The Lied Offers Free and Half-Priced Tickets

All UNL students may purchase tickets to any Lied Center show for half-price. Reserve and purchase your ticket online at, then pick it up from the Box Office with your NCard.


The Lied Center provides radical access to world class artists for University of Nebraska students through the Arts for All program. As a student, you can get free tickets to nearly half of the Lied Center’s season events. No other university offers this type of access to its students.

Reserve your free tickets on UNL Marketplace or visit the Lied Center box office. You will need your NCard.

Are you a University of Nebraska instructor looking for an innovative way to introduce course content to your students? Consider bringing your class to a Lied Center Arts for All performance. To reserve tickets for your class, email with a list of the students and their NUIDs that you would like to attend. Instructors will be given a complimentary ticket to accompany their students. We hope to see you at a show. 


Did you know that UNL students can get half-priced tickets to every show? Select "UNL student price" at checkout to access your student discount. 


The Lied Center also offers free tickets to select performances through UNL Marketplace. See our listing of free shows and student ticket FAQs below!

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Q: When are tickets released?

A: Arts for All tickets are typically released at 11:00 AM on the first day of class each semester.

Q: How many tickets can I reserve?

A: A student who pays Fund A fees is eligible to receive one free student ticket while supplies last.

Q: What if I want to sit with my friends?

A: You should! You can reserve your tickets separately online or in person, just make sure to pick up your tickets together at the Lied Center box office.

During the 2020-2021 Academic Year, all FREE Arts for All ticket reservations made through UNL Marketplace are for 2 tickets seated together as a pair. Click Here to see a full list of COVID-19 policies & procedures.

Q: What if all of the shows on Market Place say “Sold Out”?

A: Don’t despair! Even if all Arts for All tickets were reserved ahead of time, many tickets go unclaimed. Visit the box office 30 minutes before the listed performance time of the Arts for All show you want to see, and you may be pleasantly surprised.