Student Passport

The Grand Rapids Symphony Student Passport Program is a fantastic opportunity for full-time students of any age to experience orchestral performances for only $5! Tickets must always be purchased the night of the concert with a membership card and a valid student ID, or, as a home schooled student, verification of student status. If your friends or family are purchasing full price tickets in advance, they are also able to take advantage of the Student Passport pricing on your behalf through our Grand Rapids Symphony Ticket Service.

The Student Passport Program is generously sponsored by Comerica Bank.


How can I sign up for a membership card?

Sign up at the Student Passport table the evening of the concert you want to attend. Please have your Student ID with you. You will immediately receive your membership card for the purchase of a $5 ticket. The table is located in the outer lobby in DeVos Performance Hall, St. Cecilia Music Center or Peter Martin Wege Theatre.

Apply online. Your membership card will be emailed to you. Apply at least a week prior to the concert you want to attend to receive your membership card on time.

Download a Student Passport application. Send your completed application to the Symphony office or drop it off at a concert.


What concerts do I get to attend?

Student Passport memberships allow you to purchase $5 tickets for any series listed below.

Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series
Fox Motors Pops Series**
Crowe Horwath MusicNOW Series
Crowe Horwath Great Eras Series
Porter Hills Coffee Classics Series
DTE Energy Foundation Family Series
PNC Lollipops Concerts
LiveArts Special Event++

**For Holiday Pops concerts, includes Thursday December 4 and Saturday December 6 matinee only.

++For the LiveArts Special Event, Student Passport price is $7.50 due to the Van Andel Facility fee.

The Student Passport does NOT apply to the following series:

D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops
SymphonicBoom Concerts
Special Event Concerts 

(If an event opens up to the Student Passport, members are notified by email)

Ticket Availabiliy:
Tickets in the best remaining sections as determined by the Grand Rapids Symphony will be available at the box office beginning one hour proir to each performance. Arrive early for the best seats! Seating is limited and subject to availability. Please make sure to submit your email address on your application to receive Student Passport emails addressing availibility. 


What are the guidelines for ticket purchases?

At the box office the night of the concert, present your membership card and a valid student ID to purchase a $5 Student Passport ticket. You may purchase one ticket per concert, for up to a total of 10 concerts with your one-year membership card. A new card is issued each year so make sure to renew either by responding to the renewal email or by signing up at a concert in the new season.


What if I want to sit with my friends or family?

Just make sure to purchase your tickets at the same time.


If your friends or family are purchasing full price tickets in advance, they are also able to take advantage of the Student Passport pricing on your behalf. Call or visit the GRS Ticket Office for more information. 616.454.9451 x 4


Thank you for participating in the Student Passport Program, we look forward to seeing you soon at a Grand Rapids Symphony performance.