At what age should I bring my children?

While we at Lyric Arts are always excited by the prospect of inspiring a child with a love for the performing arts, it is our policy not to admit children under the age of five to regular season, full-length performances at the Main Street Stage. Parents, grandparents, and adult chaperones should be aware that is best to wait until a child has reached the age of five since the length of most regular season performances is not appropriate for children under this age.

This policy does not apply to performances of “Mainly for Kids” Productions. Children two and up are welcome to attend these performances, designed especially for young theatergoers.

Children under two years of age are not admitted.

Regardless of age, any child attending should be able to sit quietly through a performance. If children become disruptive during a performance to other members of the audience, ushers will insist that the children and accompanying adults leave the auditorium. No refunds will be available.

All persons entering the theater—regardless of age—must have a ticket, including children sitting on a parent or guardian’s lap. These tickets are sold at the full Youth price.

Lyric Arts also lists recommended age guidelines for each of its productions, based on content, length, themes, etc. Please contact the Main Street Stage Box Office if you have specific questions about these guidelines.

We understand  that every child is different. We have developed this policy in keeping with our experience of the ability of children to sit still and to sit quietly through a full length production. We have also developed this policy in keeping with the policies of other, similar theaters. We hope that you understand that we have created this policy for the enjoyment of all of our patrons.

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