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  • Student Rush Policies

    Kimmel Center Presents, sponsored by Citi (not including Broadway Series and rental engagements) offers Student Rush tickets on a show-by-show basis to students with ID.

    Student Rush ticket availability is based on prior sales, and all seat locations are at the discretion of management.

    Call on the day of the event for availability.

    When available, Student Rush tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to the event at the Kimmel Center Box Office at $10 per ticket with ID. 

    Limit one per person.

    The Philadelphia Orchestra offers several options for college students with a valid student ID to attend subscription concerts for reduced prices, including:

    • eZseatU college ticket program allows one free ticket to unlimited subscription concerts for a $25 membership fee with a valid student ID. Seats may be reserved up to one month in advance but the exact seat will not be assigned until just prior to the concert. This is available as a print-at-home ticket only.
    • $10 student understudy tickets are available online the Tuesday before a subscription concert. Tickets will be held at the box office. Must show valid student ID.
    • $8 student rush tickets are available 90 minutes before a subscription concert at the Box Office and seating is at the discretion of the ushers. One ticket per valid student ID

    Limit one per person.

     Academy of Music: Two hours prior to performance time at the Academy of Music Box Office, students with a valid ID pay only $5 for Amphitheatre seating or pay only half price to sit anywhere else in the house.

     Perelman Theater: Two hours prior to performance time at the Kimmel Center Box Office, students with a valid ID pay of 50% of all available seating.


    Limit one per person, subject to availability.

    $15 Student Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour prior to every performance for all productions except for George Balanchine's The Nutcracker.

    One ticket per valid student ID.

    Seating is subject to availability.

    Student rush tickets for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia are available one hour before concert time and thru the start of the performance at the Kimmel Center Box Office only.

    Rush Ticket availability is determined the Thursday prior to each performance. 

    Please call the Chamber Orchestra Box Office 215.545.1739 to determine whether Rush Tickets are available for your desired performance. Cash or credit cards accepted.


    General Student Rush tickets are $10, one ticket per person, with valid Student ID.  

    Curtis Institute Student Rush tickets are $5, two tickets per person, with valid Student ID

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