Student Nights

Engaging Young People in the Performing Arts

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 Acacia Barnett 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

December 10, 2015
National Theatre Live in HD: Jane Eyre
This acclaimed re-imagining of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is directed by Sally Cookson and was first staged by Bristol Old Vic last year.
7 pm

January 28, 2016
National Theatre Live in HD: Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The Donmar Warehouse's highly anticipated new production stars Dominic West (The Wire), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), and Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise).
7 pm

January 31, 2016
Ever the Twain: Shakespeare in Mark Twain's America
Valerie Plame, 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 10, 2016
National Theatre Live in HD: Hangmen
Written by Olivier and Academy Award-winner Martin McDonagh, this play stars David Morrisey (The Walking Dead) and has been called "the funniest play in London right now."
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

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 Acacia Barnett at 988-7050 ext.1201 or


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