The arts enrich communities, providing opportunities to share experiences, emotional connections — our humanity. Through the generosity of sponsors and members, Opening Nights at Florida State University provides world-class cultural arts programs for our community and for students both on and off campus. Tallahassee is joining the ranks of our nation’s biggest cities in the caliber of performers it attracts!

Gifts from our donors enable Opening Nights to provide access to performances that many may not otherwise have the opportunity to see. We subsidize tickets so students from all local schools can attend at reduced prices and offer unique live performing arts educational experiences for elementary, middle and high schools students throughout the Big Bend area. Opening Nights also provides master classes with world-renowned artists to enhance FSU students’ learning.

As a performing arts organization within a university, Opening Nights curates artists for our students and the community to raise awareness, inspire creativity and encourage discussion. Your gift enhances the cultural opportunities and improves the quality of life in our community.

Please join us by becoming a member or sponsor today!


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