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Student Tickets at Symphony Center

Symphony Center welcomes students with special offers and opportunities to connect with other music lovers.

How to Purchase Student Tickets

Step 1
Visit the calendar listing for performances that have student tickets available.

Step 2 
Select the desired concert and add the seats to your order. Only eligible seats for student ticket pricing will display.

Step 3
Proceed through the checkout process. By default, an eTicket will be sent to you.

Step 4 
Attend the concert! And, don’t forget to bring your Student ID to show it to an usher as you enter the venue.

Student Ticket Policies

All student ticket holders must have a valid student ID. Only students with valid IDs are admitted with student tickets. An individual student ID is required for each student ticket.

  • Student tickets cannot be exchanged for a different seat at the Box Office.
  • Tickets purchased on the day of the performance are $20.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges for student tickets.
  • Student ticket offers cannot be applied to a group reservation.
  • Student tickets are usually made available about one month in advance of the concert date.
  • Student ticket offers are for select concerts only and are subject to change at any time.
  • Seating restrictions apply. All artists, programs and prices are subject to change.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment.

For everyone’s comfort and safety, all patrons must wear a face mask throughout their visit.

Individuals are expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before attending a CSOA event. Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have had or been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days should contact Patron Services for flexible exchange and refund options.

Visit cso.org/SafeAndSound for the most recent information. Ticket holders receive specific instructions for entry ahead of each performance. Please note, other venues in Chicago may have policies that differ from Symphony Center.

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