a special subscription for first-time subscribers is now available on Wednesday evenings. Series X was developed specifically for new opera subscribers. First-timers enjoy a savings of 60% off the price of single tickets and all the benefits that a subscriber receives.

Here’s how it works: select the three operas of your choice and you can sit in the Orchestra section of the theater for less than $45 per opera! This special subscription is available only to first-time subscribers.

A limited number of tickets for Series X are available. Please call 313-237-7464 for more information.



Bring your group to any opera or dance, and save up to 25%!


  • The Flying Dutchman
  • La Traviata
  • A View from the Bridge
  • Turandot


  • Diavolo
  • Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Geneva Ballet


  • The Nutcracker

Children's Chorus

  • Brundibar


A "group" consists of 15 or more people, attending the same performance on the same day and time, seated in the same price class. Groups may receive a discount of up to 25% off opera and dance performances. Policies and discounts may vary according to availability.

For more information or to place an order, call Kim Gray at 313-965-4631 or email kimg@motopera.org.

Complete Info, Shows & Times for this Special Program

SIGN UP HERE to receive email updates on Group Discounts.



Detroit Passport to the Arts

Detroit Passport to the Arts provides an introduction to the Detroit cultural scene for people 45 & under. With an affordable passport, DP2A offers an opportunity to experience Detroit and its culture with like-minded people. A passport provides access to six performances, including dance, opera (MOT's La Traviata), symphony, theatre, film and chamber music, followed by six social networking events.

For more information about DP2A visit www.dp2a.org or call 248-559-2095.