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Ticket and Information Center

The Ticket and Information Center (TIC) is the Arts Initiative’s discount box office, located in the lobby of Lerner Hall.

Since the Arts Initiative launched the TIC in January 2008, we have sold more than 940,000 tickets to Broadway shows, Metropolitan Opera performances, student events, and more, providing countless Columbians affordable, convenient access to the rich cultural life of New York City.


TIC Hours

Tuesday – Saturday: 1 pm - 8 pm
Monday and Sunday: CLOSED

The TIC is closed on all University holidays and during the winter, spring, and summer breaks.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Friday September 14 - Thursday, December 13
CLOSED: Tuesday, November 6; and Wednesday, November 21-Saturday November 24

Spring 2019 Schedule

Friday, January 25 – Wednesday, May 15
CLOSED: Friday, March 15 at 6pm – Saturday, March 24


On Sale at the TIC
Each year, the TIC sells discounted tickets to hundreds of off-campus arts events at the city’s leading cultural venues, including Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, and more. Tickets go on sale at the start of each semester, and new shows may be added as the semester progresses. Popular shows sell out quickly! Sign up online to receive our weekly newsletter, and be among the first to learn when tickets are available.

Click here to find tickets to performances On Sale at the TIC

On Sale at the TIC inventory is available only to current Columbia students, faculty, and staff. Valid CUID must be presented for ticket pick-up. There is a limit of two tickets per current CUID holder per show. 


Each year, thousands of Columbia students in hundreds of classes attend museums and performances as part of their curriculum. We are proud to work with faculty to facilitate these opportunities for students to enrich their coursework and classroom discussion with attendance at the city’s finest cultural experiences.

The Arts Initiative team helps arrange tickets and manage the logistics of your class outing to make things as easy for you as possible. We can often subsidize the cost of tickets or museum admission, and can sell tickets directly to students through the Ticket and Information Center during fall and spring semesters. 

Submit an ArtsLink request form


Student Group Event Ticketing
Working in partnership with Undergraduate Student Life, Lerner Hall Operations, Public Safety, and University Events Management, the TIC offers box office services to University-recognized student groups that require ticketing for their performances and events.

Requests must be submitted at least 10 business days in advance of the date you would like your tickets to go on sale. For events that take place outside regular TIC hours, extended hours are available with advance approval and may incur an additional staffing fee.

Submit a student group event ticketing request

View upcoming student events on sale at the TIC

Promote your student arts event to our calendar


Discounted Movie Vouchers
The TIC sells discounted movie vouchers to many of New York City’s leading cinemas, including AMC, Regal, and City Cinemas/Angelika Film Center. Movie vouchers are available for purchase in person at the TIC window by current students, faculty, and staff with valid CUID throughout the academic year. 

Click here for movie voucher pricing and availability




TIC Box Office
(212) 851-0419

Arts Initiative Administrative Office
(212) 851-9574