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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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Event information

Weekly lotteries for free 2022 tickets open at 10:30 a.m. every Monday. 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 will require all guests to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering our venues. You may display your proof of vaccination by either showing a physical copy of the vaccination card or official vaccination record, or by displaying a photo of it on your phone, along with photo identification matching the vaccination record. Please note that you will not be admitted to the event without providing your proof of vaccination.

For those who are unable to receive the vaccine, a negative COVID-19 test (PCR test within 72 hours of the event start or a rapid test within 24 hours) must be shown instead.

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.

Learn more about Accessibility at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis