Children and Families

Familienkonzert Die Schurken © Patrick Hürlimann/Lucerne Festival
Familienkonzert Die Schurken © Patrick Hürlimann/Lucerne Festival

Does music need to sound different for children than it does for adults? Not necessarily, but it does need to be introduced differently. Lucerne Festival shows that classical music isn’t something only for grownups.

Children and young people require music to be presented in vivid ways. Lucerne Festival uses special concert formats as well as a richly varied, age-based program aimed at young people, including the very youngest listeners. Through family performances, for example, in which all age levels get their money’s worth – from grandchildren to grandma.

If you would like to receive the flyer with our children and family programme in the future, please register at this link. 

When purchasing a ticket for selected events, adults will receive two free tickets of the same value to bring their young companions (children, grandchildren ...) to the concert for free.


Grade School Students

Young, Kinder im Konzert © Stefan Deuber/Lucerne Festival
Young, Kinder im Konzert © Stefan Deuber/Lucerne Festival

Offers for Elementary School Students

Lucerne Festival is committed to young students. And so we offer additional events for primary school students to which groups and classes have free admission.

Offers for High School Students

High school classes are cordially welcome at all Lucerne Festival symphony concerts. If you would like to experience a world-class orchestra in the famous KKL Luzern concert hall with young listeners, then please do not hesitate to contact us. For grade school classes we charge a fee of CHF 20 per ticket as a contribution for expenses.

Even if you would like to have a special preparatory event for the concert or an encounter with musicians, we'll find the right special offer for you! In addition every year we offer concert formats specially aimed at high school students.

Another special offer: every summer young soloists in the "Debut" series visit young students at their school. They introduce themselves and their talents in moderated concerts lasting 45 minutes.


Christiane Weber

Director of the Artistic Office


Lucerne Festival © Stefan Deuber/Lucerne Festival
Lucerne Festival © Stefan Deuber/Lucerne Festival

Discounted Tickets

School and university students, vocational school students, and members of the JTC up to the age of 29 can purchase a ticket for the selected concerts in advance at a reduced price with the promotional code. Appropriate proof of student status/JTC membership will be verified at the entrance to the Concert Hall.

Promotional Code: 23MS7WG

Purchase at the ticket office

Tickets can be purchased at a reduced price from the ticket office from 2pm on the day of the event (subject to availability).
For events at off-site venues, tickets can be purchased for cash from 1 hour before the start of the event (subject to availability).

Become a "Scout" at Lucerne Festival

Do you enjoy going to concerts? Are you active on social media? If so, would you be interested in being able to attend selected Lucerne Festival concerts and posting here about your concert experiences and Lucerne Festival?

If this interests you, please contact Anna-Barbara Rothen.

WhatsApp news and Newsletter

What’s on at the Festival for primary, secondary, and university and vocational students? Use our WhatsApp News feature to be informed up to date. How does it work? Simply add a contact for our number +41 (0)79 385 36 53 and send the message “Start” using WhatsApp.

During the Festival season we keep you up to date about ticket availability at the box office through our weekly newsletter. To subscribe to this free newsletter, please register at this link.

Are you into music — and do you especially enjoy going to concerts with people like yourself? Would you like to delve deeper into the world of classical music, take a peek behind the scenes, and share your experiences with other music lovers? Then join up with the Young Friends of Lucerne Festival!

Read more about young friends