Subscribe to the 2015–16 Season and Save 50%!*
Design Your Own Series now available!
Secure your place today for the upcoming season and save 50% off regular ticket prices! Choose from a variety of options that fit your schedule including: pre-packaged Full, Half or Semester Series and now—Design Your Own Series.
Design Your Own Series dates and pricing
Choose the operas you want to see, when you want to see them!
2015–16 Full and Half Series Dates and Pricing
Choose from a variety of 9-opera Full Series or 3, 4 and 5-opera Half Series.
2015–16 Semester Series Dates and Pricing
Select a 3-opera package that works with your fall 2015 or summer 2016 semester.
2015–16 Order Form
Fill out the order form and mail with current proof of status or call the Box Office directly to place your order.
Student/Teacher packages for summer 2015 still available! Choose a 3-opera Semester Series or Design Your Own. Download the order form to get started.
*Proof of Student or Teacher Status is Required
Providing proof of current status ensures that student and teacher subscribers qualify for the discount. For mail orders, please send proof of status with your order. For phone orders, proof of status must be received within seven days of order placement. All subscription requests are subject to availability.
ID requirements: Students enrolled full-time (9 credits or more) in educational institutions can present a dated current class schedule and either a student ID card or current registration card. (In the time between school years, proof of full-time enrollment in the previous or following academic year will qualify as proof.) Limit two seats per ID. Fromm students must provide a copy of a dated current class schedule and either a student ID card or current registration card. Full- or part-time instructors at accredited educational institutions, and members of the Music Teachers’ Association can present a current school ID or MTA membership ID, and a recent pay stub.
The 50% Student/Teacher discount does not apply to facility fees or OperaVision fees.
How to Order
Mon 10am–5pm, Tue–Fri 10am–6pm, Sat 10am–6pm (phones only)
Send order form with proof of status to:
San Francisco Opera Subscriptions
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Opera Box Office
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-4509
Mon 10am–5pm, Tue–Fri 10am–6pm
Frequently Asked Questions
How many subscriptions may I buy?
Each student or teacher may purchase one subscription package with up to two seats per ID.
May I sit with my friends?
Yes! Students or teachers who send in their order forms in the same envelope and indicate with whom they would like to sit will be seated together (subject to availability).
What if I cannot attend a performance?
You may exchange the date, give away the ticket or return it to the Box Office as a charitable donation. To donate tickets, please call the Box Office at least 2 hours prior to the performance.
May I exchange tickets?
Tickets may be exchanged for another weeknight performance of the same opera only. Any exchanges of student/teacher subscription tickets into weekend performances, even if the original performance was on a weekend, will be made only at regular subscriber prices due to the limited number of discounted seats available. For all subscribers, there is a $10 per-ticket fee for exchanges made on the day of the performance. The deadline for exchanges is two hours prior to the original performance. To make an exchange, call or visit the Opera Box Office 24 hours prior to the date of the original ticket. Please have your ticket(s) in hand when you call. If you have questions regarding your subscription or exchanges, please contact the Box Office at (415) 864-3330.
Do the Full and Half Series ticket benefits apply to my discounted subscription series?
Sorry, the Full and Half Series early exchange benefit, the Full Series drop-one-opera option, the complimentary ticket upgrade and advance parking opportunity do not apply to Student and Teacher Series.
When will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be mailed in early August. Tickets for the 2015 Summer will be mailed immediately or held at the box office. Remember, your order is not complete until we have received a copy of your proof of status (current student ID and schedule, or union card or pay stub).
Can I subscribe online?
Because we need to validate your student or teacher status, Student and Teacher subscriptions are not available online.
Student Rush tickets, when offered for evening performances, go on sale online and at the Opera Box Office at 11am on the day of the performance. When offered for matinees, rush tickets are sold only in person, starting at 11am on the day of the performance. Rush tickets will be available to anyone presenting a valid student ID in his or her own name. Tickets are $27 each and must be purchased either in person or online (if registered in advance). Limit two tickets per ID. Subject to availability; prices subject to change. Visit sfopera.com/rush or call the Box Office at (415) 864-3330 the day prior to the performance to inquire. Teachers and Music Teacher's Association members do not qualify for Student Rush tickets.