You are here

Ticket Information

Tickets to Ark performances typically range in price from $11-$40. The Ark offers a free concert series called Take A Chance Tuesday on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and sometimes offer additional free shows as well, so nothing will stop you from experiencing great music at The Ark.

VIEW CALENDAR

in person

Michigan Union Ticket Office
Buy Ark tickets in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, in the basement of the University of Michigan Union, 530 S. State St. at South University. There is a $1 service charge for shows that take place at The Ark.

September - March hours: 9 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am - 1 pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays
April - August hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am - noon on Saturdays, closed on Sundays

The Ark Box Office
Buy general admission tickets at The Ark’s box office, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, from 30 minutes before to 75 minutes after showtimes. No service charge.

Tickets for Ark produced shows at other venues (i.e. Michigan Theater, Royal Oak Music Theatre) are not available for in-person purchase. Please check our website event listings or venue website for direct ticket links and information about these occasional events at other venues.

by phone

Michigan Union Ticket Office
Purchase tickets by phone from the Michigan Union Ticket Office at (734) 763–8587 (763–TKTS). There is a $2 per ticket service charge for shows that take place at The Ark, plus an optional $1 mailing charge for phone orders. 

September - March hours: 9 am - 6 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am - 1 pm on Saturdays, closed on Sundays
April - August hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am - noon on Saturdays, closed on Sundays

Tickets for most Ark produced shows at other venues (i.e. Michigan Theater, Royal Oak Music Theatre) are not available by phone through the Michigan Union Ticket office. Please check our website event listings or venue website for direct ticket links and information about these occasional events at other venues.

on the web

Click on any ticket link from our calendar to purchase tickets through the Michigan Union Ticket Office online. Service fees vary.

Tickets for most Ark produced shows at other venues (i.e. Michigan Theater, Royal Oak Music Theatre) are not available online through Michigan Union Ticket Office. Please check our website event listings or venue website for direct ticket links and information about these occasional events at other venues.

Ticket Policy

Advance Tickets

There are several ways you can buy advance tickets for shows at The Ark: in person, by phone, and online.

General Admission Seating

The majority of seats at The Ark are general admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Reserved Seating

Most seats are general admission; some shows have 70 reserved seats available for $7 over the standard ticket price at the Michigan Union Ticket Office only. A limited number of priority seats are also available for most shows to our members at the Producer ($500) Level and above. For more information on membership and the corresponding benefits, click here.

Doors Only Shows

Advance ticketing is not available for some Ark shows (e.g. RFD Boys, Open Stage). For these occasional events, tickets are available starting one half hour before show time at The Ark's box office.

Lining Up at The Ark

Both advance ticket holders and people buying tickets at the box office line up on the sidewalk on Main St. until doors open 1/2 hour before showtime. (For popular shows, some concertgoers arrive as early as one and a half hours in advance.) When doors open, ticket-holders may pass the box office and proceed to the ticket-taker through the door at the right and up the stairs.

Please be considerate of our neighbors by following these simple guidelines:

  • Form a line along the curb to allow access to shops and other businesses.
  • Make sure there's a clear path for people walking down the street.
  • Please put trash and cigarette butts in the appropriate containers.

We're proud of Main Street and want to keep it looking great!

Ticket Timing

Most Ark shows go on sale to the public on Saturdays starting at 9 am in person or by phone through the Michigan Union Ticket Office and at 10 am on line. A listing of all new events going on sale a given weekend is included in The Ark’s email newsletter which is sent out each Thursday. To subscribe, sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of any page of our website.

Please note, if a show is not sold out, tickets will go off sale at 3 pm the day of the show for shows Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday shows go off sale at 11 am on Saturday. Remaining tickets once a show is off sale will be available for purchase at The Ark box office starting one half hour before showtime.

Returns & Exchanges

The Ark does not accept ticket returns or exchanges.

Cancelled Shows

Ticket refunds are only available when a show is cancelled. In that event, please return your tickets to the point of purchase to receive your refund.

Children at The Ark

The Ark is an all ages venue. A ticket is required for all patrons over one year of age.

Rebates & Discounts

Eligible Ark members, seniors and students may receive a $1 ticket rebate on Ark-produced shows happening at The Ark (does not apply to fundraisers or Ark-produced events at other venues, e.g. Michigan Theater, Hill Auditorium). Please show your membership card or ID at the door to receive your discount. Only one discount per person, please.

Group Ticket Sales

Concertgoers who wish to purchase 10 or more tickets to an Ark event may call The Ark’s business office at (734) 761-1800. We will process your ticket order by phone with no service fee.