Frequently Asked Questions

We believe opera is for everyone. 

Have a question we didn’t answer below? We’re here to help! Email or call 919.792.3853.

The Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts holds the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC STAR™ Accreditation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. Read more.

At this time the City of Raleigh no longer mandates masks at indoor or outdoor events. We will continue to update our guidelines as needed. By purchasing a ticket to an upcoming event with North Carolina Opera, you agree to follow all health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the event.

Account Manager is your dedicated platform for purchasing, renewing, and managing your NC Opera season tickets. With Account Manager you will be able to take care of all your ticketing needs yourself, without having to wait on hold or take a trip to the Box Office. More information can be found in our NC Opera Account Manager Guide for Subscribers.

Subscribers can access and manage their tickets through NC Opera Account Manager.

  • Use your mobile phone to log in to your NC Opera Account Manager.

  • Click on ‘My Events’ and select your event.

  • You will see your digital tickets in your account.

  • Before you head out to the performance, download your tickets to your phone by tapping ‘Add to Wallet’ (iPhone) or ‘Save to Phone’ (Android) for each ticket.

NOTE: Some web browser security settings may block this download. We see this most often with Chrome, so we recommend using the Safari browser to download your tickets.

  • You’re all set! When you arrive, open your Apple Wallet (iPhone) or Google Pay (Android)

More information can be found in our NC Opera Account Manager Guide for Subscribers.

Nope! We encourage people to attend the opera in whatever attire they are comfortable in. Be it a ball gown or blue jeans, we are happy to have you joining us!

Consider dressing in layers, as the weather in North Carolina can be unpredictable, and temperatures inside a large venue can take time to adjust.

Well-behaved children of all ages are encouraged to attend the opera, although we suggest parents research the performances they intend to attend with their child and determine for themselves if they feel the content is appropriate.  If you have any question about the content of our performances, feel free to contact the NCO Box Office at (919) 792-3853.

Yes! Unless a performance is sold out, we offer college student rush tickets for $15.00.  These tickets can only be bought at the door the hour prior to curtain, and a valid college student I.D. must be presented.  

Yes! We offer a group discount when you buy 10 or more tickets. Half of your total payment will be due at the time of reservation, and the other half will be due three weeks prior to your performance.  Group tickets must be purchased through the NCO Box Office by calling (919) 792-3853 or emailing

Please click HERE to find our ticket donation and exchange procedure.

Yes! Click HERE for more information on how you can support the Opera with a monthly donation.

To make a legacy gift, please call the North Carolina Opera directly at (919) 792-3853, and visit our legacy giving webpage HERE.