M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Nationals Park

Celebrate the ninth season of free live opera simulcasts at the ballpark by joining Washington National Opera for The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m for pre-opera activities.

M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Nationals Park

The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities!
Opera begins at 7 p.m.

Are you coming to the ballpark?

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RSVP to M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield for your chance to win a night at the opera! The winner will receive two tickets to Washington National Opera's production of Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment, a $100 gift card to the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace restaurant, and a gift from the Washington National Opera Gift Shop. The survey closes September 23 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, so RSVP today for your chance to win!

For more information on the giveaway, please visit the M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield Giveaway Official Rules page. By entering the giveaway you agree that you have reviewed the full contest rules and agree to be bound by all terms and conditions. Please note that an RSVP is not necessary to attend M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield.

Have a group of 10 or more? RSVP to arrange for a reserved seating section at the stadium! Limited complimentary bus parking may be available for larger-sized groups.

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WNO continues its partnership with the Washington Nationals with an M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield presentation of The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Nationals Park. Gates will open at 5 p.m. for pre-opera activities for the entire family, and the opera will be broadcast live from the Kennedy Center Opera House to the high-definition NatsHD scoreboard at 7 p.m. Free seating will be available on the outfield grass (weather permitting) and in the stands.

Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including:

  • Photo opportunities for kids of all ages
  • Chances to win prizes
  • Performances by local artists
  • A screening of the Warner Bros. cartoon "What's Opera, Doc?," starring Bugs Bunny and his nemesis Elmer Fudd
  • A meet-and-greet with Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) of M&M'S® Ms. Brown
  • Kids can also play in the open playground, dress up with items from our costume trunk, visit the craft table, and have their faces painted
  • And more activities to be announced!

Getting to the Park

Girl dressed as Cinderella walking into the Nationals Park.

Stadium Information

  • Nationals Park is located at 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003.
  • Guests who plan to sit in the outfield grass may bring blankets to sit on. Chairs are not permitted on the grass. Nationals Park concessions will be open for the simulcast. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Nationals Park. No bags larger than 16 inches x 16 inches x 8 inches will be allowed into the ballpark. All bags are subject to inspection. Guests are prohibited from bringing hard containers into Nationals Park. Click here for a complete list of prohibited items in Nationals Park.
  • For complete information about your visit to Nationals Park, visit the Nationals' website.

Metro Information

  • Metro is the quickest and easiest way to get to Nationals Park.
  • Take Metro's Green Line to Navy Yard-Ballpark station it's just a half block from Nationals Park. And remember, Metro has more than 57,000 parking spaces at its stations.
  • Buses that serve Nationals Park: 74, A42, A46, A48, P6, V7, V8, and V9 and Capitol Hill Circulator.
  • Please note that the Orange Line will be single tracking from Vienna to West Falls Church on September 24, 2016 as a part of the Metro Safe Track Plan.

Parking at a Metro station?

Nationals Parking

$10 parking available in Lots B and C at Nationals Park. Click here for more information.

Seating in the Outfield

Due to the increased popularity of M&M'S® Opera in the Outfield, patrons wishing to sit in the outfield will be required to pick up a wristband after they enter Nationals Park. The wristbands will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza when the gates open at 5 p.m.

  • Wristbands are free and the only way to gain access to outfield seating.
  • Wristbands will be distributed at a table to the left of Center Field Plaza near the Family Picnic Area (at sections 141-143). There will be signs to guide you to the table and to the field entrances.
  • Distribution of wristbands will begin promptly at 5 p.m. when the park gates open.
  • Seating is limited, so the wristbands will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. You must be present to receive a wristband; one (1) wristband per person.
  • Once all of the available wristbands have been claimed, an announcement will be made over the stadium sound system and field access will be closed to those without a wristband.
  • Guests are able to check their strollers at our Guest Services locations in Center Field Plaza and at Section 131 on the main concourse.

Plenty of free seating will be available throughout the park for the duration of the evening. Only outfield seating requires a wristband.


Symbol of Accessibility Accessible seating is available throughout the park. Arrangements for a wheelchair to transport a guest to a seat from the park entrance must be made in advance by calling the Nationals Guest Services at (202) 640-7580 (voice).

Open-captioning SymbolThis event will be captioned.

Assistive Listening Devices Symbol Assistive listening devices (ALDs) may be signed out free of charge from Guest Services located at the Center Field Gate. A valid driver's license will be held until the device is returned.

For additional information about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please visit the Nationals' website or contact the Kennedy Center's Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice) or access@kennedy-center.org.


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