Events at the College


The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts is proud to host or sponsor over 300 events each academic year, from a wide variety of disciplines within our institution. Some events are free and open to the public, while others have ticketed entry.


Featured Events & Subscriptions


bill conti

Bill Conti and the LSU Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. | LSU Union Theater

LSU alumnus and Oscar-winning film composer Bill Conti returns to Baton Rouge to conduct the LSU Symphony Orchestra in an exciting concert filled with movie magic. Boasting a 50-year career of film and television scoring, Conti shot to fame in 1976 with his score for Rocky. After two previous nominations, Conti won an Oscar in 1983 for his work on The Right Stuff.


Single Tickets

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ben folds

Ben Folds with the LSU School of Music

Nov. 2 and 3, 7:30 p.m. | LSU Union Theater

Ben Folds joins the LSU School of Music for two evenings of genre-bending music, performing hit songs alongside the LSU Symphony Orchestra. Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, and has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.


Special Offer - Early Bird Ticket Special

Get early access to Ben Folds tickets through this special package offer!

Receive a 10% discount on Ben Folds tickets when purchased alongside 2 other select LSU School of Music performances at the Union Theater.

Purchase Early Bird Ticket Special

This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

Single Tickets

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Single ticket sales in all sections will be available on August 26.

Box Office Information


CMDA & Opera Tickets

The CMDA Box Office sells tickets to all events in the following venues:

  • Claude L. Shaver Theatre
  • Reilly Theatre
  • Studio Theatre
  • School of Music Recital Hall

LSU Opera and LSU Theatre performances are sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-3527.

 Buy CMDA Tickets Online

Union Tickets

The Union Box Office sells tickets to all events in the Union Theater, such as:

  • LSU Wind Ensemble
  • LSU Symphonic Winds
  • LSU Symphonic Band
  • LSU Symphony Orchestra

Some special events, such as Tigerama or Candlelight, may be sold through this office.

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone at: (225) 578-5128.

Buy Union Tickets Online


Parking for Events

You may park in any of the non-gated parking lots or on the street near our performance venues. Do not park by any red or yellow curbs.

We pay a fee to LSU Parking for our patrons to park free of charge. If you receive a parking ticket, please bring it to the CMDA Box Office, located inside the Music & Dramatic Arts Building, for assistance.

For updates on construction, road closures, and zone changes, please visit the LSU Parking & Transportation Services website.

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