Attending the Opera

Inclement Weather Information

What happens in the event of snow?

First and foremost, your safety is top priority. Seattle Opera wishes everyone safe travels to and from all Seattle Opera performances and events. Please be sure to make your travel plans based on what is safest for you. Seattle Opera is committed to performing as scheduled. In Seattle Opera’s history no performances have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

To find out if a performance is still being held as scheduled, please check the homepage of our website. If there is any change to the schedule it will be noted there. You may also call the ticket office at (206) 389-7676. The voicemail will be updated if there are any changes to the schedule.

If there is significant snow, most likely the performance will still be held as scheduled. However, if you are unable to travel safely, Seattle Opera will allow patrons to exchange tickets into another upcoming performance of the same opera, subject to availability. If it is closing night of the opera, then we may allow exchanges into future operas. Please contact the ticket office for available options. You may also donate your ticket to Seattle Opera. You will be sent a donation receipt to use for your taxes. All ticket sales are final. Please contact the ticket office or use the online exchange form at Ticket exchanges are normally a benefit for Seattle Opera subscribers only. Single ticket exchanges will only be allowed during periods of significant snow events. Exchanges may be subject to an upgrade charge as seating prices vary by performance. There is no refund for downgrades.

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Photo Credit

Die Fledermaus, 2003 © Bill Mohn photo