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Claim Your Seat

Founded in 2009, the Claim Your Seat program seeks to foster a greater appreciation of the arts and creative thinking in the student body, and encourages a greater sense of campus community and school spirit. All UCalgary students may attend on-campus Dance, Drama and Music events for free!

How does it work?

  • There is a limited number of seats available for Claim Your Seat. There is no guarantee that tickets will be available for all patrons for every performance, based on audience size, demand, etc.
  • Claim Your Seat tickets are a privilege. If you receive a ticket to attend a performance, it is expected that you will respect the value of the admission and attend the performance.
  • Present your UNICARD 45 minutes to 15 minutes prior to the performance start time at the Claim Your Seat table next to the box office.
  • There is no latecomers call: make sure to arrive early as Claim Your Seat tickets won't be given out less than 15 min. before the performance starts. If you arrive less than 15 minutes prior to the performance start time, you can go directly to the box office to purchase a ticket at the student rate.
    Please note that students should only go to the box office when purchasing a ticket.
  • If you have a course requirement to attend a performance for a specific date, access to the tickets will be communicated by the instructor to Theatre Services prior to the event. The best guarantee for a free ticket is to arrive early, up to 45 minutes prior to the performance start time.
  • Respect for the front of house and theatre staff, performers and fellow patrons is an absolute requirement. Failure to comply with this will lead to being asked to leave the venue and could result in the revoking of Claim Your Seat privileges.

Theatre Etiquette

  • No food or beverages in the venues, with the exception of bottled water.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices can distract the performers and intrude on other patrons’ enjoyment of the performance. Please ensure these devices they will not ring, beep or vibrate during the performance. 
  • Please do not talk or whisper during the performance. Our performance venues are designed to transmit sound, so even quiet noises can be intrusive to those around you.
  • Recording devices and cameras are not permitted.
  • If you have a complaint about another guest, please speak with a Front of House usher or Manager rather than approaching the person yourself.
  • At the performance venues, please speak to our friendly Front of House staff, who will be glad to assist you. Our Front of House Manager welcomes your comments and will pass them along to the appropriate School of Creative and Performing Arts staff member. You can contact her at