Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule of the operas, ballets and/or plays?

Some sites enable you to enter your ZIP code or city name into the search bar on the upper-right hand section of your screen. In the dropdown that appears, click on your city name. The website will pull up all the venues near you and their complete schedules. Click the date of the screening to see showtimes.

With the exception of live broadcasts, each individual venue gets to choose its own schedule, showtimes and titles. While we encourage venues to play our newest titles, we allow our venues flexibility with their scheduling and programming, to best suit the needs of their communities. If there is a specific title you would like to see at your local theatre, contact your theatre to request it.

Are there special prices for seniors, students, children or large groups?

Ticket pricing policies vary from venue to venue. Visit your local theatre’s website to learn more about ticket prices, any available discounts, and to purchase tickets.

How much do tickets cost?

Ticket prices vary from venue to venue. Visit your local theatre’s website to learn more about ticket prices and to purchase tickets.

Where can I buy tickets?

Buy tickets directly from your local venue, just as you would for any other film.

I see an opera/ballet/play listed on your website, but it isn’t playing near me. Why not?

With the exception of live broadcasts, each individual venue gets to choose its own schedule, showtimes and titles. While we encourage venues to play our newest titles (the ones that are promoted in our newsletters) we allow our venues flexibility with their scheduling and programming, to best suit the needs of their communities. If there is a specific title you would like to see at your local theatre, contact your theatre to request it.

I received your email newsletter about an upcoming title, but it isn’t showing anywhere near me. What gives?

With the exception of live broadcasts, each individual venue gets to choose its own schedule, showtimes and titles. While we encourage venues to play our newest titles (the ones that are promoted in our newsletters) we allow our venues flexibility with their scheduling and programming, to best suit the needs of their communities. If there is a specific title you would like to see at your local theatre, contact your theatre to request it.

Not all of our venues are capable of showing live broadcasts, as they require additional equipment. Live broadcast dates are determined by the opera houses or ballet companies of origin, not by us. If you would like to see live broadcasts at your local venue, contact your theatre to request it.

Your website and the website of the venue near me show different listings. Who do I believe?

If there is a discrepancy between what is listed on our website and on the website of your local venue, contact us.

Do you screen operas from the Metropolitan Opera?

No, we screen operas, ballet and Shakespeare plays from theatres across Europe, including Teatro alla Scala, the Royal Opera House, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Paris Opera Ballet, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Why are there no venues near me?

If there are no venues near you, we’d love your ideas for cinemas where we might be a good fit. Note that we cannot screen our operas in venues that are already signed up with the Met Opera, as their contracts are exclusive.

I would like to suggest a venue!

We’d love your ideas for cinemas where we might be a good fit. Note that we cannot screen our operas in venues that are already signed up with the Met Opera, as their contracts are exclusive. Use our contact page to give us your suggestions.

I have many friends who would be interested in your screenings, but I don’t see much advertising for your series! Is there a way for me to help get the word out?

Part of our mission is to foster communities of arts lovers from the ground up. In this vein, we have created a grass-roots marketing tool called our Super Fan program. As a Super Fan, you can help spread the word about Opera, Ballet and Shakespeare in Cinema.

I would like to buy a DVD of one of your titles. When will it become available?

We not handle DVD sales of any of our titles.

Can I stream Opera/Ballet/Shakespeare in Cinema performances on my computer?

At this time we do not offer any live or recorded streaming services.

 

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