Student deals and opportunities at Cal Performances

Cal Performances makes it easy for students to grab a seat in Zellerbach for a spectacular hour or two of artistic programming without breaking the bank. Here’s how:


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancers perform “Members Don’t Get Weary.” (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater photo by Paul Kolnik)

Cal Student Flex Pass: The $60 pass allows students to buy tickets in advance to four performances of their choice for the 2018/19 season. Students can redeem two tickets per event and can purchase up to four passes per semester using their Cal ID. A limited number of flex passes are on sale now. Buy online, by phone at (510) 642-9988 or at the ticket office at Zellerbach Hall.

Student discount and rush tickets: Berkeley students always receive 50 percent off of tickets to any performance, and a limited number of $10 rush tickets are available for select shows.

Student Ambassadors for the Arts (SAFTA) is a student-led committee of more than 30 student arts ambassadors, sponsored by Cal Performances. The committee organizes special events and student promotions, including meet-and-greet opportunities with artists and student night-out parties, to help students feel welcome and at home in the performing arts world. 

To attend a special event or learn more about becoming an ambassador, email

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