Tickets & Events


The front facade of Northrop at dusk.

The Northrop Season offers a variety of dance, music, silent film with live music, and artist engagement activities. Read below to learn about current discounts and free ticket programs. 

Northrop Season Discounts

Pick any combination of three or more Northrop Season events and save 15% with a Create Your Own Package. All purchases are fully exchangeable.

Save on single tickets to any qualifying Northrop Season event, using one of the discounts below. 

  • $5 off per ticket for students, seniors, military, U of M Alumni Association members, and U of M faculty, staff, and retirees.
  • 50% off tickets for children 17 and under when purchased with at least one adult ticket.
  • $30 under 30: includes up to two tickets per valid ID (to verify 30 years of age or younger) plus one free beverage per ticket purchased. 

Welcome—your first event is on us! This program is for new students (freshmen, graduate, professional, and transfer), staff, and faculty. We invite you to explore Northrop often during your time at the U to experience a variety of extraordinary events. Select any in-person, livestream, or on-demand performance in the 2024-25 Northrop Season and receive one free ticket. (Excludes the U of M Marching Band Indoor Concert public performances). We hope you will join us to see all that Northrop has to offer.

Contact the Box Office at 612-624-2345 with your U Card number to reserve your First Year Free Ticket. Limited to one event. 

This program is made possible, in part, by the generous support from David and Naomi Balto.

U of M faculty and staff are invited to experience in-person/online Northrop Season performances with their students, incorporating the work performed on stage with their classroom curriculum—at no charge. Contact the Campus Engagement Team at to learn more about Northrop Across Campus, to discuss the academic connections, and to help craft meaningful experiences for your students.

Discounts for events outside of the Northrop Season may be offered by the presenter of those events. Visit the Northrop Events Calendar for each event to learn more about pricing and discounts specific to those events.

Discounted Rush Tickets are available to qualifying Northrop Season events beginning at 10:00 am on the day of the performance. For best seats, purchase your tickets online starting at 10:00 am. Rush Tickets can also be purchased in-person, and by phone. Up to two tickets are available for purchase with each qualifying ID. The Box Office is open at 10:00 am on weekdays and up to four hours before each weekend performance. Rush tickets can be picked up with ID at the East Box Office during regular business hours, and at the West Box Office less than one hour prior to the performance start.

$10 U of M Students

$15 Students from any school

$20 U of M Faculty and Staff/Educators from any school

$20 Teaching Artists from any school/organization

Rapid Rush is available to University of Minnesota students for selected events that are not included in the Northrop Season. Rapid Rush tickets are $20 (inclusive of fees) and go on sale 30 minutes before the event's start time. Rapid Rush tickets are based on availability. Because Rapid Rush is only sold on a case-by-case basis, it will be noted on the individual event page and announced on Northrop's social media. Students may get one or two tickets with a valid U Card, depending on the event.

Save on group tickets to any qualifying Northrop Season event held on the Carlson Family Stage at Northrop by filling out this form or contacting the Box Office at 612-624-2345 or

  • Groups of 10 or more save 20% on adult ticket prices and pay only $1 per ticket processing fees. Children's tickets are always  50% off whether purchased in a group or not. Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.