Student Tickets

There are three opportunities for students and education professionals to save money on tickets to Pittsburgh Opera performances:

  • Student Rush
  • CheapSeats
  • Group discounts

Student Rush – Half Price Seats!

Starting 2 hours before every performance, students with valid school ID can go to the Benedum Center Box Office and purchase up to two tickets for any available seats for half price.


CheapSeats are the easy and affordable way for students, faculty, and the staff at our partner colleges and universities to enjoy great opera. Discounts range from 50% to 75% for select seating in either the Orchestra or the Balcony. Cheap Seats are available online, and buyers can select their own seats. Simply find your school on the list here and click on it. 

Pitt Arts is our partner for the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to online ordering, members of the Pitt community can go to Pitt Arts, 9th Floor, William Pitt Union, and fill out a CheapSeats order form. For Pitt Arts information, go to their office, call them at 412-624-4498, or visit Pitt Arts

Please contact Randy Adams, 412-281-0912, ext. 213 if your school is not on the CheapSeats partner list.

Please note that CheapSeats are intended for individual use. You can purchase no more than five tickets per performance. Be sure to select your school from the list. CheapSeats partner schools receive special benefits based on their ticket sales.

Pittsburgh Opera reserves the right to verify your affiliation with the partner school whose offer you select. If you are not affiliated with that school, your order may be cancelled and you may be prohibited from participating in the Cheap Seats program.

CheapSeats for the 2014-15 season go on sale August 25.

Get a Group Together for Special Discounts

Groups of 6 or more students, faculty, and staff can get great group prices and all the benefits of traditional groups. Click here for more information.