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.

Join the Young Patrons Circle today!



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

$35 (mezzanine) & $40 (main floor) best available seats (limit two tickets per performance)

Complimentary drink for each ticket (reedem at box office)

*Available for Wednesday and Friday opera performances and Saturday Dance

*Valid in price levels 2 - 4 on both the main floor and mezzanine

Access tickets go on sale two weeks prior to performance


YPC Subscription Series ($30 per ticket):

Choose three (3) or more qualifying opera and/or dance performances and build a personalized subscription series for $30 a ticket (limit two tickets per show)

Complimentary drink for each ticket (reedem at box office)

*Valid in price levels 2 - 4 on both the main floor and mezzanine

*Available for Wednesday and Friday opera performances and Saturday Dance

*Price will automatically change in your cart after the addition of the third performance, more dates available for Best Friends


*Swan Lake YPC Tickets available for the Friday performance
*Gianni Schicchi and Buoso's Ghost YPC Tickets available for all performances

If you are having problems with purchasing tickets online, please contact our box office at 313-237-7464 before making a purchase. 

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 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.

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

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

Already a YPC member? Upgrade for more benefits! UPGRADE

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 22
Two shows: 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. 
YPC Members & Guest: $5
Public: $15
Willis Show Room | 4156 Third St., Detroit

Enjoy jazz standards and music from Terrence Blanchard's "opera in jazz" CHAMPION in the art moderne setting of Detroit’s most intimate upscale cabaret and cocktail bar! Featuring MICHIGAN OPERA THEATRE STUDIO ARTISTS with THE ALVIN WADDLES TRIO performing jazz standards and music from Terence Blanchard’s “Opera in Jazz” Champion!

Limited room for walk-ins. RSVP to to reserve your spot! 

Wednesday, February 5
5-7pm (Performance at 6pm)
YPC Members & Guest: Free!
B. Nektar Taproom| 1511 Jarvis, Ferndale

Join us for our second HIGH NOTES HAPPY HOUR at B. Nektar Taproom in Ferndale! Enjoy a performance by artists from the MOT StudioB. Nektars amazing meads and ciders, and special charcuterie boards from Mongers Provisions! Taste, Listen and Enjoy.
B. Nektar is a non-gratuity establishment - any tips given at the bar will go towards the Young Patrons Circle in helping support the program and music in Detroit. 

No RSVP required.

Watch the space below for images from recent events!

High Notes Happy Hour