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Times subscribers can enjoy free tickets to see four broadcasts from the Met's 2017-18 season – Tosca, L'Elisir d'Amore, La Bohème, Così fan tutte – screened at cinemas across the UK.

The Met: Live in HD, is the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of high-definition live cinema simulcasts and this year audiences around the world can see ten live performances from the Met’s 2017-18 season.

Tickets for these screenings will be released in batches on the following dates:
August 20, August 28, September 9, September 24, October 14, October 27, November 11

We've got a selection of tickets to give exclusively to subscribers to see the following screenings:

Tosca on January 27, 2018
Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Bryn Terfel as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Met Music Director Emeritus, James Levine conducts.

L’Elisir d’Amore on February 10, 2018
The poor country boy Nemorino is in love with Adina, a confident landowner, but she is way out of his league—financially and otherwise. But when he buys a “love potion” from a travelling quack, the results are rather more than he bargained for. Charmingly staged by Bartlett Sher, Donizetti’s beloved masterpiece combines deft comic timing with touching emotional depth.

La Bohème on February 24, 2018
The world’s most popular opera returns with an exciting young cast in Franco Zeffirelli’s legendary production. Opera superstars Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano play the heart-breaking couple, singing two sublime Puccini favourites—“Sì, mi chiamano Mimì” and “Che gelida manina.” Zeffirelli’s stupendous onstage recreations of 19th-century Paris are sure to take your breath away.

Così fan tutte on March 31, 2018
Goaded by their cynical friend Don Alfonso, soldiers Ferrando and Guglielmo decide to test their fiancées’ fidelity. Pretending to leave with their regiment, they return in disguise and pay court to each other’s lover. Will the young women succumb to the charms of these two handsome ‘foreigners’? A co-production with English National Opera, this clever vision of the battle of the sexes is set in a carnivalesque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island.

To find out more about the 2017-18 season click here.

Please note, seats are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. 

To book tickets, click on 'book online' in the information box.

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  1. The complimentary tickets will be available in the following 100 locations: 
    Vue Altrincham
    Vue Bicester
    Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
    Vue Bury The Rock
    Vue Camberley
    Vue Carmarthen
    Vue Cheshire Oaks
    Vue Cleveleys
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    Vue Edinburgh Omni
    Vue Finchley North
    Vue Fulham
    Vue Halifax
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    Vue Leeds Kirkstall
    Vue Bristol Bristol Longwell Green
    Vue Newbury
    Vue NUL
    Vue Plymouth
    Vue Portsmouth
    Vue Manchester Printworks
    Vue Reading
    Vue Scunthorpe
    Vue Southport
    Vue Staines
    Vue Stratford
    Vue Stroud
    Vue Thanet
    Vue Torbay
    Vue Watford
    Vue West End
    Vue Westfield
    Vue Worcester
    Curzon Canterbury
    Curzon Chelsea
    Curzon Knutsford
    Curzon Mayfair
    Picturehouse at the National Media Museum
    Crouch End Picturehouse
    Exeter Picturehouse
    Picturehouse at FACT
    Harbour Lights Picturehouse
    Stratford Picturehouse
    Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse
    Cineworld, Aberdeen Union
    Cineworld, Ashford
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    Cineworld, Bedford
    Cineworld, Birmingham Broad Street
    Cineworld, Boldon Tyne & Wear
    Cineworld, Bolton
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    Cineworld, Shrewsbury
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    Cineworld, Swindon Shaw Ridge
    Cineworld, Witney
    Cineworld, Yeovil
    Odeon, Beckenham
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    Odeon, Guildford
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    Odeon, Maidenhead
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    Odeon, Tamworth
    Odeon, Taunton
    Odeon, Tunbridge Wells
    Odeon, Woodford
    Odeon, Wrexham
  2. Entry will be granted to ticket holders on a first come first served basis. Ticket holders will not be able to hold spaces for guests and entry will only be granted to customers once all guests have arrived.
  3. Subscribers who successfully claim tickets should present their email confirmation at the cinema a
  4. No cash alternative.
  5. No late admittance.
  6. Cinemas reserve the right to refuse admission. In the event of a dispute, the cinema manager’s decision is final.
  7. Important admission process: If you are successful in redeeming tickets, you must exchange your Times+ e-ticket for a cinema ticket at the box offer on the day of the screening. Please do not attempt to exchange this ticket before the day of the screening as the tickets will not be available.