College of Visual and Performing Arts
George Mason University
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George Mason University

Family

Arts for All Ages

The Center for the Arts believes that arts experiences are important for everyone, regardless of age. So, we offer half price tickets for kids and designate the performances most suitable for all ages as family-friendly. 

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 required.
  • 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.

Family-Friendly Performances

Attending a performance at the Center for the Arts 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 as "Family-friendly." Family-friendly events are designated as such at the bottom of each event listing on the event calendar.