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 40% off of the price of single tickets
  • Exchange your ticket for any performance of the same value with no extra fees up to one 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 events including 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!

2018-19 season tickets on sale for Artist Series, Eklund Opera, Takács Quartet, Theatre & Dance on Monday, April 2, 2018

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Choice Option

Pick and choose any 4 or more Artist Series, Eklund Opera, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and/or CU Theatre & Dance events. Choice option subscribers may also purchase Holiday Festival tickets in advance, but these cannot be counted as one of the 4 discounted events.

Show ticket options (1)

Save 10% off of single ticket prices

14 events available within this package

Open Space

Feb 23-25, 2018

Open Space

Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series.

Everyman

Feb 23-Mar 4, 2018

Everyman

When death comes calling, how will you measure your time on Earth? This visceral retelling of a 15th-century morality play begs the world to consider the value of compassion and charity over material possessions and individualism.

Lila Downs

Mar 3, 2018

Lila Downs

Boasting a "cantina-classical" (The Washington Post) voice and delightfully eclectic compositions inspired by ancient cultures and her own Mexican-American heritage, Lila Downs is a singular performer. Expect elements of jazz, blues and world music to collide in Downs' seductive, joyful concert.

The Comedy of Errors

Mar 14-18, 2018

The Comedy of Errors

In Shakespeare’s unforgettable farce, two pairs of identical twins and a troupe of madcap characters make for one hilarious night of music, magic and mistaken identities.

Sweeney Todd

Mar 16-18, 2018

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street pays a visit to CU Boulder for the first time ever! Stephen Sondheim's wildly popular musical transports audiences to Victorian London, where a long-exiled haircutter and a struggling baker conspire for revenge...and delicious meat pies.

RUBBERBANDance

Mar 24, 2018

RUBBERBANDance

Embracing Artistic Director Victor Quijada's unusual journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the barre, Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance uses the spontaneity of Hip-Hop, the refinement of ballet and the expressiveness of contemporary dance to create fresh, dynamic works.

Hair

Apr 13-22, 2018

Hair

Let your hair down and let the sun shine in: “Hair” is coming to Boulder! Seize this rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite tribal love-rock musical.

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado

Music by Galt MacDermot

Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler

Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

Apr 20, 2018

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

This game-changing chamber ensemble,"revered like rock stars within the early music scene" (The New York Times), breathes new life into centuries-old sounds with brilliant, historically-informed talent. Quicksilver Baroque's concert shines a spotlight on hidden gems by Castello, Merula and other long-forgotten 17th-century composers.

Ariodante

Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life on the intimate Music Theatre stage.

Love's Labour's Lost

Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Start your summer with a frothy, funny celebration of love and learning. In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to CSF’s academic surroundings.

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Richard III

Jun 22-Aug 11, 2018

Richard III

The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart. Four centuries later, the masterful conclusion of Shakespeare’s Henriad history cycle still speaks volumes about lies, honor and the dark side of ambition.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Jul 6-Aug 11, 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac

The inspiration behind the hit film “Roxanne,” Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian. With a beating heart as big as its title character’s nose, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is one of the greatest love stories ever written.

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You Can't Take It With You

Jul 20-Aug 12, 2018

You Can't Take It With You

Seize the rare opportunity to see a hit screwball comedy on the professional stage. When Alice brings her boyfriend’s traditional, straight-laced family to dine with her household of freethinking eccentrics, fights break out and fireworks erupt. Kaufman and Hart’s 1930s classic, more relevant today than ever, pays homage to those who march to the beat of their own drum and reminds us all to choose dreams over drudgery.

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Edward III

Aug 5, 2018

Edward III

CSF’s beloved ‘Original Practices’ tradition continues with the gripping history play that’s been mired in mystery for hundreds of years. England’s king is out to capture the crown of France and the heart of a married countess. The cost of his lust? Personal humiliation and 150 years of English battle and bloodshed. This unique, one-night-only performance, inspired by the stage practices of Shakespeare’s own time, is summer’s hottest ticket.

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Performance Date
Sunday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Season tickets are not available for preview performances.

Show ticket options (3)

Full Season Ticket

See all four main plays

Save 25% off single ticket prices $60 - $188

4 events available within this package

Love's Labour's Lost

Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Start your summer with a frothy, funny celebration of love and learning. In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to CSF’s academic surroundings.

View 2018 season calendar

Richard III

Jun 22-Aug 11, 2018

Richard III

The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart. Four centuries later, the masterful conclusion of Shakespeare’s Henriad history cycle still speaks volumes about lies, honor and the dark side of ambition.

View 2018 season calendar

Cyrano de Bergerac

Jul 6-Aug 11, 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac

The inspiration behind the hit film “Roxanne,” Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian. With a beating heart as big as its title character’s nose, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is one of the greatest love stories ever written.

View 2018 season calendar

You Can't Take It With You

Jul 20-Aug 12, 2018

You Can't Take It With You

Seize the rare opportunity to see a hit screwball comedy on the professional stage. When Alice brings her boyfriend’s traditional, straight-laced family to dine with her household of freethinking eccentrics, fights break out and fireworks erupt. Kaufman and Hart’s 1930s classic, more relevant today than ever, pays homage to those who march to the beat of their own drum and reminds us all to choose dreams over drudgery.

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Early Bard

Choose from the first 3 performances of the 4 main plays or any matinee

Save 40% off single ticket prices $48 - $150

4 events available within this package

Love's Labour's Lost

Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Start your summer with a frothy, funny celebration of love and learning. In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to CSF’s academic surroundings.

View 2018 season calendar

Richard III

Jun 22-Aug 11, 2018

Richard III

The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart. Four centuries later, the masterful conclusion of Shakespeare’s Henriad history cycle still speaks volumes about lies, honor and the dark side of ambition.

View 2018 season calendar

Cyrano de Bergerac

Jul 6-Aug 11, 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac

The inspiration behind the hit film “Roxanne,” Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian. With a beating heart as big as its title character’s nose, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is one of the greatest love stories ever written.

View 2018 season calendar

You Can't Take It With You

Jul 20-Aug 12, 2018

You Can't Take It With You

Seize the rare opportunity to see a hit screwball comedy on the professional stage. When Alice brings her boyfriend’s traditional, straight-laced family to dine with her household of freethinking eccentrics, fights break out and fireworks erupt. Kaufman and Hart’s 1930s classic, more relevant today than ever, pays homage to those who march to the beat of their own drum and reminds us all to choose dreams over drudgery.

View 2018 season calendar

Pick 2 (or 3)

Select any 2 or 3 different plays

Save 10% off single ticket prices Starting at $36

5 events available within this package

Love's Labour's Lost

Jun 8-Aug 12, 2018

Love's Labour's Lost

Start your summer with a frothy, funny celebration of love and learning. In the bucolic Kingdom of Navarre, four attractive young men make a pact to swear off romance and focus on academia … just minutes before the four loves of their lives wander by. Shakespeare’s side-splitting comedy about the struggle to balance heart and head is the perfect ode to CSF’s academic surroundings.

View 2018 season calendar

Richard III

Jun 22-Aug 11, 2018

Richard III

The Bard’s most murderous, malicious and mesmerizing king comes to the CSF indoor stage for the first time. Richard, Edward IV’s deformed and embittered younger brother, will do anything to take the crown for himself—but once he has the throne, everything falls apart. Four centuries later, the masterful conclusion of Shakespeare’s Henriad history cycle still speaks volumes about lies, honor and the dark side of ambition.

View 2018 season calendar

Cyrano de Bergerac

Jul 6-Aug 11, 2018

Cyrano de Bergerac

The inspiration behind the hit film “Roxanne,” Edmond Rostand’s timeless romantic comedy has it all: passion, panache and thrilling swordplay. Cyrano, witty and proud but crippled by insecurity, secretly pines for Roxanne—but she has her eyes on handsome, empty-headed Christian. With a beating heart as big as its title character’s nose, “Cyrano de Bergerac” is one of the greatest love stories ever written.

View 2018 season calendar

You Can't Take It With You

Jul 20-Aug 12, 2018

You Can't Take It With You

Seize the rare opportunity to see a hit screwball comedy on the professional stage. When Alice brings her boyfriend’s traditional, straight-laced family to dine with her household of freethinking eccentrics, fights break out and fireworks erupt. Kaufman and Hart’s 1930s classic, more relevant today than ever, pays homage to those who march to the beat of their own drum and reminds us all to choose dreams over drudgery.

View 2018 season calendar

Edward III

Aug 5, 2018

Edward III

CSF’s beloved ‘Original Practices’ tradition continues with the gripping history play that’s been mired in mystery for hundreds of years. England’s king is out to capture the crown of France and the heart of a married countess. The cost of his lust? Personal humiliation and 150 years of English battle and bloodshed. This unique, one-night-only performance, inspired by the stage practices of Shakespeare’s own time, is summer’s hottest ticket.

View 2018 season calendar

Performance Date
Sunday, Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Artist Series

All events in the Artist series take place in Macky Auditorium, unless stated otherwise.

Show ticket options (3)

Full Artist Series

All 10 Artist Series performances

Save 30% off single ticket prices

Call 303-492-8008 to order $144-$467

3 events available within this package

Lila Downs

Mar 3, 2018

Lila Downs

Boasting a "cantina-classical" (The Washington Post) voice and delightfully eclectic compositions inspired by ancient cultures and her own Mexican-American heritage, Lila Downs is a singular performer. Expect elements of jazz, blues and world music to collide in Downs' seductive, joyful concert.

RUBBERBANDance

Mar 24, 2018

RUBBERBANDance

Embracing Artistic Director Victor Quijada's unusual journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the barre, Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance uses the spontaneity of Hip-Hop, the refinement of ballet and the expressiveness of contemporary dance to create fresh, dynamic works.

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

Apr 20, 2018

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

This game-changing chamber ensemble,"revered like rock stars within the early music scene" (The New York Times), breathes new life into centuries-old sounds with brilliant, historically-informed talent. Quicksilver Baroque's concert shines a spotlight on hidden gems by Castello, Merula and other long-forgotten 17th-century composers.

In Motion

7 dance, jazz and world music events

Save 25% off single ticket prices

Call 303-492-8008 to order

2 events available within this package

Lila Downs

Mar 3, 2018

Lila Downs

Boasting a "cantina-classical" (The Washington Post) voice and delightfully eclectic compositions inspired by ancient cultures and her own Mexican-American heritage, Lila Downs is a singular performer. Expect elements of jazz, blues and world music to collide in Downs' seductive, joyful concert.

RUBBERBANDance

Mar 24, 2018

RUBBERBANDance

Embracing Artistic Director Victor Quijada's unusual journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the barre, Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance uses the spontaneity of Hip-Hop, the refinement of ballet and the expressiveness of contemporary dance to create fresh, dynamic works.

Classic Series

Three classical music events

Save 20% off of single ticket prices

Call 303-492-8008 to order $52-$164

1 events available within this package

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

Apr 20, 2018

Quicksilver Baroque Ensemble

This game-changing chamber ensemble,"revered like rock stars within the early music scene" (The New York Times), breathes new life into centuries-old sounds with brilliant, historically-informed talent. Quicksilver Baroque's concert shines a spotlight on hidden gems by Castello, Merula and other long-forgotten 17th-century composers.

Takács Quartet

Five performances by the Tákacs Quartet plus one guest ensemble performance

Show ticket options (2)

Chamber Series

Sunday afternoons

Call 303-492-8008 for availability $215

2 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Mar 11-12, 2018

Takács Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level."

Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K.575
Excerpts from:
Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in D Major, G.448
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143
     Nicolò Spera, guitar
Intermission
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Takács Quartet

Apr 29-30, 2018

Takács Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level."

Dohnányi: String Quartet No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 15
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
Intermission
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ""Souvenir de Florence""
     Erika Eckert viola
     David Requiro, cello

Encore Series

Monday evenings

Call 303-492-8008 for availability $200

2 events available within this package

Takács Quartet

Mar 11-12, 2018

Takács Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level."

Mozart: String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K.575
Excerpts from:
Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in D Major, G.448
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Quintet for Guitar and Strings, Op. 143
     Nicolò Spera, guitar
Intermission
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131

Takács Quartet

Apr 29-30, 2018

Takács Quartet

The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim, "The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level."

Dohnányi: String Quartet No. 2 in D-flat Major, Op. 15
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122
Intermission
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 ""Souvenir de Florence""
     Erika Eckert viola
     David Requiro, cello

Eklund Opera

All three Eklund Opera productions

Show ticket options (3)

Friday Evenings

Save 20% off of single ticket prices

2017-18 season tickets no longer available

2 events available within this package

Sweeney Todd

Mar 16-18, 2018

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street pays a visit to CU Boulder for the first time ever! Stephen Sondheim's wildly popular musical transports audiences to Victorian London, where a long-exiled haircutter and a struggling baker conspire for revenge...and delicious meat pies.

Ariodante

Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life on the intimate Music Theatre stage.

Saturday Evenings

Save 20% off of single ticket prices

2017-18 season tickets no longer available

2 events available within this package

Sweeney Todd

Mar 16-18, 2018

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street pays a visit to CU Boulder for the first time ever! Stephen Sondheim's wildly popular musical transports audiences to Victorian London, where a long-exiled haircutter and a struggling baker conspire for revenge...and delicious meat pies.

Ariodante

Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life on the intimate Music Theatre stage.

Sunday Afternoons

Save 20% off of single ticket prices

2017-18 season tickets no longer available

2 events available within this package

Sweeney Todd

Mar 16-18, 2018

Sweeney Todd

The Demon Barber of Fleet Street pays a visit to CU Boulder for the first time ever! Stephen Sondheim's wildly popular musical transports audiences to Victorian London, where a long-exiled haircutter and a struggling baker conspire for revenge...and delicious meat pies.

Ariodante

Apr 26-29, 2018

Ariodante

The king’s daughter is happily betrothed to a prince—until another man forges a plan to tear them apart for his own benefit. Handel’s searing, emotional tale of obsession and betrayal comes to life on the intimate Music Theatre stage.

University Theatre Series

Four Department of Theatre & Dance productions in the University Theatre

Show ticket options (1)

2017-18 season tickets no longer available

2 events available within this package

Everyman

Feb 23-Mar 4, 2018

Everyman

When death comes calling, how will you measure your time on Earth? This visceral retelling of a 15th-century morality play begs the world to consider the value of compassion and charity over material possessions and individualism.

Hair

Apr 13-22, 2018

Hair

Let your hair down and let the sun shine in: “Hair” is coming to Boulder! Seize this rare opportunity to celebrate the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite tribal love-rock musical.

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado

Music by Galt MacDermot

Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler

Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Ordering Information

Have questions or need advice? Please call us at 303-492-8008 or email cupresents@colorado.edu.
Friday, June 9 is the renewal deadline to keep your same seats for the Takács Quartet, Artist Series and Eklund Opera Series.

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

Visit us at the CU Presents Box Office:
University Club Building, Center Entrance
972 Broadway, Boulder
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Us. Ordering Information

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Events and prices are subject to change.