The Gallo Center for the Arts is proud to present numerous events that children
will love as much as adults. With some exceptions (see below), children over age
four are welcome at most events, but regardless of age, must have a ticket. As a
requirement of the city’s fire code, children may not sit in a parent’s lap. Children
who are unable to sit quietly during a performance, along with the adult accompanying
them, may be asked by an usher to leave the theater temporarily. There are television
monitors in the Marie Damrell Gallo Grand Lobby for your viewing until you are able to re-enter the theater.
Being sensitive to your nearby patrons allows everyone to have a more pleasant theater
Symphony, ballet and opera performances are generally appropriate only for adults and older children, as silence is required throughout the performance. Most events of this type are not recommended for children younger than age 8. However, children age four and older are welcome to attend “The Nutcracker,” provided they can happily and quietly sit in their own seat while observing a 2-hour performance of this ballet.
Parents know their children best, and may consider selecting an
aisle seat when bringing young children in case a quick exit is needed for an unavoidable
visit to the restroom, or for a talkative or restless child. Out of courtesy to
other patrons, the Gallo Center requests that no infants or toddlers be brought
to any performance.