Arts Engagement Family Program offers discounted tickets to eligible families

Three young women wearing folksy dresses and handkerchiefs on their heads sing.
"Fiddler on the Roof"

New Center for the Performing Arts fund provides affordable theater experience

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State aims to make the performing arts more affordable for families with the creation of a program. The Arts Engagement Family Program provides discounted tickets to families that meet the eligibility requirement of a household income of $60,000 or less. Program benefits include:
  • reduced ticket pricing starting at $10 per ticket for most shows, and no ticket higher than $25;
  • family-friendly events and activities; and
  • value-added offers from the Center for the Performing Arts and its partners.
Approved families will be able to choose two to six tickets for each event, with a maximum of five events. Tickets are $10 for each event, with the exception of “Our Planet Live in Concert” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” which are $25 each. Visit Arts Engagement Family Program to apply. If you have questions or suggestions regarding the new program, please contact Keith Brainard, customer service supervisor, via email at or by calling 814-865-5011.

Eligible events

Soweto Gospel Choir “Hope: It’s Been a Long Time Coming” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 Eisenhower Auditorium “In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson” Honolulu Theatre for Youth 2 p.m. Sunday, February 5 Eisenhower Auditorium “A Standing Witness” with Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano, and Music from Copland House 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 Eisenhower Auditorium Soul Science Lab “Make a Joyful Noize” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 Eisenhower Auditorium Flip Fabrique “Muse” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 Eisenhower Auditorium Amir El Saffar and Two Rivers Ensemble 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 Eisenhower Auditorium “Our Planet Live in Concert” Featuring Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 Eisenhower Auditorium “Fiddler on the Roof” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 Eisenhower Auditorium Takács String Quartet with Julien Labro, bandoneonist 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20 School of Music Recital Hall
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