Special Discounts


Discounted Tickets for College Students

Thanks to a group of San Diego Opera donors who want to share their passion for opera with local college students, you have a terrific opportunity to attend a top-quality opera production for a reduced price – this is made available because the donors are graciously underwriting the rest of the cost of your full-priced ticket!

Please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 or e-mail tickets@sdopera.org for information.

Discount available with valid student ID.
  • Advanced tickets will be made available at $30 each, per person, per performance (this is an underwritten price especially for students – the full value of each seat is $200-$220).
  • You may purchase up to 2 tickets per performance (and your guest is not required to be a student).
  • Don’t Wait! Tickets will be assigned and emailed no later than 24 hours prior to performance selected.

For more information, please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000.

First Time?
You will need to register and create an account with us in order to receive updates, ticket offers, and to purchase tickets.

Purchased Tickets Before?
If you have purchased Student Tickets within the last 3 years, we already have you in our database and you can go straight through to the purchase process.

Support the Students!
All donations to this program are welcome.


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

Subject to availability, a limited number of Rush Tickets are available at the venue 2 hours before the performance (call for availability prior to each performance).

  • Pricing: $75 per seat for Main Floor, $25 for upper sections (limited seating available)
  • The Rush Ticket Line forms outside of the Golden Hall box office directly across the plaza from the Civic Theatre.
  • Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in the Rush Ticket Line.
  • Rush seat locations will vary by performance and are subject to availability.
  • Tickets purchased in advance cannot be returned, exchanged or refunded for Rush Tickets.

If you choose to arrive earlier than 2 hours prior to the performance, we regret that we cannot provide shelter or seating while in the Rush line – so please come prepared.

Please call Patron Services at 619-533-7000 Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for more information.

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