The University of Toledo Arts and Culture Events

How can we help you?

A photo of a bellIf you're trying to get to an event presented by the UToledo College of Arts and Letters,  you've come to the right place! Below are some links and information to help you quickly get the information you're looking for.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

This link will take you a listing of major events presented by the College or its departments. It lists many upcoming events in chronological order, depending on what's available. Each event in the list provides the date and name of the event. Click on individual events for greater detail about that particular event. Details will include date, time and venue plus admission information. It may also include additional information such as program information for concerts or a description or synopsis for plays and films, plus links to other kinds of helpful background information. 

UToledo Arts Events Listing

GETTING TO CAMPUS

The link above is the University's directions and maps page. It provides maps, virtual tours and driving directions to all UToledo campuses. It can also answer many of your questions about parking as well.

Most of our events are held in venues are on the main campus of the University of Toledo. However the Center for the Visual Arts (home to our Department of Art) is near downtown Toledo and is located next to the Toledo Museum of Art. 

WHERE DO I PARK? DO I NEED to Pay for parking?

NOTE: PARKING RULES HAVE CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY AS OF 01/14/2022!! Please read on!

Where to park depends on the venue. Our most common venues are listed below. For venues not listed, check with that venue or review the parking information provided in the event information. 

2022 PARKING POLICY 

GUEST PARKING 

Starting January 2022, all visitors to the UToledo campus, traveling by car/personal vehicle, are required to pay for parking. 

  • Spaces are based on an hourly rate 
  • Guests may park in any “A” or "C" lots, in the white lined spaces designated 
  • Handicap spaces, marked with blue lines and signage, are available in all lots 
  • Guest permits are only available through the department office being visited 
  • Guests visiting for extended periods can purchase parking permits through ParkUToledo 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

  • After parking, enter the zone number and the length of time needed 
  • Payments can be made using the ParkMobile app 
  • Payments can also be made at the kiosk with coins or a credit card  

INFORMATION 

  • For guests being dropped off, the Center for Performing Arts building is located at 1910 West Rocket Drive on the main campus 
  • For more information on parking at UToledo and other transportation options, visit ParkUToledo or the UToledo Parking and Transportation Services website 
  • For further questions, please contact the UToledo Department of Theatre and Film Main Office, 419/530-2202 or email us at TheArts@utoledo.edu 

PARKING FOR EVENTS IN THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS - Parking is in Area 12 and is NOT free. Handicapped parking is also available in this lot only for those vehicles displaying the proper permit.

PARKING FOR EVENTS IN THE CENTER FOR THE VISUAL ARTS - Parking is in Lot #3 and is NOT free. Lot #3 is to the east of the CVA. Handicapped parking is also available in this lot only for those vehicles displaying the proper permit.

PARKING FOR EVENTS IN DOERMANN THEATRE - The closest parking is in Area 13 and the parking lots east of University Hall, just off University Hills Blvd. There are also parking/drop-off areas in front of University Hall on Bancroft. Parking in these areas is NOT free.  Handicapped parking is also available in this lot only for those vehicles displaying the proper permit.

MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where is the UToledo Center for Performing Arts Box Office located? 

The Box Office is located in the Center for Performing Arts, 1910 W Rocket Drive, on UToledo's main campus. The CPA is on the west side of main campus and can be easily reached by taking the West Entrance into campus off of Secor Road. Metered parking is available 24/7 in Area 12, the lot across the street from the building. Pay at the nearby kiosk. Free parking in this lot is available only during certain events. Check the event's details to be sure. Handicapped parking is also available in this lot only for those vehicles displaying the proper permit.

CPA Box Office Phone: 419.530.ARTS (2787)

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Where is Doermann Theatre?

Doermann Theatre is located on the third floor of University Hall on the main campus of the University of Toledo. It is accessible from the Bancroft entrance to the building. Doermann is handicapped accessible and there is a drop off area at the Bancroft entrance. Nearest parking is west of University Hall in Area 13 and the adjacent parking area.

What are the Box Office hours?

The UToledoCenter for Performing Arts Box Office is open during each fall and spring semester. 

The Box Office is generally open within an hour of performances. Additional hours of operation may be added. Please call ahead to check.

*Hours subject to change, please call ahead 419.530.ARTS (2787).  Tickets for many events, (if there is a charge for tickets) can be purchased at the door or online at https://utoledo.tix.com/


How much are tickets?

PLAYS AND FILMS

FILM SCREENING OF "YEAR OF THE LIVING DEAD" - Oct. 29-31, 2021

  • Free Admission - please obtain a no-charge ticket in advance as seating is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • All patrons must wear a mask when attending performances.

FESTIVAL OF NEW STUDENT WORK (PLAYS/FILMS) - NOV. 11-14, 2021

  • Admission - All Seats $5
  • All patrons must wear a mask when attending performances.

ELKSHIRE (PLAY) - FEB. 10-13, 2022

  • Admission - $10-$15
  • All patrons must wear a mask when attending performances.

25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (MUSICAL)

APR. 7-10, APR. 15-16, APR. 22-24, 2022

  • Admission - $15-$25
  • All patrons must wear a mask when attending performances.

2022 STUDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE - APR. 30, 2022

  • Admission - All Seats $5
  • All patrons must wear a mask when attending performances.

Music Department REGULAR Concerts

UToledo Choirs and UToledo Symphony Orchestra
  • Free Admission - FALL 2021
  • All patrons must wear a mask to all concerts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UToledoJAZZ CONCERTS
  • Free Admission - FALL 2021
  • All patrons must wear a mask to all concerts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
UToledo Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble REGULAR CONCERTS
  • Free Admission - FALL 2021
  • All patrons must wear a mask to all concerts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Music Department Special Events

 Also check the online box office https://utoledo.tix.com/

Dorothy MacKenzie Price Piano Series Master Classes & Recitals - FREE!

(Master classes - Saturdays 10 a.m., Recitals Sundays 3 p.m.)

  • Spring 2022 - Concert Schedule TBA
  • Free Admission 
  • All patrons must wear a mask to all concerts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

What discounts are available?

Group Discounts

When you purchase any 10 tickets or more in a single order, you automatically save 15% off the price of those tickets purchased separately. This discount is available online, by phone or at the Box Office. 

Weekday Matinees for Schools & Community Groups

For some productions, we offer a daytime matinee performance. Daytime matinee show times are always at 9:30 a.m. and most performances are about 2 hours. These performances offer special incentive pricing. Contact the Theatre/Box Office Manager Christopher Montpetit for details.

Daytime Matinee Theatre Performance Schedule - 2021-2022

ELKSHIRE, Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Please reserve seats as soon as possible! The number in your group can be revised as the show date draws near. Seats can be reserved by calling Christopher Montpetit at 419.530.4776 or by email at Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu. Payment is due by the time of the performance. Please provide a credit card or a single check from the school (or teacher) - not cash and/or a group of checks from students. Thank you.

*Weekday Matinees are for school groups and community organizations only, not individuals or for commercial resale. Weekday Matinee pricing does not apply to Sunday matinee performances. 

How do I buy a ticket?

Tickets for all of our ticketed events are available at the Box Office, by phone (419.530.ARTS (2787) or go online to http://utoledo.TIX.com

Is there a cutoff time for online ticket sales?

Yes. The cut-off is generally 2 and a half hours prior to showtime.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept:

  • Cash
  • Check (for school matinees only)
  • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
  • UToledoRocket Card (in person at the Box Office only) 

Can I reserve a seat and pay later?

No. We do not allow reserved seating without payment. 

What is Will Call?

When you purchase a ticket you have the option of taking it with you or having it set aside for you at Will Call. When you come to the performance, give your name to the usher and they will give you the tickets you bought. There is no extra fee for this service. If you buy tickets online, your tickets will automatically be placed at Will Call.

Can I have tickets mailed to me?

No. Tickets purchased in advance online or by phone will be placed at Will Call for easy pick up on the date of the performance.

I had problems with my online purchase. Who do I contact for help?

Christopher Montpetit
Box Office Manager
419.530.4776
Christopher.Montpetit@utoledo.edu

Last Updated: 6/27/22