Tickets for Teachers
Teacher Ticket Pass
The VSO TEACHER TICKET PASS gives certified BC Teachers up to two $20 tickets to any eligible concert. All you need to do is SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE MEMBERSHIP, get your account login information, and start buying your tickets! THIS OFFER CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH THE TD ALL-ACCESS PASS program.
NOTE: the Teacher Ticket Pass has been temporarily de-activated while the VSO is between seasons. This promotion will become active again on September 6th, 2019.
You must bring your printed BC Ministry of Education ID when picking up tickets. Absolutely no exceptions. Instructions on how to obtain your ID card are below.
Teacher Ticket Pass tickets become available two weeks prior to each eligible concert, and all eligible concerts will be displayed on this page as they become available. If a concert is not showing on this page within two weeks of the concert date, it is not eligible for Teacher Ticket Pass tickets.
PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Ticket Pass tickets for concerts performed at the Chan Centre cannot be purchased online — please call customer service at 604.876.3434 to purchase.
Teacher Ticket Pass FAQs
What is the Teacher Ticket Pass?
It is a way for BC Teachers to experience the Vancouver Symphony at a reduced cost. Anyone who is a certified teacher through the BC Ministry of Education is eligible to buy up to two tickets per concert for just $20 per ticket.
Is the Teacher Ticket Pass membership free?
Yes! It’s absolutely free to sign up for the Teacher Ticket Pass.
How do I become part of the program?
You must register online to join. The Teacher Ticket Pass expires at the end of the current season in June. Please re-register in September for the following season.
Why won’t it let me login?
Please call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434 if you are having any problems logging in or creating an account. Customer Service telephone hours are Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 10am to 5:30pm (Holiday/Summer hours may be different).
Do I have to register for the Teacher Ticket Pass before I can get tickets?
Yes. You have to register online before you can take advantage of the $20 price.
Does the Teacher Ticket Pass expire?
The Teacher Ticket Pass expires at the end of the current season, around mid-June, or when you cease to hold a valid BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate. Please re-register in September for the following season.
Are all VSO concerts available for Teacher Ticket Pass members?
Teacher Ticket Pass tickets are available for all VSO concerts pending seat availability, except for the Kids’ Koncerts, Tiny Tots and Chamber Players series. Please note there is extremely limited availability for some concerts; if a concert does not appear on the Teacher Ticket Pass page, then it is not available for Teacher Ticket Pass tickets. If you have questions about availability, please call VSO Customer Service at 604.876.3434.
Where will I be sitting?
You can sit anywhere you want, excluding the Dress Circle section.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes. You can bring a friend for $20 too. With your Teacher Ticket Pass membership, you are able to purchase up to 2 tickets for any eligible concert at $20 each.
Does my guest also have to be a teacher?
No. Your guest may be anyone of any age.
When can I buy my tickets?
Tickets can be bought up to 2 weeks in advance of a concert. We encourage you to check the website regularly to see what’s available.
How do I purchase tickets?
All tickets must be purchased online through our website. Once you have signed up for the Teacher Ticket Pass, you will need to login with your email address and password and proceed to purchase your tickets.
Can I buy as many tickets as I want for a concert?
You can purchase a maximum of two(2) tickets for each eligible concert using your Teacher Ticket Pass.
How do I receive my tickets?
All tickets purchased with the Teacher Ticket Pass must be picked up in-person at the venue Box Office (starting two hours in advance of the concert at the Orpheum or Chan Centre, and one hour in advance at any other venue). You must bring a PRINTED COPY of your BC Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate when you pick up your tickets, with absolutely no exceptions.
Can I exchange or refund my Teacher Ticket Pass tickets?
All ticket sales are final. There are no exchanges or refunds offered for tickets purchased through this program.
Where can I obtain a copy of my Ministry of Education Teaching Certificate?
The BC Ministry of Education no longer supplies printed Teaching Certificates or ID Cards. To print a copy of your valid teaching certificate, visit https://www.bcteacherregulation.ca/CertificateHolders/login.aspx, log-in to the Certificate Holders Area, click on “Confirmation of Annual Practice Fee”, and download your confirmation in PDF or JPG, then print it out. You must present a printed copy of your certificate. A digital copy will not be accepted.