In the past, our students have used a “passport” booklet filled with free offers and discounts.  How does this program compare?

Open Arts offers college students the same opportunities as the former passport programs, but Open Arts allows for better tracking and customization of events throughout the year. College students can register to become an Open Arts member at [link]. Venues and organizations now offer a certain number of free tickets to events at specific dates and times, which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Open Arts members, rather than the “one free show, anytime” offer to all students. This allows students to attend even more free events.  We will continue to provide an expansive list of venue and event discounts, student rush tickets, and group rates for all students, members and non-members, to explore on openartsphilly.com.

Are there free offers for large student group outings?

There are! Here’s where to find them:

  1. Check the Student Discounts section – there are great options under “always free.”
  2. For some events, especially our College Night performances, you can email us at openarts@campusphilly.org to book group tickets in advance.
  3. View the event listings - some venues offer enough free tickets for a group to attend, or do not limit the number of free tickets available. Clicking through to the Eventgrid interface will also show how many tickets are available. 
  4. Although we are not able to list every free non-ticketed event for all of our partners, many venues offer free events for large groups as part of their regular programming.  Students can easily find these events via organizations’ websites or venue profiles on openartsphilly.com.


If you have additional questions about group outings for college students, send us an email, openarts@campusphilly.org, and we’ll be happy to offer assistance.