Under 18s Free

Families can enjoy concerts together

The Under 18s Free program is designed to encourage families to attend Cleveland Orchestra concerts together. In addition to most Blossom Music Festival concerts, the program also includes select Cleveland Orchestra concerts in the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance.

How it Works

For Mandel Concert Hall at Severance, you can acquire one free youth admission with each regular-priced ticket to select classical concerts*.

At most Blossom Music Festival concerts, you can acquire two free youth admissions with each regular-priced ticket.

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1. Select your total seats

While selecting your seats online, add the total number of tickets you intend to reserve for your entire group – both adults and children. Your tickets intended for children can be discounted to Under 18s Free once they reach your cart for checkout (Step 2).

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2. Confirm your Under 18s Free tickets in your cart

Below your cart summary, use the "Show Under 18s Free" option to specify how many of your tickets are meant for young people. Follow the prompts to confirm their age – their tickets' price will be discounted to Under 18s Free.

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3. Complete your order

Continue to checkout to provide payment details, select your preferred method of delivery, and complete your order to reserve both your regular-priced and Under 18s Free tickets.

  • *Under 18s Free tickets for Mandel Concert Hall concerts are available to young people ages 7-17 to the following concerts and series: Friday Mornings (11:00 a.m.), Friday Evening Subscriptions, Sunday Afternoons (3:00 p.m.), Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) Concerts, Family Concerts, and PNC Music Explorers (ages 3-6).
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Center for Future Audiences About the Program

Each year, the Under 18s Free program is offering as more than 30,000 free tickets annually to Northeast Ohio young people to attend concerts at Blossom Music Center and Mandel Concert Hall with their families.

Under 18s Free is a program of The Cleveland Orchestra’s Center for Future Audiences. The Center, created with a lead endowment gift from the Maltz Family Foundation, was established to fund programs to develop new generations of audiences for Cleveland Orchestra concerts in Northeast Ohio.

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