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The Arts Initiative at Columbia University hosts, plans, and provides access to hundreds of arts and cultural events on-campus and across New York City, including student performances, museum exhibitions, Broadway shows, dance, movies, opera, and more. Get out and explore!

Calendar of Events

See what is going on today, tomorrow, or this week.

Special Programs

Tour a museum, speak with a Broadway playwright, or learn how to produce your own show. 


Students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free or discounted tickets to hundreds of events.

Promote Your Event

Have an on-campus or community event you want to promote?

Plan an Outing

Get discounted group tickets to performances through Givenik. 5% of your purchase supports future Arts Initiative programming.

Museum Meetups

Tour New York City’s museums up close and personally.

Creative Conversations

Join in on our thought-provoking series with practitioners in the arts and cultural fields.

Columbia Nights

Mingle with Columbians from across the university.