Discounts & Group Sales


  • Discounts must be requested at the time of purchase and may not be applied retroactively.
  • ID required at the door of the performance for discounted tickets. (What happens if I forget my ID?)
  • One discount per ticket, no double discounts available.
  • Single-ticket discounts other than the UCB Student discount do not apply to Special Events.

Available online and through the Cal Performances Ticket Office

Subscribers: Series and Choose-Your-Own subscribers may add events or purchase additional tickets for a subscription performance at any time during the season to which they are subscribed and receive a 10% discount.

NEW! We've improved your subscriber benefits! No longer do you have to choose the discounted price type, just add full price tickets to your cart, and we add the discount for you!

UC Berkeley Faculty and Staff: $5 off single ticket prices (Special Events excluded). UCB ID required at the door.

UC Berkeley students: 50% off single ticket prices for all Cal Performances events, plus Student Flex Pass (4 events for $60). Cal Net authentication required. UCB ID required at the door.

Senior: For our patrons who are 65 years old or better, $5 off single ticket prices (Special Events excluded).

Students (other than UC Berkeley students): $5 off single ticket prices (Special Events excluded). ID required at the door. This discount applies to high school and college students with current IDs, as well as children. Please note: All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the theater.

Cal Alumni Association Members: $5 off single ticket prices (Special Events excluded). Membership card required at the door.

KQED Members: $5 off single ticket prices (Special Events and Exclusive Engagements excluded). Membership card required at the door.

Available through the Cal Performances Ticket Office only (not available online)

Groups: Groups of 10 or more receive a 15% discount off single ticket prices (Special Events excluded). Some restrictions apply. Contact the Ticket Office at 510.642.9988 for more information.

Rush Programs

For select performances, we may offer last minute deeply discounted tickets for UCB students, UCB faculty and staff members, seniors and/or community members. Rush tickets are available in person only at the Ticket Office beginning one hour before the performance; quantities and ticket types may be limited. To find out if rush tickets will be available for the performance of your choice, you may call 510.642.9988 and listen to prompt for the rush hotline extension. You may also learn about rush performances by following Cal Performances on Facebook and Twitter. Please note that rush is not announced until three hours prior to the performance, so please call during that window of time.

Rush ticket sales are limited to one ticket per person (UCB ID required for UCB rush pricing), and all sales are cash only. The ticket office agent assisting you will choose the best available seats at the time of purchase; personal seat selection is not available for rush tickets. Rush ticket prices vary but can be as low as: $10 for UCB students, $15 for UCB Faculty and Staff and Seniors age 65 or better, and $20 for all other community members.