ISU Students


Funding by Iowa State University Student Government allows us to offer discounts to ISU students for our Performing Arts Series shows. Student discounts are also available for Fisher Theater performances, ISU Music performances, and many more events!

A valid ISU ID is required for all student discount purchases. Students may only purchase one ticket per event per valid university ID. Student discounts may only be available for certain price levels and/or seat locations which vary by performance.

Where to Get Tickets

All ISU student discount purchases can be made by scheduling an appointment with the Stephens Auditorium Ticket Office at A valid ISU student ID must be present at the time of purchase.

2021-2022 Performing Arts Series Shows:

Oct. 3 Three Dog Night Regular Ticket: $75 Student Ticket: $25
Oct. 8 The Fab Four Regular Ticket: $60 Student Ticket: $25
Oct. 15 Whose Live Anyway? Regular Ticket: $58 Student Ticket: $25
Oct. 17 Ballet Hispánico Regular Ticket: $40 Student Ticket: $10
Nov. 21 Susan Werner Regular Ticket: $30 Student Ticket: $10
Dec. 20 A Magical Cirque Christmas Regular Ticket: $79 Student Ticket: $25
Jan. 29 Drumline Live Regular Ticket: $65 Student Ticket: $10
Feb. 11 Dinosaur World Live Regular Ticket: $35 Student Ticket: $10
Feb. 18 Russian National Orchestra Regular Ticket: $80 Student Ticket: $10
Feb. 22 Cirque Mechanics Regular Ticket: $50 Student Ticket: $10
Mar. 24 Velocity Regular Ticket: $45 Student Ticket: $10
Apr. 29 Russian String Orchestra Regular Ticket: $65 Student Ticket: $10

Broadway Buy 3, Get 1 Free | Student Punch Card: $75

ISU students are eligible to receive discounted rates for our Broadway Series shows. If you buy three tickets to any of our four Broadway shows, you automatically get the fourth one free! See this year’s Broadway Series lineup and sign up for your student punch card below.

Jan. 26 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Regular Ticket: $84 Student Ticket: $25
Feb. 7 Fiddler on the Roof Regular Ticket: $84 Student Ticket: $25
Feb. 17 South Pacific Regular Ticket: $84 Student Ticket: $25
Mar. 27 Hairspray Regular Ticket: $84 Student Ticket: $25

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RUSH Tickets

Join our text club! Text the word “RUSHTIX” to 313131 for exclusive ticket deals only available to Iowa State University students. RUSH tickets are typically only available on the same day of the performance and are announced via email and text message.



Part-time Opportunities 

Concessions Staff

Concessions staff members are part-time employees that work event based hours. This position responsible for serving patrons food and beverages in an efficient and respectful manner, while working in a fast-paced environment. Individuals should strive to provide outstanding customer service and be comfortable handling and balancing money each shift. This position involves serving beer and wine responsibly and adhering to all venue and state alcohol service policies and procedures. Check the AccessPlus student job board for openings.

Guest Services Staff

Our guest services employees are responsible for assisting patrons in all aspects of their visit to Stephens Auditorium. These employees greet guests as they arrive and depart the venue, while ensuring that all patrons are safe during their time in the venue. Employees become familiar with the venue so that they are able answer patron questions and respond to emergency situations. Employees are responsible for maintaining control of the areas they are assigned during an event, as well as reading tickets in order to direct patrons to the correct areas. Check the AccessPlus student job board for openings.

Ticketing Staff

Ticketing staff members are responsible for welcoming guests to events, executing sales accurately and efficiently, and providing excellent customer service (both in-person and over the phone). These employees should have an entry level knowledge of basic computer operations and point of sale systems. Skills in guest relations, phone etiquette, and cash handling is a must. These individuals should also be able to work in a fast-paced environment, be able to multitask, and have exceptional attention to detail (along with a positive attitude!). Check the AccessPlus student job board for openings.

Tech Staff

Tech staff members are responsible for assisting in the assembly and dis-assembly of events and show productions. They help load and unload trucks, assemble production equipment on stage, construct set pieces, risers, and musical equipment, and move furniture, road cases, and other miscellaneous equipment. They also help with spotlighting operations during shows (after introductory training) and assist with video, sound, and light production before, during, and after events. Check the AccessPlus student job board for openings.  

Internship Opportunities 

There are no internship opportunities with Stephens Auditorium at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Stephens Street Team 

Interested in entertainment and the performing arts? Come join us! All students, regardless of major, are welcome to be a part of Stephens Street Team. Stephens Street Team is a volunteer group that assists with marketing, advertising and community outreach on behalf of Stephens Auditorium. Activities include planning on-campus promotional events, print and digital marketing efforts, assisting with live performances and presenting to campus clubs, organizations and residence halls about our Performing Arts Series (plus, much more!). We welcome, and encourage, students with unique and creative ideas to become a part of our team!

For students interested in becoming part of the Stephens Street Team, please send a brief letter of interest to our Marketing Manager, Dr. Montana Smith, at with the subject line “Stephens Street Team.”