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.


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Featured Events & Subscriptions

artwork: eugene onegin

Presented by LSU Opera

October 25 - 28, 2018  |  Claude L. Shaver Theatre

Composed in 1877-78, Tchaikovsky’s musical adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin is widely considered Russia’s most popular opera. Its “lyrical scenes in three acts” evoke a world of bourgeois country life under the Czars, in a score that ranges from moments of sweeping beauty to scenes of passionate intimacy and jealousy. 

Directed by Octavio Cardenas
Conducted by Michael Borowitz

artwork: curious incident

Presented by Swine Palace

September 19 - 30  |  Claude L. Shaver Theatre

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at mathematics, but is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. Under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, Christopher takes a thrilling journey to solve a mystery that will upend his world.


Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Richard Holden

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Fall 2018 Union Subscription

Presented by the LSU School of Music

Join our award-winning ensembles for a season of timeless classics and exciting new contemporary works in the Union Theater. This subscription offers tickets to three performances of your choice, at a 20% discount over the single ticket price.


Please note that this subscription offer does not apply to Tigerama.

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 Concert Spectacular or Tigerama, 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.

Contact Us

Need help? Email the box office at:


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