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Kingsbury Hall offers discounts to students

By Katie Valentine

Student discounts are found throughout campus, and Kingsbury Hall is one of the places that offers discounts with a student I.D. card.

“We know that students do love coming,” said Brooke Duffy, box office manager for Kingsbury Hall. “We want it to be feasible for them to attend.”

One of the bigger discounts U students can receive this semester is for the production of “The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, An Epilogue” on Friday. Non-U students can receive one ticket for $10, but U students can receive two for the same price.

Kingsbury offers U students 10 percent off all tickets, but even better deals can be found if students take advantage of student rush tickets. Students can purchase tickets through the rush line starting at 10 a.m. the day of the show. The rush tickets are either $10 or $15.

Rush ticket availability is decided a week before a show begins, based on how well the show is selling, Duffy said.

The price of the rush tickets is generally $10 because then more students come to the shows. Students are more willing to spend $10 for a ticket than $15, Duffy said.

The Associated Students of the University of Utah Presenter’s Office has worked with Kingsbury in past years to give students discount tickets without waiting for rush tickets.

“Since we do not receive any student fees, this is a great way for us to be able to offer affordable tickets to students,” said Sheri Jardine, communications manager for Kingsbury Hall.

The Presenter’s Office brings concerts, films and speakers to the U and partners with Kingsbury to target a different demographic8212;students more interested in fine arts than live rock concerts, said Cameron Hansen, director for the Presenter’s Office.

“We want to partner with them rather than compete with them,” Hansen said.

Other organizations also bring shows to Kingsbury Hall, and offer their own discounts. This year, the Odyssey Dance Company will present “Thriller,” which begins Oct. 14.

Students who want to see “Thriller” can show up for a rush line the day of the show with their UCard and receive two tickets for the price of one. Tickets are based on availability and range from $20 to $40.

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