Free UVA Student Tickets

All full-time UVA students are eligible to request free tickets to eligible UVA Arts events through the UVA Arts$ Program! Please note Free UVA Student Tickets are only available up until 24 hours before performance time.

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UVA Arts$ Program

Funded by a portion of each full-time UVA 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. Eligible students include 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 up until 24 hours before an event or when the allocation of complimentary tickets is exhausted. To redeem their free tickets, UVA students can log-in with their NETBADGE credentials using the link above or present their valid student ID in-person at the Arts Box Office. Free UVA Student Tickets cannot be reserved by phone.

Note: Free UVA student tickets are not available at the door of any event and cannot be exchanged for alternate dates. Free student 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.

What if you can no longer use a Free UVA Student Ticket?

We encourage UVA students to release tickets they can no longer use at least 24 hours prior to an event so that the ticket can be resold. You can release your tickets easily by submitting our Ticket Release form here!

More Information on the UVA Arts$ Program

Free tickets reserved through the UVA Arts$ Program are 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 along with a valid UVA student ID to front of house staff for admission to events. 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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