SMTD Ticket Policies

Updated September 23, 2022

Health and Safety Policies for SMTD Ticketed Events – as of 9/23/22

In keeping with the Health and Safety Guidelines from the University of Michigan, masks are no longer required in our performance venues. Audiences are encouraged to wear masks if they prefer. We also no longer require proof of vaccines.

All guidelines are subject to change, based on recommendations from university public health officials.

The School of Music, Theatre & Dance will continue to offer flexible ticketing policies, including refunds, exchanges for future events, a gift certificate valid for up to five years, or a donation of the purchase price of the ticket(s) to SMTD. Whether a performance is canceled, if you’re simply not feeling well or if you are uncomfortable with attending, we will be happy to refund or exchange your tickets.

Seat Assignments

Because conditions continue to change rapidly, we will be seating people no later than two weeks prior to the date of an in-person event. This will allow us to respond to current conditions with respect to distancing and/or capacity limitations.

Seating will happen with the same priority order as we always do, with subscribers and donors seated first, followed by single ticket buyers. We’ll send a notification to you when tickets are sent out (via mail or email).

Please make sure that we have an email address on file for you, and that you are able to receive SMTD emails (if you haven’t received one recently, call our Ticket Office or email us at to verify).

If you don’t have an email account, please call our Ticket Office at 734-764-2538 to be added to a list of people we call with updates.


For the 2022-23 season, we will be allowing exchanges for performances of any production. We will not be requiring that you exchange your tickets for another performance of the same production.

Processing Fees

Fees of $2 – $3.50 are added to the cost of each individual ticket purchased over the phone or online. These fees will be reflected in your cart. To avoid fees, purchase in person at the League Ticket Office. Power Series subscribers have reduced fee rates.

Ticket Donations

Tickets may be returned to the box office as a tax-deductible donation. All donations must be received prior to the performance start time.


With the exception of the Halloween Concert every fall, children under the age of three will not be admitted into performances. All children, regardless of age, must have their own ticket and must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the performance.


An order of 10 or more tickets to a single performance entitles you to amenities of the Group Sales Program, which may include ticket discounts, waived service fees, payment plans, and advanced purchasing privileges. To place your group order, contact our group sales desk at 734.763.3100 or

Wait Lists

For sold-out performances, a wait list will be started when the box office opens at the venue for that performance date. Wait lists are in-person only and are not a guarantee of entrance, but we do our best to get people into performances as other patrons release unused tickets.

Discounted Student Tickets (students and children age 3+):

  • Student tickets are available in select locations in most performances.
  • Limit TWO per college student, one per child or high school student.
  • Teens and University Students must show valid ID at time of pick-up.
  • The box office can not release partial orders containing discounted tickets.
  • Student price is listed when available.
  • When standard tickets are available at or below the student rate, additional student discounts will not be available.
  • Most student tickets cannot be mailed. Verified students (students whose IDs have been verified by the box office) may have their tickets mailed if they choose.
  • The student discount cannot be combined with other discounts.