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Performance Discounts

Get free and discounted admission to performances around NYC with our flagship On Sale at the TIC program and more.

On Sale at the TIC (for current Columbia students, faculty, and staff)

Get discounted tickets to hundreds of off-campus arts events at the city's leading performance spaces including Broadway, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

On Sale at the TIC curates a selection of events available each semester. Tickets go on sale at the start of each semester, and new shows may be added as the semester progesses.

>>Sign up for our email list to be among the first to know when tickets are available, as popular shows sell out very quickly.

>>Browse upcoming performances from On Sale at the TIC


Passport to Performances (for current Columbia students)

Passport to Performances brings Columbia students free tickets to performances from world-class New York City venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, and the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are exclusively announced through our email newsletter and won’t be listed on our website, so sign up for our email list to find out when you get these first-come first-served tickets throughout the year.

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Tickets are announced via email one day before they are available to be picked up in person at the Ticket and Information Center in the lobby of Lerner Hall. Free tickets are limited and first-come first-served. Limit 2 tickets per person, only available to current students with a Columbia ID. No returns or exchanges. Lost tickets cannot be replaced.


ArtsLink (for faculty: class visits)

Complement your curriculum with vibrant arts experiences around New York City. ArtsLink is a concierge service for University faculty through which our team can help arrange group orders and manage the logistics of outings to performances, exhibitions, or other arts events around the city.

We can often subsidize the cost of tickets or museum admission, and can sell tickets directly to students through the Ticket and Information Center.

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Image: Columbia University Ballet Ensemble, photo by Jose Giralt Photography