An aerial shot of three men DJing on stage performing for a crowd in a wash of rainbow party lights.


Your ticket to the experimental performing arts at Rensselaer

Program Description

As part of the Rensselaer Art_X initiative to integrate the methods and mindset of art across teaching and research, EMPAC+ invites students of all classes and majors to venture deeper into the boundary-pushing productions developed and presented at EMPAC.

Why Enroll? What Do I Get?

Once you enroll, you’ll receive free admission to all EMPAC-curated events for the duration of your time at Rensselaer. Each week, we'll email you info about upcoming performances and events along with additional opportunities to meet with curators, artists, researchers, and more. All members are also welcome to the EMPAC⊕ semester dinner as well as the end-of-semester movie or gaming night.

How Do I Enroll?

Just come to an EMPAC-curated event and tap your card at the EMPAC+ kiosk. That's it!


Note: For ticketed events, you will still need to obtain a ticket from the box office upon swiping your card. Tickets will be available two hours before show time. For free and unticketed events, you may swipe in at the entrance to the venue.

You may not reserve advance tickets for a performance using EMPAC⊕, so if you are concerned that a show may sell out, it’s best to purchase a ticket at the reduced student rate of $6.

MASHUP in Studio 1, 2014. Photo: E. Ameres/EMPAC.