School of Music, Theatre
and Dance

Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Ticket Information

We hope you’ll join us for many performances this season, and we’ve made doing so even easier with the elimination of service charges for all tickets.

How to Order:

All performances, even free, require an advance ticket from Please check our Performances and Events page for specific ticketing details for each event. To reserve tickets from eTix*, follow these links:

On Campus Venues:
Varner Studio Theatre
Varner Lab Theatre

Off Campus Venues:
Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills) 
Howarth United Methodist Church (Lake Orion)
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (Clinton Township)
Orchestra Hall (Detroit) 
Flagstar Strand Theatre for The Performing Arts (Pontiac)
University Presbyterian Church (Rochester Hills)

*Events at the Flagstar Strand are ticketed through Ticketmaster, not eTix.

The Varner Hall Box Office is not open for afternoon hours this year, however tickets are available at the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. OSI is located in the Oakland Center, room 49. Tickets are also available 1 hour before performances at the venues.

Events are subject to cancellation or change, please be sure to check our website calendar for current performance information. Many of our shows sell out, and only an advance ticket purchase guarantees your seat. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Varner Hall, on the OU campus, is surrounded by ample free parking.

Please be advised: due to the nature of the Varner Studio Theatre setup, patrons cannot be admitted or re-seated while a show is in progress.

Group sales
Discounts are available to groups of 20 or more who pre-book their visit to any Music, Theatre or Dance performance. You are strongly encouraged to make reservations well in advance, as many of our shows sell out. For information call the box office manager at (248) 370-3013.

For questions, please contact the SMTD Box Office Manager at or (248) 370-3013.