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 lfagin@uchicago.edu for more information.

Spring 2018 Exclusives


FRI, APR 27 | 7:30 pm
Joffrey Ballet: Midsummer Night's Dream
Auditorium Theater (50 E Congress Pkwy)
$15 ticket & transporation with UCID

This is not Shakespeare's midsummer. Swedish trailblazer Ekman astounds with this ode to the longest day of the year. Delight in joyful abandon and romance under the Scandinavian sun as dancers celebrate and let their imaginations run wild. A tour de force that took Stockholm by storm. Join us for a pre-performance discussion with Artistic Director, Ashley Wheater, and a member of our Company and/or Artistic Team. Pre-show discussion will take place at 6pm.

THU, MAY 3 | 5-8 pm
UChicago Night at the Art Institute featuring UGrad’s Expose Yourself
Art Institute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Ave, aic.edu)
Free admission & transportation with UCID for students, staff & faculty, buses leave the Reynolds Club at 4:30 & 5 pm

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 museum. For this edition of UChicago Night at the Art Institute, join UGRAD for special "Expose Yourself" tours around the museum featuring brief presentations from several UChicago graduate students and roam the museum with Northwestern students. Programming includes a lecture by UChicago’s Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, Wu Hung and a lecture by artist Ilit Azoulay.

THU, MAY 10 | 7:30 pm
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (800 E Grand Ave.)
$15 Ticket & Transportation with UCID

Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner, the famed creators behind 2015’s The Tempest, reunite for Shakespeare’s psychological thriller in the theatrical event of the season. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and deceive in an electrifying tale of ambition and madness. Dark deeds are afoot in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, as Macbeth and his Lady risk all for the ultimate prize. But once they have it, how long can they hold on to the throne? Surrounded by darkness and enemies at every turn, the twisted, power-hungry couple fights for Scotland in an immersive visual world where “nothing is but what is not.”  Chicago’s newest performance space, The Yard, is home to this supernatural tale, starring Helen Hayes award-winner Ian Merrill Peakes and Chicago leading lady Chaon Cross as Lord and Lady Macbeth. Join us for a pre-show talk with UChicago’s Associate Professor in the Department of English, Ellen MacKay in conversation with creative staff from Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

MON, MAY 14 | 7:30 pm
Chicago Sinfonietta: Praise & Punk: The Ending of all Endings
Chicago Symphony Center (220 S Michigan Ave.)
$10 ticket and transportation with UCID

All is fair in love and war…or is it? Chicago Sinfonietta’s 30th anniversary season comes to a blockbuster close with a concert mashup that puts gospel, classical, and a nonconformist marching band in one epic program that turns the love-themed concert on its head. From romance to spirituality and passion to battle, emotions will run high from start to epic finish as we team up with Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir to blow the roof off in the first half and then stage the ultimate “battle of the bands” rematch against our friends at Mucca Pazza to the tune of Prokoviev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite in the second half. Go Big or Go Home...right? Pre-show celebration will take place at 6:30pm.

FRI, MAY 18 | 6:30 pm
Court Theater: The Originalist
Court Theater (5535 S Ellis Ave)
$5 ticket with UCID

When a Harvard Law School graduate with decidedly different views takes on a clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, one of America’s most brilliant and polarizing figures, she discovers in him an infuriating opponent and an unexpected mentor. Their relationship faces the ultimate test as they confront one of the most polarizing cases to reach the nation’s highest court.  Written by Charles MacArthur Award winner John Strand. Exclusive pre-show reception with the playwright, John Strand, and a post-show discussion with Court artistic staff are included.

Co-sponsored by UCIJAM.

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