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Claim Your Seat

Submitted by darmstro on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:36pm

The Claim Your Seat program seeks to foster a greater appreciation of the arts and creative thinking in the student body, and encourages a greater sense of campus community and school spirit.
All UCalgary students can attend most on-campus Dance, Drama and Music events, presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts, for free!

How does it work?

  1. Arrive at the theatre or concert hall between 45 min and 15 minutes before the performance starts.
  2. Go to the Claim Your Seat usher in the lobby. The usher has an iPad and will help you process your free ticket.

Don't forget to bring a valid UNICARD to take advantage of the Claim Your Seat program. It is that simple!

The important small print

  1. Claim Your Seat tickets are not guaranteed for each performance. The availability of Claim Your Seat tickets depends on multiple factors: how many tickets are left unsold, what is the audience capacity, is a performance co-presented with a community partner, etc.
  2. If you have a course requirement to attend a performance for a specific date, the instructor can discuss access to tickets to Theatre Services prior to the event.
  3. The best chance for a free ticket is to arrive early, up to 45 minutes prior to the performance start time. However if you want to make 100% sure you have a seat, you can always purchase a ticket ahead of time at the student rate.
  4. There is no latecomers call: make sure to arrive early as Claim Your Seat tickets won't be given out less than 15 min. before the performance starts. If you arrive less than 15 minutes prior to the performance start time, you can go directly to the box office to purchase a ticket at the student rate.

UCalgary employees

As a UCalgary employee, you receive 50% off regular admission of most dance, drama and music performances presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts for yourself and one guest. This promotion is not valid for co-productions or events presented off-campus.

How does it work?

  • Show your UNICARD at the box office up to 1 hour before the performance
  • Or, buy ticket(s) online using promo code MYUC. The day of the performance, show your UNICARD to the front of house staff when scanning your ticket(s) at the door.

UCalgary alumni

As an UCalgary alumnus/ae, you receive 50% off regular admission of most dance, drama and music performances presented by the School of Creative and Performing Arts for yourself and one guest. This promotion is not valid for co-productions or events presented off-campus.

How does it work?

  • Show your Alumni UNICARD at the box office up to 1 hour before the performance
  • Or, buy ticket(s) online using promo code ALUM. The day of the performance, show your Alumni UNICARD to the front of house staff when scanning your ticket(s) at the door.

Theatre etiquette

  • No food or beverages in the venues, with the exception of bottled water.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices can distract the performers and intrude on other patrons' enjoyment of the performance. Please ensure these devices they will not ring, beep or vibrate during the performance. 
  • Please do not talk or whisper during the performance. Our performance venues are designed to transmit sound, so even quiet noises can be intrusive to those around you.
  • Recording devices and cameras are not permitted.
  • If you have a complaint about another guest, please speak with a Front of House usher or Manager rather than approaching the person yourself.
  • At the performance venues, please speak to our friendly Front of House staff, who will be glad to assist you. Our Front of House Manager welcomes your comments and will pass them along to the appropriate School of Creative and Performing Arts staff member. You can contact her at foh@theatreservices.ca