Enrich your arts experience.

For a few select events each quarter, Arts Pass Exclusives offer behind-the-scenes access with panel discussions or artist conversations, reduced admission, and often include receptions and free transportation. Tickets are available through the UChicago Arts Box Office up to two weeks prior to the event.

Questions? Contact Kate Barutha at kbarutha@uchicago.edu for more information.

Winter 2017 Exclusives


Thu Jan 12 | 5-8 pm
UChicago Night at the Art Institute of Chicago
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave
Free Admission and Transportation with UCID

Enjoy an evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, admission and hassle-free. In this quarterly outing, complimentary shuttles from the Reynolds Club deliver anyone with a UCID straight to the city’s cornucopia of abstract painting, art-historical investigation, and pan-cultural collecting.
For this edition of UChicago Night at the Art Institute, join Kitchen Sink for drawing in the galleries.


Fri Jan 27 | 7:30 pm
Future Crash
The Neo Futurarium, 5153 N Ashland Ave
$10 Admission and Free Transportation with UCID

Future Crash collides Vincent de Rooij, puppeteer of site-specific performances and magician of the inanimate object, with The Neo-Futurists, purveyors of the first-person play and destroyers of the fourth wall. Traveling from the Netherlands, de Rooij will lead an ensemble in interdisciplinary collaboration, guiding the audience through a solar system of short work hidden throughout the Neo-Futurarium. Part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival (Jan 19–29, 2017).


Thu Feb 16 | 7:30 pm
A Wonder in My Soul

Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Ave
$10 Admission and Free Transportation with UCID

Longtime hair salon owners, Bell and Birdie grapple with the question of whether to remain in their beloved Southside neighborhood or relocate under the pressures of gentrification and crime. Told through music, poetry, and dance, A Wonder in My Soul looks at one neighborhood’s evolution through the eyes of two lifelong best friends. From the artistic team that brought you The House That Will Not Stand, The Gospel of Lovingkindness, and An Issue of Blood, director Chay Yew and playwright Marcus Gardley now explore a story of beauty, friendship, and Chicago history.

In partnership with CSRPC


Thu Feb 23 | 7:30 pm
Game Changers
Joffrey Ballet, 50 E Congress Parkway
$15 Admission and Free Transportation for students with UCID

Three visionary performances by choreographers re-shaping dance for the 21st century: INFRA, choreographed by Wayne McGregor with music by Max Richter; Fool's Paradise, featuring  solos, duets, and trios from Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon; and Year of the Rabbit, a Chicago Premiere from acclaimed choreographer Justin Peck, set to a classical orchestration of Sufjan Stevens' electronica song cycle. 


Thu Mar 9 | 5:30-7:30 pm
Robie House Night
The Robie House, 5757 S Woodlawn Ave
Free for students with UCID, Registration Required

Join our student night at Frank Lloyd Wright’s on-campus historic architectural masterpiece, the Frederick C. Robie House. Learn from student docents on exclusive tours of the interior spaces, listen to live music from student performers, build your own modernist masterwork out of LEGO© blocks, sketch the spaces you see, or simply explore the entire building on your own. Refreshments provided.

If you have any questions not addressed in the FAQs, or would like to suggest new organizations for inclusion in the Arts Pass program, please email us.


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