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
Visit the calendar listing of performances with student ticket availability. (Student tickets usually become available 1-4 weeks ahead of the concert date with newly eligible concerts typically added on Thursday afternoons.)
Select your desired concert and add seats to your order. Only seats eligible for student ticket pricing will display.
Proceed through the checkout process. By default, an eTicket will be sent to you.
Attend the concert! Don’t forget to bring your Student ID to show it to an usher as you enter the venue.
Become a Student Subscriber
Students can subscribe to a Create Your Own series of three or more performances and save 30-50% off standard ticket prices. Order a student CYO subscription »
Specially Priced Tickets for Teen Arts Pass Tap Participants
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is an inaugural partner of Teen Arts Pass (TAP), a program of Urban Gateways. With TAP, participating teens ages 13-19 can access specially priced tickets for select concerts. Learn more and sign up »
Become a CSO Student Ambassador
CSO Student Ambassadors are college students who are passionate about connecting with their student communities through orchestral music experiences. Learn more »
College Night October 20
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.
- The student ticket limit is two per person/concert.
- Student ticket orders must be submitted by students.
- 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.
- Individual student ticket privileges may be revoked if ticketing policies are not adhered to.