How to get tickets for the Colón Opera?

Colón Opera Buenos Aires

Whether you are a classical music amateur or an opera first-timer, we definitely recommend you a visit to the Colón Opera in Buenos Aires. It is one of the most impressive classical music theater in the world with a perfect acoustics – often compared to Milan’s Scala – and a world-class programming. The Opera season lasts from April to November.

How to get tickets for the Colón Opera in Buenos Aires?

Where to see the Opera Schedule?

On the Colón Opera official website, you can browse through the annual programming: In addition to Operas, the Colón Theater hosts ballets and classical music concerts.

When and where can you get tickets?

Tickets can be bought online at Opera tickets start selling about one month before the performance date. We advise you to check regularly on the official website not to miss the sale opening as good locations usually sell out quickly. You can pay by credit card. Do not forget to bring your credit card with you on the day of the performance as you will be asked to show it to claim your tickets.

You can also buy tickets directly at the Colón Opera ticket office. It is located inside the theater and is best accessed from the entrance on Tucumán St. (Tucumán 1171).

How much do tickets cost?

Prices range from AR$90 (around USD 9 – upper balcony – standing) to $1630 (around USD 160 – main floor). The best locations are “platea central” and “platea balcón”, which are in the orchestra section. “Palcos” or balconies are great too but more risky as there are no fixed seats and unless you arrive before your fellow balcony guests, you might find it more difficult to have a good view.

What is the dress code for the Opera?

For actual Operas and Ballets, the dress code is formal. Argentineans like to dress up to go the theatre and expect tourists to do the same, especially if seated in the orchestra and balcony sections. For men, dark pants, shirt and vest will do. Wearing a tie is recommended but not mandatory. Women will blend in wearing a classic cocktail dress. Jeans and short pants are unacceptable.

Are you planning to spend an evening at the Colón Opera during your stay in Buenos Aires? Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

Colón Opera Buenos Aires

Teatro Colón

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