WINTER 2021: In these times, a number of our ArtsPass partners have suspended programming, while others have pivoted to virtual engagement. Several of our ArtsPass partners will offer socially-distanced, in-person engagements this winter, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry. Please visit their sections below for specific information on how to access free admission. For all other organizations, to confirm the status of online or in-person offerings, please visit our partners' websites or contact them via phone or email.

By presenting your UCID, University of Chicago students can access events and exhibitions from the Chicago-based organizations listed below at an affordable price. Scroll through to view over 70 partner organizations listed by discipline.

Cultural & Multi-Disciplinary  |  Dance  |  Film  |  Museums and Visual Art  |  Music  |  Theater

Cultural & Multi-Disciplinary

Don't feel like picking and choosing? Visit renowned Chicago venues for a wide selection of performances, exhibitions, and engaging tours. From world-famous traveling companies, to local community activities, these Arts Pass partners have you covered.

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Watch companies from around the world perform at one of our partner dance theaters, or, see world-famous local companies like Hubbard Street Dance. Want to do more than just spectate? Try a dance class at Hyde Park Dance Center or Lou Conte Studios. 

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.


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Museums and Visual Art

Peruse an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and other acclaimed museums for free. Enjoy the benefits of affordable membership, cafe and gift shop discounts, access to classes, guided tours, and more.

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From a cappella to opera, soothing classical adagios to red-hot jazz riffs, find a performance that suits your interests for $20 or less.

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Score discounted tickets to world-renowned theaters including Steppenwolf, Court Theater, and the Goodman Theater. Check out the avant-garde offerings of small theater companies like Remy Bumpo or Trap Door Theater.

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Dance: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in Petite Mort by Jiří Kylián. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.
Music: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and chorus, courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Cultural: The Art Institute of Chicago. The Nichols Bridgeway. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Visual Arts: Claude Monet, French, 1840-1926. Water Lilies, 1906. The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.
Theater: Court Theater, Native Son. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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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