“I believe in the SPAC Classical Kids Program and encourage it to continue so that our youth can have the opportunity to learn, appreciate, and love the arts.” 
– Participating School Music Teacher 

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Our flagship in-school program, Classical Kidsreaches thousands of elementary and middle school students in more than 50 schools within the greater Capital Region. The program brings professional dancers and musicians into schools for an interactive assembly that introduces students to their art forms, teaches them about an upcoming performance at SPAC, and offers each student a free ticket to a selected performance during SPAC’s summer classical season. All students that complete the program receive a free Student Lawn Pass. 


A Student Lawn Pass grants the student, and an accompanying adult, free lawn admission to all ballet and orchestra performances at SPAC until their projected year of graduation from High School (excluding the annual Ballet Gala fundraiser). Please check our classical season calendar for scheduled dates and performance times. 

When using your pass, there is no need to visit the SPAC box office. Simply walk right up to an entry gate before a ballet or orchestra performance (specified above), show the gate attendants your pass, and they will admit you onto the SPAC grounds. 


What steps do I need to take in order to earn a Student Lawn Pass?
I participated in the in-school assembly and attended the summer performance at SPAC with my school. When and how do I receive my Student Lawn Pass?
My school does not participate in the Classical Kids program. Can I still participate?
I completed a permission slip and signed up for tickets to one of the SPAC performances. How do I receive my tickets for the performance?
I am a parent of a child participating in the Classical Kids program. Can I attend the SPAC performance with my child?

Interested in bringing Classical Kids to your school?

If you are a school teacher, principal, or administrator, and you’re interested in the Classical Kids program, please contact SPAC’s Education department aeducation@spac.orgby phone 518-584-9330, or fill out the form below. 

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