For Schools and Teachers:

To ensure that Celebrity Series performances reach the widest possible audience, the Celebrity Series developed Take Your Seat to make performance tickets available to Boston public schools and Neighborhood Arts community partners at no charge for select concerts, and at the significantly reduced price of $10 per ticket for others. The program welcomes children in grades K-12 and college students to performances at Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall, Wang Theatre, and other venues. The goal of the program is to break down barriers that limit access to the performing arts, including financial need, physical disability, or other concerns. Take Your Seat makes available over 4,000 free and discounted tickets annually.

Our goals are to:

  • REACH INDIVIDUALS who have not attended a world-class music or dance performance in the past;
  • WORK WITH LOCAL SCHOOLS to make arts enrichment opportunities available to students;
  • PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS to promote the performing arts in traditionally underserved neighborhoods of Boston.
  Take Your Seat listing
For 2017-2018, Take Your Seat will feature programs including a variety of world renowned artists such as:

  • Hudson: Celebrate Jack’s 75th
  • Quatuor Mosaïques
  • Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia with Martha Argerich, piano soloist
  • Ludovico Einaudi, Essentially Einaudi
  • Pilobolus Dance Theater
  • Christian McBride’s New Jawn
  • Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra: Eddie at 80
  • St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig
  • Canadian Brass
  • What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and NEC Chamber Orchestra
  • Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell’s Lincoln Legacy
  • Jeremy Denk, piano and Stefan Jackiw, violin
  • Grupo Corpo
  • Compagnie Accrorap
  • eighth blackbird
  • Avi Avital with the Assad Brothers
  • Chucho Valdes and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Trance
  • Circa “S,”
  • What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and Jessica Rivera
  • Anat Cohen Tentet and Ben Wendel Seasons Group
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Takács String Quartet
  • Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band
  • Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens
  • Maurizio Pollini, piano
  • Company Wayne McGregor
  • Body Music
  • Joshua Redman and Brooklyn Rider
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Celebrity Series welcomes people of all abilities to performances and programs. Please contact the Robin Baker, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, at 617-598-3225 or rb@celebrityseries.org regarding any special needs for accommodations for Arts for All! programs and events.


  ROBIN BAKER, Senior Manager of Community Engagement
Celebrity Series of Boston

20 Park Plaza, Suite 1032

Boston, MA 02116

T: (617) 598-3225

F: (617) 598-3291


Support for Take Your Seat is provided by First Republic Bank and other generous supporters.

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