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Phyllis' Seats

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Offering 50 Free Seats at Every Performance

In 2021, OTSL launched a ground-breaking initiative to offer free seats at every performance. These free seats are available to any member of the community on a first come, first served basis — a first for our company and in the national opera scene. 

Named “Phyllis’ Seats” in honor of the late Phyllis Brissenden, one of Opera Theatre’s dearest friends and most generous supporters, this program provides 30 free tickets to every New Works Collective performance and 50 free tickets to every Festival Season performance. Phyllis’ Seats may be reserved online or by phone in weekly lotteries at 10:30 a.m. every Monday (during applicable performance weeks).

If you see a “Sold Out” notification next to your desired performance, please check back periodically as other patrons may choose to donate additional seats to this program.

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Event information

For the 2024 Festival Season, weekly lotteries will go live at 10:30 a.m. every Monday, starting May 20 and ending June 24.

Every Monday, visit this webpage, and click the “Dates & Tickets” button above to reserve your free seat to any of that week’s performances.

Opera is for everyone.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis strives to make our Festival Season accessible to all of our patrons. For additional information, questions, or assistance, or if you need accommodation not mentioned below, please contact us.

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