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For Families

Arts for All Ages

The Hylton Performing Arts Center believes that children should experience the arts early and often. That's why we offer performances designed for children, offer half-price Hylton Presents tickets for kids, and designate the performances most suitable for all ages as family-friendly.

Hylton Family Series

The Hylton Family Series offers great family entertainment at affordable family prices.

Children and youth through grade 12 may get half-price tickets for any Hylton Presents event when accompanied by an adult.

  • Students in grades 9 through 12 may attend an event without an adult, but must have a student ID. 
  • Youth tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or in person at the Ticket Office.
  • All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Family-Friendly Performances

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 in each event listing on the event calendar.

Hylton Family Series

The Hylton Family Series is an inspiring series of four performances with children in mind that offers great family entertainment at affordable family prices.

Child Policies

All performances require a ticket for every person in the theater. This includes children, no matter what age. Children are welcome at any Family Friendly performance and those in grades 8 and under must always be accompanied by an adult. Parental discretion is advised for some performances that may not be suitable for young children. 

For Hylton Family Series only: All patrons must have a ticket. Children under the age of two who are held by an adult and do not occupy a seat may receive a lap ticket free of charge.

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