Ticket and Information Center

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The Ticket and Information Center (TIC) is a project of the Office of the Provost and the Arts Initiative at Columbia University. The TIC is a full-service online and live box office and information center located in the lobby of Lerner Hall. Since opening in January 2008, the TIC has sold over 500,000 discounted tickets to Columbia students.


The TIC at Lerner Hall

Through the TIC, Columbia students, faculty, and staff can:

  • Buy tickets and/or RSVP to free on-campus events, performances, lectures and symposia.
  • Sell tickets to an organization's on-campus event, performance, lecture or symposia either through the live ticket center in Lerner, the online system, or both.
  • Buy discounted tickets to performances, films, and events in and around New York City.
  • Get information about all the resources that the Arts Initiative, the TIC, and Columbia University at large has to offer regarding getting involved with the arts on and off campus.

Broadway Shows

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By special arrangement with Telecharge and select Broadway producers, the TIC created an alternative to student rush by selling student-priced tickets in advance. In the past, the TIC has provided discount tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows including A Chorus Line, August: Osage County, Avenue Q, Boeing Boeing, Chicago, Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy, Cry Baby, Curtains, Gypsy, Hairspray, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Mamma Mia!, My First Time, Passing Strange, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Spamalot, Spring Awakening, and Sunday in the Park with George. Discount student tickets normally fall between $20 and $30. Students can log in to a secure site through the TIC website to check the availability of shows and dates with tickets for purchase. Tickets purchased through Telecharge may be picked up at the theater's box office only by showing one valid CUID for each ticket purchased.

Movie Vouchers

The TIC offers discount movie vouchers for various theaters throughout the city. Voucher prices range from $5.50 to $8.50, compared to a normal ticket price of $12. Theaters offering vouchers or student tickets include AMC Loews Theaters, City Cinemas/Angelika Film Center, Clearview Cinemas/Angelika, and Regal Cinemas.

Registering Events with the TIC

Recognized students groups can register on-campus and sanctioned off-campus events through the TIC through a request form found on the TIC website. The TIC will help groups sell tickets or keep track of event attendees through a RSVP list. The TIC requests that groups give notification of an event at least two weeks prior to its start date.

Group Tickets

Individuals, student organizations, classes, departments, and other groups wishing to purchase group tickets may do so through the Arts Initiative website. Interested groups can select an event from a TIC calendar listing or another resource and submit a Group Ticket Request form, available on the TIC website. TIC staff will then try to find a price and date suited to the group's needs.

Past Events

Some of the events made available to students in collaboration with the TIC include:

Staged reading of the Iliad by Aquila Theatre Company
Performers at Columbia Night at Fuerzabruta
  • Off-campus
    • Tickets to a number of Off-Broadway plays during Columbia's Off-Broadway week
    • Performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including productions of Peter Grimes, Ernani, La Fille du Regiment, and Satyagraha, and at the New York City Opera, including productions of Tosca, Madame Butterfly, and Candide
    • Columbia nights at Fuerzabruta, Lincoln Center, and the New York City Ballet
    • New York Philharmonic performances
    • Film screenings, including Young @ Heart, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fool's Gold, Man on Wire, and Dog Day Afternoon
    • Free tickets to a speaker series event at Radio City Music Hall featuring Tucker Carlson, Ariana Huffington, and James Carville, moderated by Anderson Cooper

Hours, Location, and Contact Information


Mondays & Sundays - CLOSED. Tuesdays - Saturdays 1 pm to 8 pm. The TIC is open two hours before most on campus events ticketed through the box office.


The TIC is located in the main lobby of Alfred Lerner Hall to the right of Cafe 212. Its mailing address is:

Ticket and Information Center
Attn: Rudy Scala
2920 Broadway
7519 Lerner Hall
New York, NY 10027

Contact Information

For more information, the TIC can be reached by phone at (212) 851-0419 or by email at ticketinfo@columbia.edu.

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