Backstage, onstage, and in the audience, The Soraya integrates CSUN students, faculty, staff, and alumni into every aspect of the performing arts. The Soraya’s programs leverage our diverse campus culture to enhance the educational experience and build the foundations of community in CSUN, the San Fernando Valley, and throughout Los Angeles.
Creating Belonging at The Soraya and in the Arts
Students from all walks of life have a place at The Soraya. Sharing their collective shared histories and cultures while expressing their individuality – The Soraya brings the world to CSUN where students see themselves and each other onstage.
$20 Student Tickets Year Round
Access $20 Student Tickets for all performances using your CSUN credentials in 3 easy steps. Check in regularly to access your tickets and special giveaways for select performances!
Log on to Tickets.TheSoraya.org and click “Student or Faculty/Staff Login”
Enter your CSUN User ID and Password the same as all other CSUN devices (i.e. Canvas)
Select performances and packages to purchase and your CSUN offer will appear as a purchasing option
Ushers, Ticket Office workers, Stage Technicians, and Artist Hospitality workers – Student Employees work in a professional, customer facing, and creative environment. Enhance your educational experience through unique training and career advancement opportunities.
Scholarships and Internships
Receive $8,000 a year to support your academic pursuits at CSUN.
The Mary and Jack Bayramian Internship program provides CSUN students with the opportunity to work in a professional Arts Organization environment in a variety of positions, including Audience Services, Education, Marketing, Events, Development, Technical Production, and more. Interns through this program receive an $8,000 scholarship for that Academic year.
CSUN student clubs and organizations are welcome to rent The Soraya and Plaza Del Sol Performance Hall. The Soraya staff offers an opportunity for students to create a professional-level event or performance, and will guide students through all aspects of the rental process. There are limited funding opportunities available for CSUN clubs and organizations.
CSUN Master Classes
Including week-long intensives and residencies
Under the supervision of top-notch professional artists, CSUN student artists acquire exceptional skills in exclusive Master Classes that provide free professional training for thousands of CSUN students.
Onstage with World Class Artists
CSUN Symphony with Serj Tankian
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
CSUN Dancers open for the Martha Graham Dance Company with “Panorama”
CSUN Symphony performs Disney’s Fantasia
CSUN Symphony performs Disney’s Silly Symphony
CSUN Symphony with Aida Cuevas
Yamato with Jishin Taiko Student Club
GET IN TOUCH
Engage in The Soraya’s programs through special events, curriculum inclusion, and more by contacting The Soraya’s Campus Engagement Associate, Juliana Alvarez
Juliana is a proud CSUN Alumna, Latina leader, and advocate of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. As Chair of The Soraya’s DEI Task Force, she is dedicated to creating safe spaces that provide opportunities for growth, inclusion, and transparency. Her mission is to turn everyday moments into acts of activism by amplifying the voices of underserved populations and unlocking access to higher education and the arts for ALL humans.
“Growing up, I was an outsider. I rarely had an opportunity to attend an art event or be part of the arts. I now have the privilege to make a difference for students like me, and for the greater CSUN community—by showing them that The Soraya isn’t just a venue, it is a fountain of opportunity. But more than that, this is a place where all can belong. Where all can be surrounded and supported by amazing, caring people who celebrate all who walk through the doors for exactly who they are.”
To learn more about Campus Engagement, contact Juliana Alvarez at (818) 677-8846 or Juliana.Alvarez@csun.edu.