Events | LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts


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. The College operates its own box office for most ticketed events, and collaborates with the LSU Student Union Theatre for events held in that venue. All information about our upcoming events and ticket sales can be found below.

Box Office Information

CMDA & Opera Tickets

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

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.

Some examples of events held in this venue are:

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

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

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Parking for Events

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. 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.

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:


  Upcoming Productions & Full Calendar

LSU Opera

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LSU Opera Presents: Dog Days

Music by David T. Little, Libretto by Royce Vavrek
January 26th - 28th  |  Reilly Theatre

Hailed in The New York Times as ”a groundbreaking American classic,” David T. Little and Royce Vavrek’s Dog Days depicts a world of chaos during a raging, undefined war on US soil. Don’t miss LSU Opera’s collegiate premiere of this highly original and arresting work! 

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LSU Music

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LSU Candlelight Concert

Presented by the LSU School of Music
December 2nd  |  7:30pm  |  LSU Student Union Theatre

The LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts and the LSU School of Music are pleased to present the 68th annual Candlelight Concert - "A Feast of Carols"! We continue the traditions of this elegant evening of verse and music by featuring a “Feast” of familiar carols to usher in the holiday season.

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LSU Theatre

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LSU Theatre Presents: Arcadia

Written by Tom Stoppard
February 15th - 25th  |  Claude L. Shaver Theatre

Arcadia moves back and forth between 1809 and the present at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. This brilliant play moves smoothly between the centuries and explores the nature of truth and time, the difference between classical and romantic temperaments, and how the disruptive influence of sex on our life orbits the attraction Newton left out.

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