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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 will provide at least 50 free tickets per performance. Phyllis’ Seats may be reserved online or by phone in weekly lotteries at 10:30 a.m. every Monday during our Festival Season.

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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Weekly lotteries for free 2023 tickets will open at 10:30 a.m. every Monday during the 2023 Festival Season! Each release day, visit this webpage, and click the “Dates & Tickets” button above to reserve your free seat to any of that week’s performances.

About OTSL’s COVID Safety Protocol

To ensure the health and safety of our company members and guests, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccines and masking for all guests. All OTSL staff, artists, and company members are required to be fully vaccinated.

OTSL continues to monitor the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and applicable government mandates, and to be guided by our medical advisors. All policies may be adjusted in response to changing conditions. Thank you for your help ensuring the safety of our guests, staff, and artists!

Learn more about our health and safety protocols

As we work to advance equity and inclusion within our region and our art form, we are excited to expand the reach and accessibility of opera. One of Phyllis Brissenden’s great joys was introducing new audiences to Opera Theatre, and this program will ensure her legacy continues. We are happy to join the wonderful tradition of free arts programming available in St. Louis!

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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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