Career Exploration With UVA Arts Dollars!

Taylor Lamb – September 27th, 2017

When exploring a career in the performing arts, you may feel you are at a loss. Places you would be interested working in are not necessarily coming to participate in On Grounds Interviewing or hosting large recruiting sessions. However, you don't necessarily need recruiters to inspire you to examine a career in the performing arts--a great way to get an idea of what you want to do in the performing arts is to actually attend performances!

Students at the University of Virginia have access to see amazing performances for free with UVA Arts Dollars. Unsure of how it works?  Let's use the upcoming show, We Are Pussy Riot, or Everything is P.R. as an example

  1. Go to the UVA Arts Box Office website. 
  2. Click on the "Free UVA Students Tickets" button in the top right. 
  3. Click on the button that says "click here for free tickets" which will take you to the calendar. 
  4. Click on whatever show you'd like tickets for. 
  5. Click purchase
  6. Choose the one that says "UVA Student Ticket" 
  7. From there, it will ask you to make an account. That doesn't take more than a minute. 

And voila! You can check out from there, and your tickets will be waiting for you at the show. 

With Arts Dollars, you can get free tickets to every Drama Department Show! 

Here are the other shows coming up this semester:

  • Goethe-Institut's P3M5 Project (The Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays): October 27 & 28 at 7:30pm and October 28 at 2:00pm
  • Seven Guitars: November 9 – 11 and 17 & 18 at 8:00pm and November 12 & 19 at 2:00pm
  • Fall Dance Concert: December 1 & 2 at 8:00pm and December 2 at 2:00pm

Definitely don't miss out on these free opportunities for career exploration!