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Group Sales

Amazing, spectacular productions, great voices, and the thrilling combination of world-class music and drama that only the official opera company of Virginia can offer.

If you would like information about group tickets, please contact Stephanie Drinkard at 757-627-9545 extension 3346.


Bringing your group to Virginia Opera is easy and rewarding! Here are some of the valuable incentives we offer groups to Virginia Opera. Reserve your subscription or your tickets EARLY to obtain the best seats at the best prices.

2015-2016 Full season subscription group packages (all four operas) for Norfolk and Richmond - ON SALE NOW!

  • Purchase early to save on your subscription tickets
  • Priority seating
  • Misplaced tickets will be reprinted at no additional cost
  • Custom price packages tailored to your group!

Single performance group packages for Norfolk or Richmond

  • Purchase early for better seats!
  • Purchase early for better prices!


General Group Discounts (2015-16 Season)

Receive special ticket and subscription pricing for your group purchase.

Individual ticket prices start at approximately $20 (not including fees & tax) each with savings between 20%-30% depending on several factors including time of purchase, performance date and section.

The EARLIER your group purchases, the better the price and the better the seats!

Groups can be as small as 10 individuals or larger than 100. We always offer customized packages!

Friday and Sunday performances in Norfolk and Richmond:
10 or more receive 10% off -- 15 or more receive 15% off

Tuesday performances in Norfolk:

FAQs about Group Sales

Q. How many people do I need to place a group order?
A. The minimum number of tickets is 10 to receive group services.

Q. Do you have special rates for groups?
A. Yes! Groups of 10 or more receive special discounts at all opera and spring musical performances (see calendar). The final price is based on the day you attend and the number in your group:

Groups receive a complimentary ticket for every 20 tickets purchased.

Q. Do I have to pay when I order?
A. No. Just call 757-627-9545 ext. 3346 or email to reserve your group's seats. When we confirm ticket availability for your request, we will provide your sales total. Your final payment is due 30 days before the performance.

Q. How can I get the best seats?
A. Order early for seating priority. Group orders are accepted beginning in February for the following season which runs from September to April. Group orders are filled ahead of all single-ticket orders and are seated immediately after our subscribers.

Q. Will my group be seated together?
A. Your seats will generally be together in the best available location in your price section. Special seating requests, such as an aisle seat, may be made when you place your order.

Q. What if I don't need all the tickets I have reserved? Can I adjust my order?
A. Yes! The size of your group may be increased if tickets are available or decreased prior to final payment. Keep in mind the ticket price is based on the number in your group; your final ticket count will determine your final price and discount. Once we receive your payment, all sales are final. If your order drops below 10 seats, seating priority cannot be guaranteed, and extra charges may apply.

Q. What are the parking options if we come by bus? 
A. Buses or cars may drop off passengers at the entrance of the venue and park in designated parking areas.

Q. Are there special group rates for students?
A. Yes! Call 757-627-9545 ext. 3347 for the latest special prices and promotions for student groups.  

Q. I have more questions. Can I talk to someone?
A. YES! Please contact Stephanie Drinkard at 757-627-9545 ext. 3346 or with any specific questions or concerns.

We look forward to having your group visit Virginia Opera!

Qualifying as a Group, and Other Important Information and Restrictions

To qualify for a group package discount, the following requirements must be met:

  • Each group must have a designated primary point-of-contact (Group Leader).
  • Groups for "Student Night at the Opera" performances must meet the 4 student to 1 chaperone ratio; no fewer students; please call for price and dates.
  • All groups must have a minimum of (10) attendees.
  • Groups can choose seating in two or more price sections; however, all members of the group must attend the same performance (series) - call for availability and prices.
  • Final payment is due 30 days prior to the performance date.
  • Group sales discounts cannot be combined with other offers, specials or ticket packages.
  • Ticket prices, dates and times are subject to change.
  • Other restrictions may apply.
  • All sales are final.