Learn & Engage

U of M Faculty & Staff

While campus, classrooms, and teaching look very different this year from the past, it remains Northrop’s mission to cultivate the intersections between performing arts and education. We seek to enrich the campus experience, promote engagement beyond the classroom, develop and foster vitality in arts and culture, and create opportunities for cross-disciplinary dialogue.

We invite U of M faculty and staff to engage with Northrop through various programs, opportunities, and discounts. Many events have moved online but Northrop is providing increased access and accessibility features for more people to enjoy.

Northrop Across Campus

Northrop Across Campus

Northrop Across Campus is a program that encourages University of Minnesota faculty and staff to incorporate Northrop Season events into classroom discussion and exploration by providing complimentary tickets for entire U of M classes. This year, Northrop is providing free access to online performances and live-stream options of the events.

We believe that engaging with performances and cultural events can deepen curriculum in unique and exciting ways and can offer an experience unlike any other on campus. At a University that celebrates discovery, take time to discover dance, music, and performing arts. Experience the online performances at the same time together with your classes or provide on-demand access through our program to work into your curriculum. Either are powerful ways to explore the themes and artistic expression in the performances.

Our 2020-21 Northrop Across Campus Guide provides academic engagement through the arts with information about the curricular connections for each of the performances in the 2020-21 Northrop Dance Series and select Music Series events, which will bring artists from all over the world to the Carlson Family Stage.

If you would like your class to receive access to an online performance or live-stream option as part of Northrop Across Campus, please contact our Campus Engagement Team at nacampus@umn.edu. We are happy to walk you through the process, discuss the academic connections, and help craft meaningful experiences for your students.

Dancers from Black Grace dance on the Northrop Carlson Family Stage.

Photo by Tim Rummelhoff.

Northrop Season Discounts

University staff and faculty receive some of the best discounts to Northrop Season performances.

Pick any combination of three or more online/live stream or in-person Northrop Season events and save 15% with a Choose Your Own Package. All purchases are fully exchangeable and refundable.

Save $5 on adult single tickets and 50% on tickets for children 17 and under when purchased with at least one adult ticket to any Northrop Season event. This discount is available for both online and in-person events.

This program is for new staff and faculty. Welcome to your first year at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus! We invite you to explore Northrop often during your time at the U to experience many exciting events. The first show is on us! Choose any online or live stream performance in the 2020-21 Northrop Season and get one free ticket to watch in the comfort of your home from any device! We hope you will join us to see all Northrop has to offer during your time here.

Contact the Box Office Mon - Fri, 12:00pm - 5:00 pm 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.

Lecture presentation from the Carlson Family Stage

Space Rental

University of Minnesota faculty and staff can receive discounts when renting Northrop spaces. From the 2,700-seat Carlson Family Stage to smaller but still technologically advanced conference rooms, host your next meeting, lecture, gathering, performance, or event in one of our remarkable spaces.