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Outside of the 18-40 age range?

Don't feel left out. There are still many ways for you to enjoy low-cost or free performances at the Kennedy Center:

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Free is always free
Enjoy free performances on the Millennium Stage every day of the year at 6 p.m., no tickets required.

Welcome to BravO, Washington National Opera's program for students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 40! BravO is DC's premier young professional arts-lover program, welcoming those who are interested in opera to connect with each other, WNO, and the productions.

Please join the BravO Facebook Group for up-to-date information on all upcoming events!

Thank you for making BravO's Butterfly Bash on May 13 a huge success!

BravO, with IVY and the Art Museum of the Americas, brought together 200 arts lovers with an evening of glamour, music, and culture celebrating Madame Butterfly. The night included performances by WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists, a jazz band, and DJ Cam Wink -- plus hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dessert, and dancing.

Missed out? Explore the Facebook gallery here and be sure to register for BravO emails to stay up-to-date on all our events!

Join us for every BravO night this season!

BravO subscriptions go on sale on July 10th.

  • Aida: Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Alcina: Saturday, November 18, 2017*
  • Don Carlo: Friday, March 16, 2018
  • The Barber of Seville: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Candide: Friday, May 18, 2018

*Doming-Cafritz Young Artist Performance

Tips for BravO Nights:

Remember to head up to the South Opera Tier Lounge (between the first and second tiers) during intermission for a complimentary glass of champagne in the BravO member-only lounge and head over to The Watergate Hotel after the performance!

Discounted BravO Subscription—Friday Performances, up to 50% off full subscription

BravO subscriptions for the 2017-2018 season will be available in summer 2017!

Single Tickets for $30, $50, & $75!

Interested in seeing just one or two operas, but not up for the full subscription? BravO members save on single tickets to BravO Nights. Sign up for BravO to receive emailed newsletters and stay up to date on current single ticket offers.

Annual Season Kickoff Event

Stay tuned for our 2017-2018 Season Kickoff Event during Aida!

Free Costume Tour and Backstage Tour

Join BravO for behind the scenes glimpses at the inner workings of WNO! All of our tours for the 2017 season have concluded. Join us backstage during the 2018 season!

Free Pre-Performance Talks

Informative and entertaining, Opera Insights take you inside the composer's mind, behind the scenes of planning a production, and into the history and social context of each opera. These lectures are free with a ticket to that evening's performance.

Monthly Happy Hours and Social Events

From happy hours with Opera on Tap to opera events as they pop up around the DMV area, BravO members receive more information with twice monthly emails from Washington National Opera and BravO's Facebook Group.

BravO night for Madame Butterfly is May 19th! Remember to head up to the South Opera Tier Lounge (between the first and second tiers) for a private BravO cash bar during intermission and head over to The Watergate Hotel after the performance!

Discounted Opera Gala Tickets

BravO members have exclusive access to $250 Opera Gala tickets! The Opera Gala, considered by some as one of the best annual events in DC, closes the opera's season. Join us on Saturday, June 3, 2017 for a star studded evening. Call (202) 416-8496 or email with the subject line “BravO Opera Gala Tickets” for more information.

The fine print:

Offer subject to availability
There are a limited number of performance tickets available through BravO, so purchase yours early.
Purchaser must be an age-verified BravO member
When picking up tickets from the Box Office, you must present valid proof of age. The Kennedy Center will also verify that you are registered in our system as a BravO member. You may purchase up to two BravO priced tickets for BravO performances.

BravO Council

Interested in getting more involved? Email for more information on joining the Bravo Council.