University Park students can save an extra 15 percent on arts tickets Aug. 30

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A grant from the University Park Student Fee Board makes the arts more accessible with discounted prices to Penn State students during the Center for the Performing Arts 2017-18 season.

But from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park students can save an additional 15 percent on already-discounted tickets to professional music, theater and dance performances scheduled for September through April.

Performances take place in Eisenhower and Schwab auditoriums. Student tickets normally priced at $15 will cost $12.75 on the sale day; touring Broadway production tickets will cost $42.50 and $34.85; and admission to a concert featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott will cost $61.20 and $52.70.

The season features 24 presentations that bring the continents closer to Nittany Valley, including Montreal-style cirque, jazz, musical theater, world music, dance troupes and classical ensembles.

“We enthusiastically welcome Penn State students to the center’s performances and are excited that, on average, one-third of our audiences are students,” center director George Trudeau said. “We’re pleased to be able to provide students tickets for most presentations for the very reasonable price of $15. Broadway show ticket prices are negotiated with the producers, so we don’t have as much flexibility, but we are still pleased that Penn State students receive the best prices for Broadway and all CPA presentations.”

A valid Penn State identification card is required to purchase tickets at the University Park student price. Each eligible student may buy one discounted ticket per event per ID. Friends who want to sit together should purchase their tickets at the same time.

Visit Center for the Performing Arts online for more information about the season.

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Last Updated August 11, 2017