Special Discounts


Discounted Tickets for Full-Time Students

When availability allows, San Diego Opera offers an incredible discount on advance tickets for full-time students. High School and College students can enjoy top-quality opera productions at an affordable price!

Advance Student Tickets with Valid Student ID.
  • Advance Student Tickets are made available to full-time students with valid Student ID, when available, for only $30
  • Students may purchase up to 2 tickets, per ID.  Only one member of the party needs to be a student. (Your guest is not required to be a student)
  • After your purchase you will receive an email confirmation.  Tickets will not be emailed until a few days before the performance. Please check your email and junk mail folders.
  • Student ID will be checked by ushers at the theatre, so please always bring it with you.
  • Advance Student Tickets are always subject to availability.  Once you have your SDO student account, you’ll be emailed when Student Tickets become available for each production.

To Purchase Student Tickets, please create a STUDENT account by registering HERE.

If you already have an account with SDO but you’re not sure whether your student status is up-to date, please contact Patron Services.

For more information, please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 or email tickets@sdopera.org, hours of operation are Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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Thank You To Our Military Personnel!

Special-priced tickets are available for active military personnel. You can purchase a subscription at 50% off current ticket pricing and single tickets at 25% off current ticket pricing.  This offer is not available online. Please visit or contact Patron Services for information:

Discount available with valid Military ID.

Patron Services Office
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Telephone: 619-533-7000
Email: tickets@sdopera.com

Rush Tickets

When availability allows, a limited number of Rush Tickets may be available for purchase on the night of the performance. We encourage calling Patron Services on the day of the performance at 619-533-7000 to check if Rush Tickets will be offered.

  • Rush Tickets are always subject to availability.
  • When available – and we don’t sell Rush for every performance– Rush tickets are sold only for a few hours. For Friday performances, Rush tickets are sold from 4:30pm to 7pm. For Sunday matinees, Rush tickets are sold from 12 noon to 1:30pm.
  • Rush tickets can only be purchased in-person at the performance venue directly before the performance you intend to attend.
  • Pricing: $100 per seat in the Orchestra; $75 per seat in Dress Circle and Lower Loge; $50 in Mezzanine and Upper Loge; $25 in Balcony
  • We no longer offer Student Rush, since heavily discounted Student Tickets are available in advance, see above.
  • The Rush Tickets line forms outside the Box Office located at Golden Hall, the building directly across the plaza from the theatre. Tickets are sold on a first-come/first-served basis to those in the Rush Line.
  • Rush seat locations vary from performance to performance.
  • Tickets purchased in advance cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded for Rush Tickets.

We regret we cannot provide shelter and seating while you wait in line. Please come prepared.

If you have any further questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact our Patron Services Department at 619-533-7000 or by emailing tickets@sdopera.org.


We offer a 20% discount to groups of ten or more. We require a 20% deposit at the time of booking, and full payment a month before the performance. Please bring your PTA, your trivia team, your AA group, your softball team, your choir, your Italian class! Please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 for group sales.

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