Free Student Tickets


CH: Center for the Arts Concert Hall
DPS: Dance Performance Studio
HC: Hylton Center (SciTech Campus)
HT: Harris Theatre
TS: TheaterSpace

Most ticketed in-person events presented by the Center for the Arts, the Hylton Center, or the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have a set quantity of free student tickets available. Most paid digital performances will have a limited quantity of free student access passes will be available. Free student tickets and access passes will be offered online through the Mason360 platform to any eligible Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event. For full details, visit the Free Student Tickets page.

Student Tickets for Spring 2022

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the diamond jubilee anniversary of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with a program featuring one of the world’s most sought-after cellists, Kian Soltani.

Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic
Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Traveling far from the thriving cultural hotspot in Gdansk on the Baltic Sea, the Polish Wieniawski Philharmonic Orchestra will rouse spirits with an evening of innovative works that explore themes of resiliency and freedom.

Virginia Opera: Three Decembers
Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Virginia Opera’s production of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Three Decembers is a two-act chamber opera about family—the ones we are born into, and those we create.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Direct from the Vegas Strip, it’s Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! The whole family will be awestruck by the juggling feats of Gregory Popovich along with the circus tricks of his adorable and spotlight-stealing furry and feathered friends.

Ballet Hispánico
Saturday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Founded 50 years ago by National Medal of Arts recipient, Tina Ramírez, Ballet Hispánico is a renowned Latinx dance organization recently recognized by the Ford Foundation as one of America’s Cultural Treasures.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, February 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux joins Aaron Clay in our performance of the U.S. premiere of “Bruromano” by Czech composer, Sylvie Bodorová.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Sunday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Direct from the Vegas Strip, it’s Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! The whole family will be awestruck by the juggling feats of Gregory Popovich along with the circus tricks of his adorable and spotlight-stealing furry and feathered friends.

Sunday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Pilobolus is turning 50! The remarkable company that secured an iconic place in American culture in the early 1970s is still wowing audiences with its irresistible mix of wit, sensuality, and stunning physical acumen.

Mark Morris Dance Group
Saturday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m.
The ever innovative and compelling Mark Morris Dance Group is on every arts lover’s must-see list. They return to the Center with a medley of lively works.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Sharing a heartfelt message of love, peace, and harmony, Ladysmith Black Mambazo performs an uplifting concert showcasing traditional South African vocal styles.

Lena Seikaly Trio
Tuesday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Called “one of Washington’s preeminent jazz singers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), jazz vocalist and Washington, D.C.-area native Lena Seikaly performs a sumptuous afternoon of jazz standards.

Mason Wind Symphony
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 8 p.m.
Come watch the Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band present their winter concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse and doctoral student Samantha Clarke. 

Studio Series: Eurydice
3 free, ticketed performances as follows:
Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m. (preview)
Saturday, Mar 05, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Mar 06, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, not through Orpheus’s infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bride, but through the eyes of its heroine. 

Velocity Irish Dance
Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Get ready for Velocity Irish Dance, a high-octane celebration of the past, the present, and—most especially—the future of Irish dance.

Mason Symphony Orchestra and Concerto Soloists
Monday, Mar 07, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 08, 2022 7:00pm
Join the Dewberry School of Music for their spring finale concert featuring the Mason Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Soo Han and the University choirs under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham.

University Singers
Wednesday, Mar 09, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Billingham, the University Singers is a select choral ensemble at Mason dedicated to the performance of advanced vocal chamber music ranging from Renaissance to contemporary and commissioned works.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Russian classical pianist, Sofya Gulyak has been praised for her "tremendous precision and colouration ... exquisite soft playing ... with delicacy."

Saturday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.
The fire, fight, and sheer joy of swing dance inhabits the Center for the Arts in SW!NG OUT.

The Okee Dokee Brothers
Sunday, March 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Bluegrass and American roots music fans, bring your youngins’ to experience the down-home Americana folk music you love with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers.

Mason Dance Company 2022 Gala Concert
Friday, Mar 25, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Mar 26, 2022 8:00 p.m.
The Gala Concert is the highlight of the Mason Dance Company season.

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Storytelling in Tones
Sunday, March 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Become a classical music insider with virtuoso pianist Jeffrey Siegel. Popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike, his unique “concerts with commentary” format gives the story behind the music.

Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble
Sunday, March 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Five-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist and composer Edgar Meyer joins the acclaimed Glasgow-based Scottish Ensemble for a unique program that spans the ages from the Baroque to the present day.

Jazz Big Band Showdown
Monday, Mar 28, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Join the Mason Jazz Ensemble (director Jim Carroll) for an evening that celebrates the hot sounds and swinging beats of the Big Band era! 

Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Apr 01, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 02, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Apr 07, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Apr 08, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 09, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apr 10, 2022 2:00 p.m.
This modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from among the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery—the meaning of living!

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Called “one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation” by The New York Times, Camille A. Brown is reclaiming the cultural narratives of African-American identity through dance.

Paddington Gets in a Jam
Sunday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Paddington is in the kitchen cooking up a batch of his favorite jam when he runs out of sugar!

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Evocative Visions
Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Pianist Jeffrey Siegel is popular with classical music lovers and newcomers alike.

Virginia Opera: A Taste of Opera
Tuesday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Opera returns with a passion-infused afternoon filled with drama, poetry, history, and romance.

Virginia Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Mozart’s beloved four-act comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro, is the kind of mad and frantic bedroom farce of which guilty (and not-so-guilty) pleasures are made.

Mason Broadway Chorale Showcase
Saturday, April 9, 2022 8 p.m.
The University Chorale presents a series of Broadway classics for their 2022 spring showcase. 

In a Sentimental Mood: The Music of Duke Ellington Performed by The Mason Cabaret
Free, ticketed performance:
Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. (preview)
A perennial favorite, our musical theater ambassadors, The Mason Cabaret, return with a fresh line up of stellar vocalists showcasing the brilliant work of the legendary Duke Ellington.

Spring: New Dances
Friday, Apr 15, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 16, 2022 8:00 p.m.
The Mason Dance Company performs a concert of new work created by a collective of emerging Mason choreographers.

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m.
GRAMMY Award-winning composer, conductor, and Mason Artist-in-Residence Maria Schneider leads Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra in a night of cool, expressive jazz.

Mason Symphonic Band
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Come watch the Mason Symphonic Band present its spring concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse and doctoral student Samantha Clarke. 

Mason Jazz Vocal Night
Monday, Nov 15, 2021 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Apr 25, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Join Dr. Darden Purcell, the Mason Jazz Voice studio and Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble for an evening of swinging standards and classic hits from the Great American Songbook!

Mason Wind Symphony
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Come watch the Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band present their winter concert, conducted by Professor Mark Camphouse and doctoral student Samantha Clarke.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m.
The Center for the Arts is proud to co-present a thrilling classical music program by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra featuring piano virtuoso Simone Dinnerstein, who The Washington Post has praised as “an artist of strikingly original ideas and irrefutable integrity.”

Sunday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.
Umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, giant balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage with a spectacle the whole family will enjoy!

Lila Downs
Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Lila Downs is one of the most influential artists in Latin America. Whether it’s a full-throated mariachi song, an achingly tender bolero, or sultry jazz tune, this GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter draws audiences in with her unmistakable charisma and inspiring storytelling.

Just Like Us
3 free, ticketed performances as follows:
Wednesday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (preview)
Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
Based on Helen Thorpe’s bestselling book, this play follows four Latina teens living in Denver—two  of whom are documented and two who are not—through young adulthood. Based on the real lives of DREAMers, Just Like Us poses difficult, yet essential questions about what makes us American.

Mason Opera presents Rossini’s 'La Cenerentola'
Friday, Apr 29, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 01, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Join Mason Opera for the second production of their “Cinderella year” with a cast of talented students performing La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini.

International Jazz Day
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Share the vibrancy and vitality of jazz music with Mason Jazz students and faculty on April 30 in a new digital performance! 

John Bullard
Tuesday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m.
In a delightfully unusual pairing, banjoist John Bullard and pianist Markus Compton perform folk-classical fusion music.

Spring: Dance Innovations
Friday, May 06, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 07, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Mason choreographers present a showcase of new dances?performed by the Mason Dance Company.

A Concert Presentation of 'The Boy Detective Fails'
Friday, May 06, 2022 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 07, 2022 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 07, 2022 8:00 p.m.
The Boy Detective Fails, based on Joe Meno’s acclaimed novel, tells the story of Billy Argo, “boy detective.”

Mason Symphony Orchestra and Concerto Soloists
Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
The Mason Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Soo Han, is comprised of outstanding string, wind, and percussion players from throughout the School of Music.

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Broadway’s Best
Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.
The American Festival Pops Orchestra presents a musical tribute to Broadway in an evening of popular melodies, timeless ballads, and nostalgic favorites.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Distinguished as “a leader of contemporary American lyricism” (The New York Times), composer Jonathan Leshnoff is renowned for his music’s striking harmonies, powerful themes, and rhythmic drive.

Honors Recital (Showcasing Outstanding Soloists)
Sunday, May 15, 2022 3 p.m.
This is a premier recital opportunity for Dewberry School of Music students, representing each instrument area, who auditioned and were selected to perform by a faculty panel.

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