Enrich your arts experience.

For a few select events each quarter, ArtsPass 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 Grayson Wambach at gwambach@uchicago.edu for more information.

Winter 2019 Exclusives


THU, JAN 24 | 7 pm
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and Links Hall Present: Tabletop Tragedies 
Links Hall, Studio B (3111 N Western Ave, linkshall.org)
$10 student tickets and free transportation with UCID. 

Tabletop Tragedies is a triptych of works by longtime collaborators and UChicago lecturers in the TAPS Department, Frank Maugeri and Seth Bockley (The Last MatadorThe Death and Life of Billy The Kid; and A Simple Soul). These irreverent, imaginative, and affecting works, scored by Liz Chidester, tell true stories of fate and redemption using an astonishing range of techniques including hand-carved wooden puppets, beastly masks, haunting music, and an epic Wild West chase scene performed on paper scrolls. Join us for opening night of this exciting performance, followed by an exclusive post-show conversation with the artists.   


SAT, FEB 9 | 10:30 am-5 pm
JAM Awareness Event at the Art Institute of Chicago 
Art Insitute of Chicago (111 S Michigan Ave, artic.edu)
Free, RSVP Recommended  

Jobs at Art Museums (JAM) is an all-day museum career awareness event. Youth and college and university students—as well as college and university faculty and staff—are invited to visit the museum where they will experience student-led gallery presentations, a panel conversation with Art Institute staff, and intimate breakout sessions with museum professionals representing a variety of departments and fields. Breakout sessions will be followed by a reception where students can learn about upcoming internship and career opportunities and socialize with museum professionals, faculty, fellow interns, and intern alumni. 

Co-sponsored by UCIJAM.


FRI, FEB 15 | 6-9 pm
MCA University Night 
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E Chicago Ave, mcachicago.org)
Free admission and transportation with UCID 

Mix and mingle with students from Northwestern, SAIC, and Columbia College at the MCA University Night! UChicago students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to enjoy light snacks, MCA store discounts, and complimentary tours throughout the evening. A special giveaway will be announced closer to the event for those planning to attend.


SAT, MAR 2 | 7:30 pm
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago/Malpaso Dance Company Spring Series 
Auditorium Theatre (50 Ida B Wells Dr, auditoriumtheatre.org) 
$15 student ticket and free transportation with UCID.

The “Made in Chicago” 312 Series presents artists and companies direct from the 312! Two acclaimed contemporary dance companies—one known for its influence on America’s contemporary dance scene and one that is innovating Cuban dance in Havana—join forces for the first time. In addition to a collaborative work danced by both companies, Malpaso performs a world-premiere piece by Chicago’s Robyn Mineko Williams, commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre, and Hubbard Street performs a work by Malpaso Artistic Director Osnel Delgado. Malpaso dancers are “both humble and sparklingly present—and remarkably strong all around” (The New York Times), while Hubbard Street’s dancing is “as breathtaking as ever” (WTTW). Don’t miss these forward-thinking dance pioneers when they hit the Auditorium Theatre’s stage. Join us for a pre-show talk before the performance.


WED, MAR 13 | 6-8 pm
Goodman Theatre College Night: Sweat 
Goodman Theatre (170 N Dearborn St, goodmantheatre.org) 
$10 student ticket and free transportation with UCID.

Direct from Broadway comes a Pulitzer Prize-winning collision of race, class, and friendship at a pivotal moment in America. In Sweat, a group of friends in a Rust Belt town have spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they're pitted against wach other in a heart-wrenching fight. "Writing at the peak of her powers," Lynn Nottage (Ruined) has crafted "a superb, vital contribution to contemporary drama that could not be more timely" (The New York Times). Join us for a pre-show reception with pizaa and a guest speaker.