We Don’t Kid Around

Exposure to the world of classical music gives kids a proven edge in both scholastic and intellectual development. So to help them get a strong start, we offer the following programs…

Free for Kids

“Free for Kids” in Colorado Springs offers young audiences an invitation to hear the Philharmonic perform live, in a true concert setting. Admission for ages 7 to 17 is complimentary, and made possible, in part, by the support of GE Johnson Construction Company and annual gifts from other generous donors.

Here’s how it works: For every adult ticket purchased at regular price, the Philharmonic provides up to two “Free for Kids” tickets. To take advantage of this offer, make your request in person at the Pikes Peak Center Box Office or the Ent Center for the Arts Box Office and our staff will happily handle the rest. 

Eligible Concerts
(subject to change and sufficient availability)

El Pomar Foundation Masterworks – Pikes Peak Center
Brahms – Saturday-Sunday, September 30 – October 1, 2023
Tchaikovsky – Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5, 2023
Rachmaninoff – Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2024 
Beethoven – Saturday-Sunday, February 24-25 , 2024
The Organ Symphony – Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2024
Symphonie Fantastique – Saturday-Sunday, April 13-14, 2024
New World Symphony – Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19, 2024

Philharmonic Pops – Pikes Peak Center
Marvel vs DC – Friday-Saturday, October 6-7, 2023
She’s Got Soul –Friday-Saturday, November 10-11, 2023
The Princess Bride – Friday-Saturday, February 9-10, 2024
Troupe Vertigo: España – Friday-Saturday, Mar 8-9, 2024
Audience Mixtape: Carmina Burana – Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, 2024
The Music of the Rolling Stones – Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, 2024

Signature Series – ENT Center for the Arts
Mozart and Prokofiev– Saturday-Sunday, October 21-22, 2023
Mozart and Haydn– Saturday-Sunday, January 13-14, 2024
Price and Beethoven – Saturday-Sunday, April 27-28, 2024

Terms of Sale: Free for Kids offers complimentary admission in seating levels 2-5 to young people ages 7-17 when accompanied by a regular-price adult ticket (offer excludes senior and military discounts). Up to two Free for Kids tickets are available per regular-price adult ticket. Free for Kids tickets are subject to sufficient ticket availability at select Philharmonic concerts and may not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions and/or exclusions may apply. For young people outside of the ages of participation in Free for Kids (7-17 years), student-priced tickets are available. Philharmonic performances are not recommended for children under 7 years or who are unable to sit quietly for the duration of a concert. This policy is subject to change without notice. Philharmonic subscribers must request Free for Kids tickets in person at the Pikes Peak Center box office and may be re-seated. Any price differences associated with upgraded seats will be charged to the subscriber, and no refunds are issued for moving to a lower-priced seat.

Philharmonic Kids

This interactive concert series—supported by Philharmonic musicians along with trained classroom docents—focuses on creative discovery and the cultivation of a richer, more fulfilling life through exposure to the arts. “Philharmonic Kids” programs are available to all students in our community, and all studies are reinforced with supplemental curricula, classroom activities, and ancillary teaching materials.

Conductor in the Classroom

“Conductor in the Classroom” offers local school orchestras and bands the rare opportunity to learn under the baton of Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech, or Associate Conductor Thomas Wilson, in a live school-day rehearsal. Both conductors work with young players, sharing their insights into the processes and joys of performing and staging great music. Want to teach your aspiring young musicians a lesson they’ll never forget? Inquire today for participation in our “Conductor in the Classroom” proj