The Grand Rapids Symphony Student Ticket 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 Tickets pricing on your behalf through our Grand Rapids Symphony Ticket Service.
If you are interested in using the Student Ticket program for a school group, please visit our Education section.
The Student Ticket Program is generously sponsored by
What concerts do I get to attend?
Student Ticket memberships allow you to purchase $5 tickets for any concerts listed below.
Shostakovich and Mozart | Jan 10-11
Hollywood Hits | Jan 17-19
Peter and the Wolf | Jan 25
The Glory of the Baroque Coffee Concert (10 AM) | Jan 31
The Glory of the Baroque (8 PM) | Jan 31
Schubert's "Great" | Feb 14-15
Symphony with Soul | Feb 29
Beethoven's "Pastoral" | Mar 6-7
Clara's Circle of Friends Coffee Concert (10 AM) | Mar 13
Clara's Circle of Friends | Mar 13
Choral Celebration | Mar 16
Up - In Concert Live to Film | Mar 20-22
Beethoven Celebration: The Five Piano Concertos | Mar 27-28
Peter Rabbit | Mar 28
Mozart & Haydn Coffee Concert (10 AM) | Apr 3
Mozart & Haydn | Apr 3
Rhythm in Your Rubbish | Apr 4
Concerto for Orchestra! | Apr 17-18
The Pianists with Ingrid Fliter | Apr 19
Revolution - The Beatles Symphonic Experience | May 8-10
Mahler's "Resurrection" | May 15-16
STUDENT TICKETS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING CONCERTS:
(If an event opens up to the Student Ticket Program, members are notified by email)
Home Alone in Concert | Nov 12
Old National Bank Cirque de Noël | Dec 18-19
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ | Feb 21-22
INSIDER TIP: If you are interested in attending one of the following performances for FREE, consider joining the Grand Rapids Symphony Volunteer program.
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 Tickets 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 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 Tickets 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 one week prior to the concert you want to attend to receive your membership card on time. You may also sign up in person at the box office if you do not receive your membership card in time.
Download a Student Tickets application. Send your completed application to the Symphony office or drop it off at a concert.