Free Student Tickets

Free Student Tickets

Thanks to generous funding from a small group of individual donors, the SPCO is excited to announce that students with a valid student ID can attend unlimited regular SPCO concerts free of charge! The SPCO is committed to sharing the music we play with the broadest possible audience in our community. We believe our music has the power to inspire, challenge, move and uplift and that everyone, including young people, deserves the opportunity to experience transformational performances. With free tickets for students, we are expanding access to the arts for young people and making it easier than ever to experience SPCO concerts.

How it works:

  • Students sit in any price seat, at any regular concert for FREE.
  • Order online using the “Student” price type or call our Ticket Office to reserve your free tickets.
  • Present your valid student ID at will call to pick up your tickets at the concert.

Many SPCO performances take place at venues on or near schools and college campuses throughout the Twin Cities including the Ordway Concert Hall, Ted Mann Concert Hall at the U of M, Benson Great Hall at Bethel University and Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ.

Click here to see our complete listing of regular venues



 Who counts as a “student”?

Any current student with a valid student ID.

Is there a limit to the number of student tickets can I get?

Students are encouraged to attend as many concerts as they would like for free throughout the entire season. You may reserve up to four free tickets at a time, but each attendee must present a valid student ID to pick up their free tickets at will call.

Which seats and concerts are eligible for free student tickets?

Any price seat and all regular subscription concerts are eligible for free student tickets. The only concerts not eligible for free student tickets are holiday concerts and the Happy Hour Concerts.

Can I reserve free kids tickets for a school or community group?

Yes, but group reservations must be coordinated directly with our Ticket Office Coordinator and cannot be made online. We request a ratio of one chaperone for every 10–15 attendees under the age of 18. For more information on seat availability and reservations, please contact Jasmine Carlson, Ticket Office Coordinator, at 612.445.8021 or email [email protected].