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.

FALL 2018

EMPAC+ Gaming Night
Thursday, December 13, 7PM

Video games on the EMPAC mega-screen! We'll turn the EMPAC Theater into a gaming arena with multiplayer action on the big screen and a number of smaller gaming kiosks situated throughout the room. Bring your friends!


EMPAC+ Movie Night
Thursday, April 25, 6PM

On the last day of classes, students select a movie to play on the EMPAC mega-screen.

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.