Ticket Office & Information

COVID Safety Measures for Bienen Concerts

Although masks are not required inside our spaces and concert halls, the Bienen School continues to foster a mask-friendly environment and recommends wearing a mask, particularly at crowded, high-volume performances. We ask that audience members please be respectful of one another's choices to help ensure everyone's visit to the Bienen School is comfortable, enjoyable, and safe.

Ticket Office

Mailing Address

The Ticket Office is located at the southeast entrance of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall:
50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Ticket Office Hours

Standard Operating Hours
Monday -  Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

During Summer and Academic Breaks
Monday -  Friday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Ticket Office hours are in effect beginning Monday, June 10.

Reserving Tickets

How to Reserve Tickets
Order online 24 hours a day. Find a concert in the Concerts & Events Calendar, then click to see its detailed description and click the link to buy tickets. All transactions are secure.
By Phone
Call 847-467-4000 during Ticket Office hours.
In Person
Visit the Ticket Office, located at the southeast entrance of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, near Regenstein Hall and the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, on Arts Circle Drive.

Please note: The ticket office will mail most tickets directly to you. Tickets will be held at the Will Call desk if your order does not arrive in time for mail delivery.  Any orders containing student tickets will be held at Will Call. Please bring a valid student ID with you to the performance to claim these student tickets.

As a courtesy to our audience members, we recommend that only children six years of age or older attend Concerts at Bienen performances.


Performance Venues

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts is situated on the lakefront directly adjacent to Regenstein Hall of Music. The Ryan Center is home to three performance venues: Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater, and David and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital Room.

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

The 400-seat hall, with main floor and balcony seating, features a 40-foot glass wall offering stunning views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.
Download Galvin Recital Hall Seat Map

Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater

Seating 163, this black box theater is a versatile space for intimate opera performances and recitals.
Download Ryan Opera Theater Seat Map

David and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Located at the north end of the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, the space seats 120 and is used for small ensemble performances and student recitals.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

50 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is a 989-seat hall, with main floor and balcony seating. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (with revolving and regular doors).
Download Pick-Staiger Seat Map

Regenstein Hall of Music

60 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Regenstein Hall of Music connects directly to the new Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, with two connections between the buildings on each of Regenstein’s three levels. Regenstein Hall contains a 200-seat Master Class Room, which hosts performances, classes, and other events each year.

Cahn Auditorium

600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208

Cahn Auditorium is the largest performance space on campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. The venue offers main floor and balcony seating. Larger Bienen School opera productions are held here.

Alice Millar Chapel

1870 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208

Completed in 1962, this venue houses two chapels: the 700-seat Millar Chapel and the 125-seat Vail Chapel. The Chapel hosts religious services, music performances, lectures, and other events.


Our patrons may mark in the South Campus Parking Garage and the Segal Visitors Center garage south of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Parking is free weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day on weekends.

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Ticketing Policies

  • Discounts are provided to full-time students, school-aged children, and Northwestern University faculty and staff. To receive discounted tickets, patrons may be required to show identification; limit two tickets per discount ID.
  • Northwestern faculty and staff members must present their valid WildCard in order to receive the 15% discount. The WildCard discount is not available for online purchases, but can be obtained by purchasing tickets over the phone, at our box office, or at the concert.
  • All sales are final. Patrons may exchange tickets for an equal number of tickets to future Concerts@Bienen events for a $1 per ticket exchange fee. Exchanges must be made at least 24 hours prior to the event, during Ticket Office hours. You may elect to return your tickets as a tax-deductible donation to the Bienen School of Music.
  • For subscription series, you may return your tickets for an account credit. The value will be stored in your account and may be applied to a future order. Account credit is never available for single-ticket purchases.
  • Lost or misplaced tickets can be replaced at no charge.

For more information about ticket policies, call the Concert Management Office at 847-491-5441.

Group Ticket Information

Group rates are available on a sliding scale based on the size of the group:

  • 10-19 guests receive 10% off

  • 20-29 guests receive 15% off

  • 30 or more guests receive 20% off

For group rate information

Be sure to include the performance date and time, the number of guests in the group, any special seating considerations, and full contact information. Please note that an email request does not automatically guarantee a reservation. Please allow one business day for the Ticketing Manager to respond to requests. Group sales discounts cannot be split between multiple events. Discounts must be arranged a minimum of one business day in advance of the concert.