Tanglewood for Kids and Students

Tanglewood for Kids

Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17!
Tanglewood is pleased to offer free lawn tickets for children and young people age 17 and younger. 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. We do not issue these in advance of the performance. 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 2017 Tanglewood Free Lawn Tickets for Children and Young People Program is supported by a generous gift from the Pumpkin Foundation/Joe and Carol Reich.

Watch and Play, sponsored by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, is an interactive musical performance designed to engage children ages 3-10 in the Tanglewood musical experience. The program will be offered at 1pm on Sundays July 9 and 23, and August 6 and 13, in the Chamber Music Hall. Tickets to the Sunday-afternoon concert performance are required. For more information call 413-637-5393 or email bsav@bso.org.

Kids' Corner is offered at 9:30am on Saturdays and noon on Sundays. However, on days of Watch and Play, Kids' Corner will begin at 2pm. 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.

The Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging chamber concert experience especially for children ages 3-8 and their families at Ozawa Hall. This year's Family Concert takes place on Saturday, July 22, at 1:30pm in Ozawa Hall. Preconcert activities begin at 11:30am. Tickets are $12, and children under 18 are free. To get free tickets for the Family Concert, please place your order through SymphonyCharge (888-266-1200).

Student Discount

Tanglewood offers a 50% discount on lawn tickets for all BSO Friday-evening concerts for students 18 and over. Valid only with student ID. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Main Box Office, only on the night of the performance.