Tanglewood for Kids and Students
Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17!
Up to four free children’s tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. Children under five are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or Seiji Ozawa Hall during concerts.
All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. This free lawn ticket policy does not apply to organized groups of children. For Popular Artist concerts, free lawn tickets are only available for children under 2.
The 2019 Tanglewood Free Lawn Tickets for Children and Young People Program is supported by a generous gift from the Pumpkin Foundation/Joe and Carol Reich.
Children 5 Years of Age and Under
Please note that children 5 years of age and under are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or in Seiji Ozawa Hall during performances, but are welcome to sit on the lawn. Please note that there are kids' activities on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons.
Summer Sundays / Watch and Play
As part of Summer Sundays, each week will feature a fun, interactive musical presentation for audiences of all ages. “What’s That Sound?” introduces various instruments of the orchestra with a demonstration and Q&A.Watch and Play, sponsored by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, offers a musical performance specifically designed to engage children ages 3–10. Both “What’s That Sound?” and Watch and Play will be offered at 1pm each Sunday from July 7th to July 28th. Tickets to the Sunday afternoon concert performance are required.
Kids’ Corner is offered at 9:30am on Saturdays and noon on Sundays. Children accompanied by adults may take part in musical and crafts activities supervised by BSO staff. Please stop by the Tanglewood Visitor Center for more information. Tickets to the Sunday concert or Saturday-morning Rehearsal are required.
Tanglewood Family Concert
The Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging concert experience especially for children ages 3–8 and their families at Ozawa Hall. Tickets are $15, and children under 18 are free.
Tanglewood offers a 50% discount on BSO Friday-evening lawn tickets for college and graduate students, 18 and over, with a student ID. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Main Box Office, only on the night of the performance.