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


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Ben Folds with the LSU School of Music

November 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 members of the LSU Symphony Orchestra, LSU Jazz Ensemble, and more. 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.


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Two Remain

Presented by the Turner-Fischer Center for Opera
Sept. 27 & 29  |  Reilly Theatre

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer

Based in part on the true stories of two survivors, Two Remain brilliantly uses the operatic medium to explore the lingering ghosts of Auschwitz and shine a light on those who never returned.

Special Offer - Opera Mini Subscription

Receive a discount when you bundle both Fall 2019 opera performances together: Two Remain and Sunday In The Park With George.

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Single Tickets

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Trouble In Mind

Presented by the LSU School of Theatre
Sept. 26 - Oct. 6  |  Shaver Theatre

By Alice Childress
Directed by G.D. Kimble

Alice Childress's classic is a semi-satirical study of racism in the 1950s theater world. This (sometimes acrid) backstage comedy is just as entertaining and relevant today.

Special Offer - Theatre Mini Subscription

Receive a discount when you bundle three theatre performances together: Trouble In Mind, Gloria, and Brooklyn Bridge.

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Single Tickets

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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.

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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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