Free Child Tickets

Thanks to generous funding from a small group of individual donors, the SPCO announced in the 2016.17 season that children ages 17 and under could attend unlimited regular SPCO concerts free of charge. The SPCO is committed to sharing the music we play with the broadest possible audience in our community. We believe that music has the power to inspire, challenge, move and uplift and that everyone, including young people, deserves the opportunity to experience transformational performances. With free tickets for children, it’s easier than ever to bring the whole family to concerts!

How it works:

  • Children can sit in any available seat, at any regular concert for FREE (note: all children, regardless of age, need a ticket to attend — see below for restrictions).
  • Reserve up to 4 free child tickets per each paid adult ticket (children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Order online using the “Child” price type or call our Ticket Office to reserve your free tickets.
  • Already have adult tickets and want to add child tickets for your concert? Call our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144 to add tickets to your order to ensure you can all sit together.


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Who qualifies as a “child”?

Anyone 17 and under.

How do I order free child tickets for individual concerts?

Order online: Select the “Child” price type to add free child tickets to your online order.

Order by phone: Call our Ticket Office at 651.291.1144 and mention that you would like to add free child tickets to your order.


How do I order free subscription tickets for children?

If you are a current season ticket holder, please call us to add free child tickets to your series. Please note that your seats may need to change to accommodate your added child subscription.

If you are not a current season ticket holder and are starting a subscription for the first time, choose a package at After choosing your adult seats, select “Child” from the price type drop down menu and choose as many child seats as you would like to order (maximum 4 children per 1 adult).

Is there a limit to the number of child tickets I can get?

Ticket holders can reserve up to 4 free child tickets per each paid adult ticket.

Can I reserve free child tickets for a school or community group?

Yes, but group reservations must be coordinated directly with our Ticket Office and cannot be made online. We encourage a ratio of one chaperone for every 10–15 attendees under the age of 18. For more information on seat availability and reservations, please contact Jo Gilbertson at [email protected] or 651.292.3248.

Which concerts can my kids attend for free?

You can bring your kids to almost all of our concerts for free! The only concerts that aren’t free for kids are our annual holiday concerts, Arts Partnership Co-presentations.

If I already have season tickets, will I be able to reserve the seats next to me for my children?

We will do our best to accommodate any season ticketing requests that include newly added child subscriptions. When this is not possible, we will do our best to find you new seats that are comparable to your current subscription seats.

Can children attend a concert on their own for free?

No. All children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free child tickets are only available with the purchase of at least one adult ticket.