ASU Gammage's 'student rush' program lets you see Broadway shows for 50% off

Posted at 7:24 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 12:34:13-04

There are a lot of perks to being a student. 

You have complete control over your schedule and how to spend the hours in your day, perhaps for the first time.There is usually free food at every school event. And that plastic gold-and-maroon student ID can score discounts at businesses and restaurants around town. 

One of the more significant discounts is "student rush" at ASU Gammage, the historical cake-looking building on ASU's Tempe campus that brings in national Broadway shows, including Hamilton, this year. 

(Fun fact: the building was designed by famed architecture Frank Lloyd Wright.)

With "student rush," ASU students can buy any available tickets day-of to see Broadway shows at a 50-percent discount than the general public. That's huge savings!

How it works: on the day of a show, visit the ASU Gammage box office with your student ID and tell them you're looking for "student rush" tickets. The employee will then show you a map of where the available seats are, the level they're on, and the cost. 

Balcony seats are high and furthest from the stage. Grand Tier is in the middle and orchestra seating is on the ground level. 

Not every show will have discount tickets though. It is typically known a week before a show's opening night if student-rush tickets will be available, according to Gammage's website. You can call the box office at 480-965-3434 to double check.

The theatre's season opens on Sept. 5 with Fun Home, a five-time Tony Award-winning musical about a woman's journey discovery of her sexuality and her dysfunctional family. It is based on Alison Bechdel's memoir of the same name.

Tickets range from $35 - $150 normally. If student rush is available, those prices drop to $17.50 - $75.