College Student Perks

Through a variety of events and other opportunities, the Geffen Playhouse welcomes college students to experience the live storytelling presented on our stages. We are proud of our association with UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, and open our doors to all college students throughout Los Angeles.

Please join us at the Geffen through one or more of the following programs. We look forward to seeing you at the theater!

College Student Perks Email List

Sign-up for our College Student Perks email list to receive updates on student ticket offers, College Night dates and more! Simply create an account and select "College Student Perks" in your Communications Preferences.

College Night

Held on a show-by-show basis for college students to experience live theater among their peers, these special events include a complimentary voucher to our concessions stand for one snack and one non-alcoholic beverage for all students who check-in before the show, as well as a $10 ticket price with promo code. See available dates below. Check our Facebook page or sign-up for the College Student Perks email list for announcements.

College Night Performances

Show Date Time Tickets
The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona Sep 27 2018 8:00 PM Tickets
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Nov 08 2018 8:00 PM
Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole Feb 14 2019 8:00 PM
Antigone Apr 18 2019 8:00 PM
Mysterious Circumstances Jun 13 2019 8:00 PM

Student Groups

We are happy to welcome student groups to the Geffen! Groups must include a minimum of 10 students, and tickets must be purchased with a single payment. Tickets are $15 tickets for each member of a Student Group attending, plus a $15 processing fee for the group. This offer is valid for non-premium seating in any season production in the Gil Cates Theater, while supplies last. Please contact one of our Box Office Managers at to make arrangements.

Student Subscriptions

We offer a subscription to all our 5 season productions in the Gil Cates Theater for the heavily discounted price of $100 for seats in price levels PL-2 and PL-3 only. This offer excludes Saturday evening performances. Call our box office at 310.208.2028 to subscribe, limit one subscription per student.

Student Advance Tickets

At the discounted price of $25 you can purchase a Student Ticket ahead of time for any show in the Gil Cates Theater. Call the box office to purchase your student ticket in advance, you must bring a valid, current photo student ID to the box office to redeem your ticket at will call. Excludes premium seating.

Student Rush Tickets

All students with a valid, current photo student ID can purchase a ticket to any performance starting 30 minutes before curtain, based on availability. The Student Rush ticket price is $10. For more information on Rush Tickets, please visit

Volunteer Ushers

We are always looking for volunteers to assist our Front of House staff in welcoming our audience members! Volunteering is a great opportunity to peek behind the curtain of the Geffen, see all our shows and to contribute to our mission of presenting plays and programs that engage, inform and inspire. Please contact Front of House Manager Mel Yonzon at for more information on how to get involved.

UCLA Student Interns*

Through the Theater 195 class you can be apply to be an intern with us, this class is offered most quarters and during the summer to students in the school of Theater, Film and Television. Visit UCLA TFT Theater Internships for more information.

Geffen UCLA Practicum Class*

This special class offered during Spring Quarter offers students in the school of Theater, Film and Television the opportunity to interact with and gain experience from our Geffen Playhouse employees.

*Opportunities only for students enrolled as a major or minor in UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television.