Who We Are

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) represents over 800 artistic and technical workers at the Metropolitan Opera.

Local 1 

Skilled craftsmen who are experts with carpentry, lighting, sound, props, rigging, set and building construction.


Local 764 

Costume shop employees who create the costumes, along with wardrobe employees who assist the performers with their costumes before, during and after performances


Local 751 

Box office employees such as treasurers and ticket sellers.


Local 798 

Artists responsible for hair, wigs and makeup.


Local 794 

Technicians involved in the Met’s HD live broadcasts.


USA 829 

Scenic artists, and scenery, costume, lighting, projection and sound designers.