Arts & Humanities Campus News

Performing Arts Center announces faculty and staff ticket sale

Audra McDonald poses in front of a brick wall.
Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will perform as part of the Performing Arts Center’s 25th anniversary celebration on April 24. (Allison Michael Orenstein)

The UGA Performing Arts Center’s 25th anniversary season will run from October through May, and include three dozen performances by some of the world’s leading classical, roots music, dance and music theater artists.

The Performing Arts Center is pleased to offer discounted tickets to UGA faculty and staff in a special sale running Aug. 16-20, before single tickets go on sale Aug. 23. University employees may use the 10% discount code UGAP10 online, at the box office in the Performing Arts Center lobby (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by calling 706-542-4400.

“We want to make sure that faculty and staff take advantage of the resource that is the Performing Arts Center,” Performing Arts Center Director Jeffrey Martin said. “This is a program we started a few years ago to encourage them to join us here. As we celebrate our anniversary, we feel we have a lineup of artists our discerning colleagues will love to see.”

Notable performances in the coming season include “Bluegrass & Christmas” by Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (Dec. 21) and “Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass” (March 19), with the host, creator and producer of “This American Life.” The 25th anniversary gala performance (April 24) features six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway, television and film star Audra McDonald.

For a complete list of UGA Presents performances, visit

For a complete list of Performing Arts Center discounts, including tickets for UGA students and other students, visit

Also in celebration the 25th anniversary, the Performing Arts Center is offering 25 tickets to each performance at just $25 each. These tickets go on sale four to six weeks before each performance.

Upcoming performances

The UGA Presents season opens with a free Franklin College Chamber Music Series performance (tickets required—contact the box office) by the Doric String Quartet and pianist Jonathan Biss (Oct. 5). The classical crossover trio Time for Three performs Oct. 14, followed by banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Oct. 24. “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns for a free concert (tickets required—contact the box office) Oct. 25.

COVID protocols

The Performing Arts Center expects to resume regular operations in fall 2021 with a full season of professional concerts and student performances. Per updated guidelines released by the University System of Georgia on May 13, 2021, social distancing and face coverings are no longer required for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, although masks are encouraged in indoor settings. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue socially distancing from others when possible and wear a face covering while inside campus facilities. The Performing Arts Center will adhere to updated guidelines from the University of Georgia and University System of Georgia as they become available.

Flexible ticketing will be in place for all performances occurring through December 2021. Patrons may exchange tickets for another performance (including those in spring 2022) or receive a full refund until noon on the day of the performance, if occurring on a weekday, or by Friday at 5 p.m. if occurring on a weekend.


The Performing Arts Center is located in the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center at 230 River Road. Through an arrangement with UGA Parking Services, free parking for all UGA Presents performances is available in both the Performing Arts Center surface lot (E11) and the Performing Arts Center parking deck.