OSBA believes the arts are for everyone, so we are committed to providing family-friendly programming for children of all ages.
Although there is no strict age requirement for our shows, we offer the following suggested guidelines:
- For Masterworks, Entertainment and Dance Series Concerts - At least 8 years old
- For Ballet West Performances - At least 3 years old
- For Utah Symphony Family Concerts - All ages!
Please note that in our Masterworks, Entertainment, Dance and Ballet West performances, disruptive patrons--regardless of age--will be asked to step out. However, our Utah Symphony Family shows are intended to be a safe space for children to learn about the symphony, so we will not ask patrons to leave unless they are highly disruptive. Please feel free to bring children of any age to these Family performances knowing that there is more freedom for them to talk, ask questions, and move around.
Utah Symphony: Here Comes Santa Claus, December 17, 2018 @ 7 pm
Nothing sets the holiday scene like hearing holiday favorites performed live by the Utah Symphony. Kids from one to ninety-two will enjoy the musical gifts on stage, with a joyful sing-along closing out the concert. There may even be a special appearance by the jolly man himself!
Peter & the Wolf, March 14, 2019 @ 7 pm
Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of a boy and his forest friends’ bravery is brought to life by the Utah Symphony and dancers from Ballet West II. Listen as the young hero struts to the melody of the strings, the bird flits to the flute, the cat slinks with the clarinet, and all the characters find their voice in the different sections of the orchestra. Bring your entire family to experience this musical fable for the child in all of us.
Utah Symphony: Story Pirates, April 16, 2019 @ 7 pm
Nationally-recognized education and media organization Story Pirates believes that kids have the best ideas. This Symphony Extravaganza presents classic symphonic music you know and love filtered through the wild imaginations of kids and performed by Story Pirates’ cast of professional actors and improvisers. Household cats take flight when they hear On the Beautiful Blue Danube, four ninja sisters battle a monster to the tune of Night On Bald Mountain, kids in the audience decide what sort of character would sound like a tuba, and so much more. By combining timeless music with kids’ creativity, anything can happen in this wacky musical adventure!