Free Mason Student Tickets

All in-person performances and events have been suspended through at least March 2021. Many digital performances are available through Hylton at Home

Free Tickets for Mason Students

Mason students may get free student tickets for more than 100 performances each year. Enjoy the best in music, dance, theater, and more... for free!

Student Tickets for Spring 2021

Most Hylton at Home performances are free for everyone. Limited quantities of free student access passes will be available for each paid digital performance. Free student access passes will be offered exclusively through the Mason360 platform to any current Mason student beginning two Tuesdays prior to each event.

Free student tickets will also be available for in-person performances. Details for claiming those tickets will be updated here as they become available.

Who is eligible?

All full-time George Mason University students carrying nine paid credit hours per semester as undergraduates, or six paid credit hours as graduate students are eligible for free student tickets.

Part-time Mason students attending a performance as a class requirement are exempt from the credit hour criteria and may pick up tickets using the same procedure as full-time students. Please bring a copy of your syllabus to present at the ticket office. Tickets may be picked up as long as student tickets are available.

Events with Free Student Tickets

How many tickets can I get?

For most performances, Mason students may receive 2 free tickets, however, for some performances, there may only be 1 student ticket available per student. For these performances, if available, students may obtain a second free ticket 30 minutes before the performance. Noted in the event listing, is the number of free student tickets available for each performance and on the printed student ticket calendar available at the Center. 

Mason students may also buy one discounted companion ticket for most performances. Additional tickets are available at full price.

How do I claim my free student tickets?

Free student tickets may be picked up in person at the Hylton Center Ticket Office starting Tuesday, two weeks prior to the event. Students must bring their valid Mason ID when picking up tickets. 

Students who wish to sit together must visit the Ticket Office together and request adjacent seats. Once student tickets are issued, they cannot be exchanged for other seat locations or performance dates. Student tickets may not be resold. Tickets will not be honored if they are resold.

What if I am not on the Science and Technology Campus?

Students may download the Hylton student ticket request form and email it along with a copy of their class schedule to

Tickets for the Hylton Performing Arts Center may also be picked up at the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax campus.

Tickets for Mason students enrolled in online programs or coming from Arlington, Prince William, or Loudoun will be held at the venue's Will Call window for pick up on the day of the performance.