© Priska Ketterer
© Priska Ketterer

Does music have to sound different for children than for adults? Not necessarily, but it does need to be presented differently. Lucerne Festival shows that classical music is not just for grown-ups.

Children and young people want to experience lively forms of music presentation. And they also like to be creative themselves. Lucerne Festival addresses young and very young listeners through special concert formats and a varied, age-appropriate program of events. The start of the Summer Festival brings exciting stories to experience, staged concerts, and performances by international youth orchestras — all at family-friendly prices. There are also digital offerings such as the “ABCs of Classical Music” and the children’s podcast “Music for Future”.

Would you like to receive our brochure showing the summer program of children’s and family events in future? If so, please register at the following link:

Concerts for Families
Family from Paris © Patrick Hürlimann/Lucerne Festival

Look | Listen | Enjoy

What could be lovelier than introducing the next generation to the magic of classical music? Attend selected concerts together with your children, grandchildren, godchildren, etc. We’ll give you two free tickets for your young companions!

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Concerts for Families

Everything at a glance: the “ Crazy about Music” brochure lists all children’s and family events that take place during the Summer Festival, as well as our offers for schools. This brochure (in German) is published every spring.

ABC’s of Classical Music

How long is a tuba? What does the concert hall have to do with a shoe box? Can a baton make music? Our web series for ages 8 and up presents selected terms from the ABC’s of classical music using short videos (in German but with visuals and musical examples).

Podcast © Monika Rittershaus

Children and young people from the Lucerne region take on the role of cultural journalists as they report on Festival concerts and interview artists in short podcasts they create and produce all by themselves.


Browse, explore, discover more

© Monika Rittershaus


Whether at the KKL Luzern or at school: we want to awaken curiosity about music in children and young people — through school concerts and many other special offers for school classes and music schools.

© Manuela Jans/Lucerne Festival


Simply get a taste of the Festival’s atmosphere: the 40min series allow you to become acquainted with selected artists and works early in the evening through a mix of music and conversation, with a completely casual vibe and free admission.

© Patrick Hürlimann

In the Streets

Six days, eight bands, more than 80 open-air performances: “In the Streets”, the world music festival within the Festival, makes Lucerne’s Old Town resound every summer — and is free to enjoy.