Looking for something great to do OFF campus without breaking the bank?
All of the following listings are accessible by public transportation from Harvard Square. Take a chance and venture into the city for these great deals:
Outings & Innings
From museums to movies to historical tours as well as many theater, music and dance productions, Harvard’s Outings & Innings (Harvard PIN required) provides significant discounts to students, faculty and staff for cultural and other attractions in the Greater Boston area. Create an account online and sign up for the E-List to be informed of ever-changing offerings; and visit the NEW O&I office at 44R Brattle Street for on-site ticket purchases. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 617.495.2828.
The following museums are Free for Harvard students (Undergraduate & Graduate Students) with an ID.
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston
Institute of Contemporary Art, Fan Pier, South Boston
Also free for Faculty and Staff. Free for everyone after 5pm on Thursdays.
Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, 280 the Fenway, Boston.www.gardnermuseum.org
Also Free: Members, visitors under 18, all named "Isabella," U.S. military and families. Visit their website for other quirky discounts availabile.
Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon Street, Boston.
Student rush is $30 dollars and tickets are available two hours prior to performance at the Boston Opera House box office. Student subscriptions are $30 a performance. Details here.
Celebrity Series of Boston
Student Rush tickets available for select performances at NEC's Jordan Hall, Citi Wang Theatre, Citi Shubert Theatre, Berklee Performance Center, Sanders Theatre, Pickman Hall, and Symphony Hall. Student rush is $20 (cash only; 2 tickets per student with ID).
Students in Advance: $10 (in-person only with valid ID, 2 per ID, in $54 and $25 sections only)
Student & Senior RUSH: $10 (beginning 90mins on Thursday or 2hrs on Sun prior to concert, all sections, based on availability)
Harvard Outings & Innings: 50% off top 2 prices with promo code or Harvard ID
WGBH member: 50% off top 2 prices with promo code or WGBH member card
Boston Symphony Orchestra, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
There are many ways to get to the BSO - here are 3:
1. BSO College Card (for Undergraduate & Graduate Students)
By purchasing the BSO College Card for only $25, you have the opportunity to attend up to 25 BSO performances (concerts and open rehearsals).
2. $10 Rush Tickets.
There are a limited number of Rush Tickets for BSO subscription series concerts on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons. Tickets are $10 each, cash only, one to a customer, and can be purchased at the BSO Box Office on Massachusetts Avenue on Fridays beginning at 10am, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5pm. Please note: Rush Tickets are not available on Friday evenings and Saturday evenings.
3. Free tickets also available to select performances for Harvard undergraduates only through the Office for the Arts' BSO ticket program.
Boston Pops, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston
www.bso.org click on "Pops" tab in the upper left corner
Emmanuel Music, Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St.
Boston Lyric Opera, Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston
Advanced Student Tickets at $30 per ticket are valid for price zones B and C pending availability by calling the Box Office at 617.542.6772. 2 tickets per opera are allowed per valid, full time student ID. Students may be asked to send a photo of valid student ID to email@example.com.
Student Group rates for parties of 10 or more are also available at a special rate of $28 per student.
Student Subscriptions: Students with a valid Student ID can receive 50% off subscriptions and tickets (Not valid for zone D seating).
Pending availability, students may visit the Box Office window for Student Rush tickets beginning 90 minutes prior to every performance. The Special Student Rush Price is $20 per ticket, 2 tickets allowed per valid, full time student ID.
Handel and Haydn Society
$25 Advance Student Tickets (age 30 and under) can be purchased online or over the phone and will be held at will call for pickup with a valid student ID. Student Rush Tickets (age 30 and under) are available for $15 starting 90 minutes before the concert. To see more information and to subscribe to the student mailing list, please visit handelandhaydn.org/concerts/student-tickets.
Regattabar at The Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St, Cambridge
Student discounts available at nearly every show!
American Repertory Theater, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Buy an A.R.T. student membership for just $10!
Student Rush: A full-time college, university, or high school student with a valid student ID can purchase a Student Rush ticket for $15, subject to availability. These are available by phone at 617.547.8300 or in person at the box office only. Limit one ticket per performance per ID.
Student Advance: A full-time college, university, or high school student with a valid student ID can purchase a student ticket in advance for $25 for all other performances at the A..R.T., subject to availability. These are available by phone at 617.547.8300 or in person at the box office only. Limit one ticket per performance per ID.
Broadway in Boston
Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office one hour before curtain, $25 cash only excluding any handling fees. You may only purchase one ticket per ID. To qualify for Student Rush, you must have a valid student identification card present at the time of purchase.
Blue Man Group, Charles Playhouse, 16 Warrenton Place, Boston
Student rush ticket price of $35 makes it easier to experience Blue Man Group/Boston! Student rush tickets can be purchased two hour priors to the performance, based on availability. Only cash payments are accepted. Limit 2 tickets per valid college ID, in person at the box office. Please call 617.426.6912 on the day of the performance to inquire about student rush.
The Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown
Huntington Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave., Boston
Student (25 and under) tickets: $20
Almost all the events in the Greater Boston Area listed in one place available for discounted prices. Also check out the BosTix booths at Copley Square and Faneuil Hall as a great resource offering half price tickets the day of events..
Also, check out printed publications like the The Boston Phoenix and the Boston Globe Calendar sections on Thursdays for added arts listings.
Updated in 2018. All information accurate at the time of posting. Always call/visit the organization online to confirm details and availability for a specific date.
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