Dear Butler School Community:

To join the public health effort against COVID-19, the Butler School will be canceling all public performances from March 23 to the end of the Spring semester and our building will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future. We will send information regarding refunds to patrons of ticketed events in the next two weeks. Thank you for your patience on this – our current priority is getting students set up successfully to transition to remote classes and lessons after Spring Break.

We have received questions from some of our community regarding how they can help our students during this time of crisis. Here are some ways you can still support our music community during this time:

  • Consider not requesting a refund for a canceled event if that makes sense for you and your budget. The arts community worldwide is financially suffering because of the necessary measures of social distancing, and we are no different. We understand this is a complicated individual decision, but wanted to make the suggestion for those asking how they can help.
  • Consider making a small donation to the Butler School in any area of study or need.

Thank you so much for your support of our students, our faculty, and our entire artistic community. It is normally a wonderful thing that music brings people together, and we are grieving the loss of the opportunity to do that during this crisis. Please stay safe and healthy this Spring!

Discounted and Complimentary Tickets

Discounted Tickets

The Butler School of Music offers discounted tickets to every performance for University of Texas at Austin faculty and staff, senior citizens, and students with a valid I.D. Admission prices vary by the event.

Complimentary Ticket Policy

These complimentary ticket policies do not extend to events sponsored by Texas Performing Arts.

University of Texas at Austin Students

All University of Texas at Austin students are allowed a maximum of one free ticket with a valid UT I.D. card to every ticketed performance at the Butler School.

To obtain your tickets:

  • Visit the Butler School of Music Box Office in person during regular business hours. Present your UT I.D. card and a maximum of one ticket per I.D. will be issued to you at no charge.
  • You may also obtain comp tickets at the Box Office within one hour of the performance, if there are still any available. Distribution of comp tickets just before the performance is at the discretion of the cashier. Paying customers will be given priority.

Butler School of Music Faculty and Staff

Butler School of Music faculty and staff can receive one free ticket by emailing the request to Tickets can be emailed to you to print or held at will call.

Austin Independent School District Music Teachers 

The Butler School offers up to 100 complimentary tickets to all of our ticketed ensemble concerts for Austin Independent School Districts music students and their directors. Eligible ensembles include:

Wind Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Butler Opera Center

To secure comp tickets for your students, email your request to Please include the performance your group plans to attend, the name the tickets should be held under, and how many tickets you need.