Student Rush Tickets

Available for degree-seeking students and primary or secondary school educators.

Exclusive $28.50 tickets for degree-seeking students and dedicated public-school educators. Advance rush tickets are available up to two weeks before select shows or opt for day-of-performance rush tickets available at the Kauffman Center box office just 90 minutes before curtain for any mainstage performance at the Kauffman Center. Each student or educator can reserve up to two (2) rush tickets per performance, ensuring everyone can enjoy the show.

  • Payment is due at the time of reservation.
  • Rush tickets will be held at Will Call.
  • Student or educator ID is required at the time of pickup.
  • Select performances only for advance rush tickets:
    • CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA | PAGLIACCI – Friday, September 29, 2023
    • THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Wednesday, November 8 or Friday, November 10, 2023
    • ROMÉO ET JULIETTE – Friday, March 15, 2024
    • JOURNEY TO VALHALLA – Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • $28.50 price includes fees.*
  • Specific seating is not guaranteed.*
    • Valid in zones C, D & E.
    • Excludes premium, A, B, and F zones.
  • Rush tickets are subject to availability, not valid in combination with any other discounts, and not valid on previously purchased tickets.
  • Rush tickets are available only for mainstage performances at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Lyric Opera reserves the right to revoke or discontinue the advance offer at any time.
  • Please pick up tickets at least 30 minutes before performance time.
  • Student groups should inquire about our Student Dress Rehearsals program or contact Neal Long, Director of Learning, at (816) 802-6054 for other options.

*Prices and availability are subject to change.