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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 has joined a growing coalition of performing arts organizations across the Chicago area in adopting safety protocols to ensure your visit to Symphony Center is safe and sound.

These protocols include providing proof of vaccination or a negative test upon entry and wearing face masks. Performances through November 21 are less than 90 minutes and presented without intermission. Guidelines will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations. Visit for the most recent information. Ticket holders will receive specific instructions for entry in advance of the performance.

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