As the MET Operas have been selling really well and it has been harder for ushers to get comp tickets, we wanted to let you know about a few changes that may help. First up is that the Cinemark Movies 14 is now beginning to show the MET Operas again. This will lessen the crowds at the Browning, but their closure did give us many patrons who now prefer our venue. That being said, it’s hard to tell how many patrons will be attending future Operas. This weekend’s Turandot is SOLD OUT, but we’ll see about sales for the next few.
We know that finding out only an hour before the show starts gives you little time to get ready to come down to the Center to get comp tickets, so we made an adjustment. You can now call the Ticket Office (574-631-2800) on the Friday before the Opera between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to see if comp tickets are available. (*Note if the Ticket Office is open for a Friday evening film, you can call during those hours as well.) This is at the Ticket Office’s discretion whether or not comps are available, but the Ticket Office worker will let you know.
If tickets are available, you can reserve them to pick up for the next day’s Opera. I will be providing the Ticket Office with a list of our ushers’ names, so please give them your name and the number of tickets you’d like (up to 2). Bring your Usher Perks Card with you to the Ticket Office to pick them up. If for some reason you cannot make the Opera after successfully reserving tickets, please call the Ticket Office to cancel your order. They have to keep as many tickets as possible available to the paying patrons.
Know that you can always still check if comp tickets are available the day of the show, starting one hour prior to showtime. Also, if comp tickets aren’t available but there are a few tickets available, you are more than welcome to purchase them (even though that’s not as fun!)
Thank you for being patient with the changing policies. These changes effect the staff’s ticket perks as well. Many factors come in that are beyond our control in the Guest Services Department. Please be aware that once in a while these factors can impact the perks you receive, but we adjust and try to accommodate the best that we can. Thanks again!