Free Student Tickets

All full-time UVA students are eligible to request free tickets to UVA arts events through the UVA Arts$ Program!

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UVA Arts$ Program

Funded by a portion of each full-time student’s activities fee, the UVA Arts$ Program offers all full-time enrolled, degree-seeking UVA students one complimentary ticket for every performance of eligible UVA arts events. All full-time UVA students are eligible to request free arts tickets through the Arts$ program including undergraduate students in any school; graduate students in any school, including Medical, Law, and Darden students; and all students enrolled full-time through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

UVA students can reserve their free tickets online or in person up until 24 hours before an event or when the allocation of complimentary tickets is exhausted. UVA students must log-in with their UVA student NETBADGE credentials using the link above to access free tickets online. Alternatively, students may present their valid student ID in person at the Arts Box Office to redeem their free tickets.

Please note: Free UVA student tickets are not available at the door and cannot be exchanged for alternate dates. Not all UVA arts events offer free UVA student tickets, and free tickets that are not picked up at least thirty minutes before an event will be released for sale to other patrons at the door.

Eligible Events

  • The Department of Drama produces four productions and two Dance concerts each academic year, and all performances offer free student tickets.
  • The Department of Music hosts over 100 events each year, and most performances offer free student tickets or do not require tickets at all for admission.
  • The Virginia Film Festival takes place annually each fall, and free student tickets are available for most screenings.
  • Please note not all UVA arts events offer free tickets to UVA Students. Once you have clicked the link at the top of the page, click the refresh link on the top right corner of the page to display all events and purchase tickets instead.

More Information on the UVA Arts$ Program

A UVA Arts$ ticket is intended to be used ONLY by the full-time UVA student who requested the ticket, and as such Arts$ tickets are non-transferable. UVA students may be asked to present their ticket and student ID at the door for admission by front of house staff. It is considered an Honor Code violation for UVA students to give their Arts$ tickets to parents or any other person who is not a UVA student.  

Other Discounts

UVA students also receive free admission to exhibitions and programs at the McIntire Department of Art and a free student membership to the Fralin Museum of Art good for free admission to the Final Fridays Receptions.

Please note, tickets for these exhibitions are not available from the Arts Box Office. Please visit the McIntire Department of Art and Fralin Museum of Art for more information.

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