Student Nights

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Our Student Nights program, as part of our broader Performing Arts Education initiative, provides tickets to select Lensic Presents events free of charge to students in grades 9 through 12, college students, and current educators .

Below is a list of our upcoming Student Nights performances, as well as information about reserving tickets. If you meet the criteria for Student Nights and would like to sign up, please email Development Director Jackie Camborde at with "Student Nights registration" in the subject line of your email.

Upcoming Student Nights

All Met: Live in HD Encores. For a 2015-16 schedule, click here

September 26, 2015
FUSION Theatre Company: Disgraced
Ayad Akhtar's play about Islam and racial identity in post-9/11 America won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize. This production is directed by FUSION co-founder Jacqueline Reid.
7:30 pm

October 10, 2015

Gene Kelly: The Legacy
Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly takes audiences behind the scenes and shares intimate stories about her late husband, Gene Kelly.
7 pm

October 12, 2015
Cumbia All Stars
This all-star band from Lima features the legends of Peruvian cumbia, musicians who pioneered the popular style in the 1960s and 1970s.

October 30, 2015
National Theatre Live in HD- Hamlet
Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes the title role in Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
7 pm

November 1, 2015
Imago Theatre: ZooZoo
Portland's award-winning musical theater company combines mime, dance, acrobatics, and original music in a production to delight the young and the young at heart.
6 pm

January 31, 2016
Ever the Twain: Shakespeare in Mark Twain's America
Ali MacGraw, Robert Martin, and Jonathan Richards perform a light-hearted theatrical reading that imagines a meeting between two of history's greatest wits: Twain and Shakespeare. 
7 pm

February 27, 2016
Geoff Hoyle: Lear's Shadow
Lear's Shadow is the sublime new solo show from award-winning actor and playwright Geoff Hoyle. He'll tickle your funny bone and break your heart as he simultaneously depicts The Fool, the King, and all three of his daughters.
7 pm

March 19, 2016
Lunasa with Tim O'Brien

Ireland's Lúnasa joins forces with America's Grammy-winning country/bluegrass singer-songwriter Tim O’Brien.
7:30 pm

March 24, 2016
globalFEST Creole Carnival on Tour
Creole Carnival Tour honors the roots of African musical currents, crossed with a fusion of sounds from the Americas and revolving around Carnival. From Brazil (Casuarina)—the superpower of celebration—to Haiti (Emeline Michel), and Jamaica (Brushy One String), each country has its own rich traditions for music, dancing, costumes, and cutting loose.
7:30 pm

April 8, 2016
Zap Mama
The Congo-born, Belgium-raised Zap Mama (also known as Marie Daulne) performs with an ensemble of female polyphonic singers in French, English, and African languages. 
7:30 pm

More About Reserving Tickets through Student Nights

  • Once you are registered with the Student Nights program, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a promo code. You can enter it in the "promo code" box on to reserve your tickets for any of the performances listed on this page. Please note: the promo code box is on the upper-right side of your screen, and you must click "submit" after you enter. Click the "Purchase" button for the performance you'd like to attend, and our ticketing system will show you which seats are available. Once you reserve your tickets, they will be held at will call the night of the performance. Student Nights tickets are only available online.
  • Student Nights tickets must be reserved online in advance (no walk-ups) at least two hours before the performance begins. No exceptions.
  • If you have logged on to our website to get tickets and no seats are available, it means we are out of the allotment of free tickets. However, we still have tickets available for the student price of $5. You can purchase $5 tickets at the box office or by calling 505-988-1234.

If you have questions about the Student Nights program, please contact Director of Development Jackie Camborde at 988-7050 ext.1203 or


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