Education and Children

Now, children and youth through grade 12 can get half-price tickets for any Great Performances at Mason event when accompanied by an adult. (Adult companion is not required for students in grades 9-12, but a student ID is.)

Youth tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Ticket Office. Students in grades 9-12 purchasing discounted tickets without an adult companion must do so at the Ticket Office and present their student ID. All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Attending a performance at the Center can be a priceless experience for the whole family. We believe parents are best qualified to judge what is most appropriate for their children. To assist parents, we have selected events that will be most enjoyable for audiences of all ages and have designated them "Family-Friendly." You can easily find the "Family-Friendly" events on this web site by looking for the Family Friendly Icon symbol.

List of Family-Friendly Performances

Join us 45 minutes prior to the curtain for our Great Performances at Mason events, and enjoy our lively and popular Pre-Performance Discussions. These forums are led by local experts and, occasionally, by the artists themselves. Here, patrons are encouraged to ask questions and are able to gain a bit of insight and knowledge about our world-renowned guest artists. Held on the spacious and comfortable Grand Tier III Lobby, these captivating exchanges provide a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes of a great performance! You can easily find events with Pre-Performance Discussions within the event calendar by looking for the Pre-Performance Discussion Icon symbol.

List of Pre-Performance Discussions
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