Season tickets

Great artists and performances are just some of the reasons why season tickets are the best way to enjoy CU Presents.

Season ticket benefits

  • Save up to 30% on the price of single tickets
  • Exchange your ticket for any performance of the same value with no extra fees up to one business day in advance
  • Get first priority to get the best seats in the house before single tickets go on sale
  • Add on extra tickets to any CU Presents event, including Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis and the Holiday Festival, before they go on sale to the public
  • For many series, keep those great seats from year to year, or be the first in line to change them
  • We’ll replace your lost season tickets at no charge, even at the door!
  • During the COVID-19 crisis, we’d like to reassure ticket buyers that if an event is canceled by CU Presents, we will reach out to ticket holders to offer refunds and other options.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2021 season tickets are on sale now.
CU Presents 2020-21 season tickets are no longer available.

You may apply existing account credit online by logging into your account or by calling us at 303-492-8008.

2021 Colorado Shakespeare Festival

For your health and the health of fellow audience members, please refrain from purchasing tickets outside your household, as we will do our best to seat household orders in a single group. Additionally, we will seat ticket holders in the spring based on distancing guidelines at that time.

Pericles is sold out! Sign up for the waitlist here.

Show ticket options (2)

Full season ticket

See the two main plays (not including Pericles) on any date

15% off single ticket prices Starting at $35

2 events available within this package

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 18-Aug 15, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lift your spirits with a summer-long party! In this glam run of Shakespeare’s electric comedy, the paths of four young lovers, some feuding fairies, a mischievous sprite and a troupe of bumbling actors collide. Join them in the forest as enchanting and peculiar schemes unfold across one unforgettable midsummer night.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

COVID-19 updates

Plans for the 2021 season are subject to the permissible event guidelines from public health officials and the university that will be in place at the time of the performances. We will provide details about all COVID-19 protocols as they become available. Learn more

Performance dates and times

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. (preview)  $18-$58
Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Sunday, June 20, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Friday, July 30, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.  $26-$83

View the full 2021 calender

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Buying options

Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

The Odyssey

Jul 9-Aug 14, 2021

The Odyssey

In Mary Zimmerman’s sweeping adaptation of Homer’s classic adventure, our hero Odysseus undergoes an epic journey to return to his own kingdom after the fall of Troy. He’ll have to overcome witches, mythological beasts and the gods themselves if he ever hopes to see his wife and son again.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

COVID-19 updates

Plans for the 2021 season are subject to the permissible event guidelines from public health officials and the university that will be in place at the time of the performances. We will provide details about all COVID-19 protocols as they become available. Learn more

Performance dates and times

Friday, July 9, 8 p.m. (preview)  $16-$50
Saturday, July 10, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Friday, July 16, 8 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m.  $23-$71
Wednesday, July 28, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Sunday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.  $23-$71
Friday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.  $23-$71

View the full 2021 calender

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Buying options

Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

Weekday Will

See the two main plays (not including Pericles) on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

20% off single ticket prices Starting at $33

2 events available within this package

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jun 18-Aug 15, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lift your spirits with a summer-long party! In this glam run of Shakespeare’s electric comedy, the paths of four young lovers, some feuding fairies, a mischievous sprite and a troupe of bumbling actors collide. Join them in the forest as enchanting and peculiar schemes unfold across one unforgettable midsummer night.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

COVID-19 updates

Plans for the 2021 season are subject to the permissible event guidelines from public health officials and the university that will be in place at the time of the performances. We will provide details about all COVID-19 protocols as they become available. Learn more

Performance dates and times

Friday, June 18, 8 p.m. (preview)  $18-$58
Saturday, June 19, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Sunday, June 20, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, June 25, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, June 26, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, July 2, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, July 3, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Sunday, July 11, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Wednesday, July 14, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m.  $26-$83
Friday, July 23, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, July 24, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Thursday, July 29, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Friday, July 30, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Wednesday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Friday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m.  $22-$70
Saturday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.  $26-$83
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Thursday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.  $22-$70
Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 p.m.  $26-$83

View the full 2021 calender

Sign up for email updates

Buying options

Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

The Odyssey

Jul 9-Aug 14, 2021

The Odyssey

In Mary Zimmerman’s sweeping adaptation of Homer’s classic adventure, our hero Odysseus undergoes an epic journey to return to his own kingdom after the fall of Troy. He’ll have to overcome witches, mythological beasts and the gods themselves if he ever hopes to see his wife and son again.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

COVID-19 updates

Plans for the 2021 season are subject to the permissible event guidelines from public health officials and the university that will be in place at the time of the performances. We will provide details about all COVID-19 protocols as they become available. Learn more

Performance dates and times

Friday, July 9, 8 p.m. (preview)  $16-$50
Saturday, July 10, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Friday, July 16, 8 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m.  $23-$71
Wednesday, July 28, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.  $23-$71
Thursday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.  $19-$61
Sunday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m.  $23-$71
Friday, Aug. 13, 8 p.m.  $19-$61
Saturday, Aug. 14, 8 p.m.  $23-$71

View the full 2021 calender

Sign up for email updates

Buying options

Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more

2020-21 Artist Series

All events in the Artist Series take place in Macky Auditorium.

Show ticket options (3)

Full Artist Series

All nine Artist Series performances

No longer available

In Motion

Six dance, jazz and world music events

No longer available

Classics Series

Three classical music events

No longer available

2020-21 Takács Quartet

Five performances by the Tákacs Quartet plus one guest ensemble performance

Show ticket options (2)

Chamber Series

Sunday afternoons

No longer on sale $262

3 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Jan 10-11, 2021

Takács Quartet

Joined by violist Richard O’Neill in his first season with the ensemble, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level" The Guardian (London).

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

Jupiter String Quartet

Mar 7-8, 2021

Jupiter String Quartet

Known for its "technical finesse and rare expressive maturity" (The New Yorker), the Jupiter String Quartet brings a special program to Grusin Music Hall in October. First, a quartet from master Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, followed by a new commission by composer and violinist Michi Wiancko, whose work has been lauded by The Strad as “intriguing and exquisitely beautiful.” Schubert's treasured “Death and the Maiden” quartet, considered a pillar of chamber music repertoire, completes the event.

The Jupiter String Quartet features Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello.

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

Takács Quartet

Apr 11-12, 2021

Takács Quartet

Joined by violist Richard O’Neill in his first season with the ensemble, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level" The Guardian (London).

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

Encore Series

Monday evenings

No longer on sale $205

3 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Jan 10-11, 2021

Takács Quartet

Joined by violist Richard O’Neill in his first season with the ensemble, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level" The Guardian (London).

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

Jupiter String Quartet

Mar 7-8, 2021

Jupiter String Quartet

Known for its "technical finesse and rare expressive maturity" (The New Yorker), the Jupiter String Quartet brings a special program to Grusin Music Hall in October. First, a quartet from master Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, followed by a new commission by composer and violinist Michi Wiancko, whose work has been lauded by The Strad as “intriguing and exquisitely beautiful.” Schubert's treasured “Death and the Maiden” quartet, considered a pillar of chamber music repertoire, completes the event.

The Jupiter String Quartet features Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; and Daniel McDonough, cello.

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

Takács Quartet

Apr 11-12, 2021

Takács Quartet

Joined by violist Richard O’Neill in his first season with the ensemble, the Grammy-winning Takács Quartet has moved audiences and sold out halls at CU Boulder for more than three decades and counting. The group’s irresistible dynamic has proven time and again that the members of the Takács are “matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level" The Guardian (London).

Streamed performance

This event will be offered as an exclusive livestreamed video event to Takács Quartet subscribers only. We will be in touch with subscribers soon regarding next steps.

2020-21 Eklund Opera

All three Eklund Opera productions

Show ticket options (3)

Friday evenings

No longer on sale $40-$99

Saturday evenings

No longer on sale $40-$99

Sunday afternoons

No longer on sale $40-$99

2020-21 Choice option

Pick and choose any four or more Artist Series, Eklund Opera, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and/or CU Theatre & Dance events.

Show ticket options (2)

Choice 4

Pick four or five different events

No longer on sale

Choice 6+

Pick six or more different events

No longer on sale

Ordering information

Have questions or need advice? Please call us at 303-492-8008 or email cupresents@colorado.edu.

By phone

303-492-8008
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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By mail

Send your season ticket renewal form with payment to:
CU Presents Box Office
302 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0302

In person

Due to COVID-19, the CU Presents Box Office is currently closed for in-person sales. Please call 303-492-8008 instead.

Questions? Contact us. Ordering information

CU Presents charges a $10 season ticket service fee for each order purchased online or by phone. No fee is charged for purchases made in person at the CU Presents Box Office.

Revenue from these fees funds essential operating needs (such as ticketing software, staffing and infrastructure) which allow us to provide patrons with outstanding service.

All season ticket orders will be charged at the time of the order.
Events and prices are subject to change.