Young Patrons Circle - Michigan Opera Theatre

The Future of Opera and Dance in Detroit

New for the 2019-20 Season! The Michigan Opera Theatre Young Patrons Circle (YPC) is a group of spirited opera and dance lovers age 21-40 dedicated to growing the next generation of supporters for Michigan Opera Theatre. Through performances, professional networking opportunities, unique social events, and special offers, we engage our members in grand and passionate ways unique to the opera and dance stage.


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Frequently Asked Questions

You don’t need to be an opera expert or a dance aficionado! Members of the MOT Young Patrons Circle (YPC) are between ages 21 and 40, looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera and dance, and eager to join the Michigan Opera Theatre family.

All YPC contributions directly support MOT’s Department of Education and the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio. As the next generation of MOT supporters, YPC is dedicated to creating accessibility to and a sustainable future for opera and dance. By supporting educational initiatives, we invest in a more vibrant and dynamic audience of the future. By supporting the MOT Studio, we invest in the emerging artists of our generation, their skills and future contributions to the art form.

BravoBRAVO! | YPC Happy Hours throughout Metro Detroit | Pre & Post Show Meetups | Intermission Meetups and many other unique networking opportunities!

ACCESS Ticketing Program ($35-40 per ticket):

$35 (balcony) & $40 (main floor) best available seats for Wednesday and Friday opera performances and select dance performances

Complimentary drink

Meet ups at the cafe after the show

Opportunities to meet directors and members of the cast

Limit two Access tickets per performance

Access tickets go on sale two weeks prior to performance

YPC Subscription Series ($30 per ticket):

Pick 3 or more shows and build a personalized subscription series for $30 a ticket

Best available seats in the section of your choice for more opera and dance performances

Complimentary drink

Meetups at the cafe after the show

Membership Levels & Benefits

ACCESS: $25 ($25 Membership fee)

  • Able to purchase discounted tickets through the YPC Access Ticketing Program
  • Access to exclusive pre-sales
  • Invitation to select YPC networking & social events

ASSOCIATE: $75 ($25 Membership fee + $50 contribution)
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Unlocks YPC Subscription Series Ticketing Program
  • Invitation to all YPC networking & social events
  • An exclusive Detroit Opera House backstage tour

FRIEND: $150 ($25 Membership fee + $125 contribution)

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Two (2) floating tickets available to purchase per Overture season at $30/ticket
  • Complimentary admission to one (1) dress rehearsal for two (2) people
  • Michigan Opera Theatre YPC tote bag (FMV $6)
  • Eligibility to apply for a YPC Executive Council position
  • Special invite to MOT Divas and Divos welcome events for casts

BEST FRIEND: $300+ ($25 Membership fee + $275)
All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Unlocked YPC Overture subscriptions (includes opening night)
  • Two (2) floating tickets available to purchase per Overture show at $30/ticket
  • Invitations to exclusive networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to learn about art patronage by engaging with leading donors in a mentorship relationship

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High Notes Happy Hour