A World-Class Deal for Culture Lovers


San Francisco Performances’ Culture Card is the best deal in town for arts lovers. This easy, accessible and inexpensive program, at the low cost of $25 for 25 performances, is a student’s direct connection to world-class arts events in this cultural capital.


The Culture Card is designed for maximum value and minimum fuss for busy, arts-crazy students and fellows. Just show up one hour before concert time with a Culture Card and valid student ID and proceed to the box office to claim a free seat.

Bring a friend and purchase a half-price ticket at the time you pick up your free ticket.

The Culture Card is a program of San Francisco Performances, an organization that presents recitals, chamber music, jazz and contemporary dance.

“The Culture Card program is an important part of our organization’s music education initiatives,” said Christine Lim, director of education at San Francisco Performances. “In a city as culturally sophisticated as San Francisco — not to mention one with a sizable student population — we want to ensure that local students have access to world-class performances at a low cost.”

What is the value of this $25 investment? 

The Culture Card offers 25 performances from a selection of 60-plus events in San Francisco Performances’ 2013-2014 season, including some of the hottest tickets in town. This season’s offerings include performances by pianist Marc-André Hamelin; virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter; Wayne McGregor/Random Dance; guitarist Manuel Barrueco; and Saturday morning lecture/concerts on Mozart with the resident ensemble the Alexander String Quartet and music historian-in-residence Robert Greenberg, just to name a few.

These events take place in SFJazz Center, the Nourse Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, all easily accessible by public transportation. On-campus Culture Card sale dates: September 3, 8.30 a.m.-10,30 a.m., Mission Bay Genentech Hall, second-floor atrium and September 23, 11.30 a.m.-1.30 p.m., Parnassus Medical Sciences lobby. A student or postdoc ID is required.