Rush & Discounts

See below for information on rush tickets and various discounts.

Rush Tickets
When we are not sold out, a limited number of rush tickets may be available for select performances on a first-come, first-served basis. Youth ages 2–17, full-time college students (with valid ID), Boston Dance Alliance members (with valid membership card), and seniors (ages 65+) are eligible for rush tickets.

  • Rush seats are limited and are not available for every performance. We recommend calling the Box Office earlier on the day you would like to attend to check potential availability (617.695.6955, M–F 9:30 am–5 pm).

  • We strongly advise purchasing tickets in advance for The Nutcracker, as rush is not available. The lowest price point for The Nutcracker is $37; seats in this price range sell out quickly. All performances have $37 tickets available when tickets go on sale.

  • When offered, rush tickets for season productions are $30, CASH ONLY.

  • Please come to the Citizens Bank Opera House Box Office two hours prior to performance.

  • One ticket per ID, child/teen, senior, or membership card holder (see above for guidelines).

  • Senior rush tickets are available only on select Saturday and Sunday matinee performances of season ballets. (Not available on The Nutcracker)

  • All attendees must be present and show proper identification at time of purchase.

  • For child/teen rush, the child/teen must be present at time of purchase. 

If you are a student, the best way to guarantee your seat is to purchase a student subscription for just $30 per performance. Student subscriptions are available for all full-time college students and youth 17 and under, with a valid student ID. Students will be seated in sections A, B, or C based on availability. Student subscriptions are first-come, first-served, so reserve your student seats today for the best selection by calling our Box Office at 617.695.6955.

Military Discounts
Military personnel and families save 15% on select dates of all ballets. Please call the Box Office for more information and to order.

EBT Card to Culture Program
Boston Ballet participates in the EBT Card to Culture Program sponsored by The Department of Transitional Assistance and the Mass Cultural Council. DTA clients received the following discount:

  • Tickets to select performances for $30 per person, CASH ONLY with valid EBT card and photo ID.

  • Limit four admissions per EBT card per household

  • Tickets are available at the Citizens Bank Opera House Box Office two hours prior to performance 

  • EBT seats are limited. It is recommend to call the Box Office earlier on the day you would like to attend to check potential availability (M–F 9:30 am–5 pm). Tel: (617) 695-6955

The audience connection to the art is what truly brings it to life.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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