The Grand Rapids Symphony Student Passport Program is a fantastic opportunity for full-time students of any age to experience orchestral performances for only $5! Tickets must always be purchased the night of the concert with a membership card and a valid student ID, or, as a home schooled student, verification of student status. If your friends or family are purchasing full price tickets in advance, they are also able to take advantage of the Student Passport pricing on your behalf through our Grand Rapids Symphony Ticket Service.
If you are interested in using the Student Passport program for a school group, please visit our Education section.
The Student Passport Program is generously sponsored by Comerica Bank.
What concerts do I get to attend?
Student Passport memberships allow you to purchase $5 tickets for any series listed below.
Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series
Fox Motors Pops Series**
Crowe Horwath Great Eras Series
Porter Hills Coffee Classics Series
DTE Energy Foundation Family Series
PNC Lollipops Series
Grand Rapids Bach Festival
Symphony With Soul Special Event
Video Games Live! (Special price - $15)
Sacred Dimensions Series
**For Holiday Pops concerts, includes Thursday, December 1 and Saturday, December 3 matinee only.
The Student Passport does NOT apply to the following series:
D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops
Gerber SymphonicBoom Series
Special Event Concerts (this includes Harry Potter in Concert)
(If an event opens up to the Student Passport, members are notified by email)
Tickets in the best remaining sections as determined by the Grand Rapids Symphony will be available at the box office beginning one hour prior to each performance. Arrive early for the best seats! Seating is limited and subject to availability. Please make sure to submit your email address on your application to receive Student Passport emails addressing availability.
What are the guidelines for ticket purchases?
If you are purchasing for a group of 10 or more, tickets are available in advance of the concert date. Any adult chaperones or those attending who are non-students can take advantage of a 20% discount off full price tickets. Contact our ticket office at 616.454.9451 x 4 for more information.
If you are attending with a small group of family or friends, tickets will be made available at the box office the night of the concert. Present your membership card and a valid student ID to purchase a $5 Student Passport ticket. If your group would like to sit together during the performance, purchase your tickets together and request to be seated in the same area. If a person in your group is purchasing a full price ticket in advance of the concert date, they are also able to purchase your ticket at the $5 student price. For more information, call or visit the GRS Ticket Office. 616.454.9451 x 4
How can I sign up for a membership card?
In Person. Sign up at the Student Passport table the evening of the concert you want to attend. Please have your Student ID with you. You will immediately receive your membership card for the purchase of a $5 ticket. The table is located in the outer lobby in DeVos Performance Hall and St. Cecilia Music Center.
Apply Below. Your membership card will be emailed to you. Apply at least a week prior to the concert you want to attend to receive your membership card on time.
Download a Student Passport application. Send your completed application to the Symphony office or drop it off at a concert.