Free BSO Tickets

For Undergraduates only

Thanks to gift from the late Harvard Professor Arthur Maass, undergraduate students at Harvard can receive free tickets to selected performances by the BSO. Professor Maass was a long-time subscriber and patron of the BSO with his membership beginning in 1946. Upon his passing, a provision in his estate plans dictated that funds were to be made available to supply tickets to Harvard undergraduates.

As a reminder to all undergraduates interested in the free BSO Ticket program, standard policy for claiming tickets is as follows:

  • BSO tickets will be made available approximately one week in advance of any given show, depending on ticket availability from the BSO box office.
  • Notification of available performances and ticket quantities is in The Weekly Beat, Harvard's arts vibe (subscribe here), which is distributed by email each Thursday of the academic year. Each week, under the listing "Free Boston Symphony Orchestra Tickets," there will be information about the availability of tickets for the coming week's performances. The tickets will be available for pick-up on the day and time stated in the listing, usually on Fridays in the afternoon at 74 Mt. Auburn St.
    • Tickets will be available after the distribution time on a first-come, first-served basis and must be picked up in person. Lines form early (sometimes up to 2 hours before distribution begins!), and there is a waiting area, so if you want tickets get to the office early.
    • We ask that you wait quietly and in an orderly manner. 
    • When picking up tickets, students must show a valid Harvard undergraduate student ID and may receive, at max, 2 tickets per ID. This is subject to change - sometimes we get additional tickets and allow students to receive up to 4 tickets.
    • Students that receive tickets must wait 2 weeks from the performance date before they are again eligible to participate in the program.

This opportunity is available to Harvard undergraduates only. If you sign up for The Beat, you will automatically receive information regarding the availability of free BSO tickets.

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