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At this time, the City of Raleigh no longer mandates masks at indoor events, however we encourage all guests to wear masks covering the nose and mouth while inside the building. 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.


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.

*Face masks covering the nose and mouth are encouraged for all guests at this time.

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 boxoffice@ncopera.org.

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.

Have a question we didn’t answer above? We want to hear from you! Please email info@ncopera.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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