Student Tickets & Opportunities

NEW! 2017-18 Student Subscriptions

Student subscriptions may be purchased beginning Monday, April 24, 2017. Student subscriptions cost $20 per ticket, with a minimum of five different events purchased (maximum of two tickets per ID, which must be shown when purchasing or picking up your tickets).

Access student ticket pricing in select seating areas months ahead of the student ticket sales date in the fall. Exact seat locations will be assigned in July by the Patron Services team and are based on the date of your order.

Perks include fee-free exchanges (until 48 hours before a performance) and the ability to add to your subscription until general student sales begin.

Order your student subscription.


$12 and $20 for College and High School Students

Rush pricing that you don’t have to rush around for! Take it easy and plan ahead, because now instead of hoping last-minute rush tickets will be available, you can purchase tickets at low prices all year long.

Whether you buy in advance or on the day of the show, college and high school students (not just University of Michigan students!) will always get the same sweet deal: All student tickets are $12 or $20, depending on seat location.

UMS designates a significant number of seats to be discounted for student purchase for every production. Should student seats sell out, UMS will monitor seat inventory and sales demand for full price tickets and student tickets to assess whether additional student seats can be made available. If it is possible to increase the number of student seats, they will become available each Tuesday at 10 am.

As long as a performance is not sold out, student tickets will also be available at the door. Students may also purchase tickets online or in person with a valid student ID.

Student tickets for the 2017-18 season go on sale on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10 am.

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Presenting sponsor

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Supporting sponsor

Stephen and Rosamund Forrest Student Ticket Endowment Fund
Karen and David Stutz

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Bert’s Ticket for undergraduate U-M first-year and second-year students

Bert Askwith (1911-2015) was a true victor for the arts and an incredible advocate for the U-M student experience. Bert pledged to buy every first- and second-year U-M undergraduate student a free ticket to a UMS performance and provide a second ticket for a friend for just $10.

Eligible performances for the Fall semester are available starting September 1, 2016 while Winter semester performances are available starting January 4, 2017. All performances on the 2016-17 season are eligible for the Bert’s Ticket offer, except the Berlin Philharmonic, Igor and Moreno, and Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile.

Stop by the Michigan League Ticket Office to claim your free Bert’s Ticket. Ticket Office Hours.

Student Committee

The UMS Student Committee is an official student organization at the University of Michigan! Students focus on connecting the campus community to the performing arts through UMS performances and experiences.

Each season, the Student Committee creates and executes marketing plans for a select number of UMS performances. Students have found that the committee is a really satisfying, social way to stay connected to the arts during school. To top it off, you’ll get two free tickets to a UMS show for every four hours you volunteer.

You can join at any time! Email for more information.

Winter 2017 University of Michigan Courses Engaged with UMS

Are you interested in learning about a UMS performance in a deeper way? Would you like to write and talk about performance with other students? Interested in discovering how performance connects with other academic disciplines?

These U-M courses integrate at least one UMS performance into their curriculum; this list will be updated as additional classes are confirmed.

ARTSADMN 406/506, Section 005
Sat, Jan 14 & Feb 18 10-11 am, Sat-Sun Jan 28-29 9 am -5 pm
Instructors: Members of the New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist Faculty.

English 290.010/ALA 260.001/MUSPERF 200.001
Engaging Performance
Instructors: Madhumita Lahiri and Anita Gonzalez

Practices of American Culture
Instructor: Manan Desai

Anthropology of Death, Dying and the Afterlife
Instructor: Eric Mueggler

The History of Islam in South Asia
Instructor: Farina Mir

CLCIV 350: Topics In Classical Civilization
Section 001: Comedy and Performance
Instructor: Ruth Caston

ENGLISH 340.001
Poetry Moves off the Page
Instructor: Tung-Hui Hu

Germany and the Black Diaspora
Instructor: Kira Thurman

HISTORY 232.005
Christians of the Middle East: The Armenian Expereince
Instructor: Hakem Al-Rustom

HISTORY 407.001
Global Cultural Encounters Since 1800
Instructor: Kira Thurman

HONORS 230.010/HISTORY 231.010
Histories of Human Experimentation
Instructor: Joel Howell

The UMS Theatre Season
Instructor: Martin Walsh

On Listening
Instructor: Hank Greenspan

Physics of Music
Instructor: Christina Aidala

Sensuous Pleasures: China’s Forbidden Novel, Jin Ping Mei
Instructor: SE Kile

Theories and Practices for Community Action and Social Change
Instructor: Adisa Chaney

The Spanish Comedia
Instructor: Enrique Garcia Santo-Tomazs

THTREMUS 403/404
Design and Production Seminar
Instructor: Christianne Myers