Fee for Free

Experience the Arts at Kent State!

The Performing Arts Box Office encourages students to utilize the "Fee for Free"

Kent State University full-time undergraduate students who have paid the Arts Fee are entitled to one ticket for designated arts events. Students must reserve their ticket in advance by visiting the Performing Arts Box Office, located in the main lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts or by calling 330-672-2787.

Please note that Fee for Free tickets at will call for sold out events are subject to be released to our wait lists if they are not picked up at least 15 minutes prior to the show start time.

Free admission to eight main stage Theatre and Dance shows

Free admission to most Music performances

Free admission to Art exhibitions and special Gallery discussions

Free admission in all four disciplines

Free admission to the Kent State Museum and special programming  

Free admission to some fashion-related events

Free Fall ARTS Festival held in Risman Plaza


The Arts promote tolerance and understanding of people of all cultures
Have been proven to give you smarts
Encourage thought & reason, imagination and creativity
Create community and are welcoming of everyone
A diverse selection of performing arts provides quality of life