How to determine if your kid needs a ticket
How do you know if your young child needs a ticket when you're buying tickets for the rest of your group? It depends on the event and venue. According to the United Center's website, children under 36” (3ft) do not require a ticket to a Bulls or Blackhawks game but must remain on the lap of an accompanying adult for the entire game. The same goes with almost all professional sporting events. For concerts and special events, different rules may apply and the box office has the final say as to whether or not a child needs a ticket. For example, if you are going to an event that targets a child-age audience, for instance a Disney, Sesame Street, Sprout or Nickelodeon production, it's safe to say even a one-year old will need a ticket. If you're ever unsure as to whether or not your child needs a ticket, call the venue box office directly.
Basic children's entry policies:
Live Theatre: (Theatre District shows)Unless it's a kid's show, theaters strongly discourage bringing children under five years old into the theater and will not permit any babies whatsoever. Any person who disturbs the performance or other patrons will be asked to leave without a refund.
Children's Theatre shows: (Sesame Street shows, Disney shows, The Wiggles, etc.)Typically, children that have not yet had their first birthday will be allowed entry without a ticket as long as they are seated on an adult's lap the entire performance. All other children, regardless of age, require a ticket and his/her own seat. Again, the box office will have this information available if you are unsure of whether or not your child will be required to have a ticket.
Sporting Events and Concerts:As stated above, young children typically do not require a ticket if they are under a venue's specified height requirement and sit on the lap of an adult. If you want your child to have his or her own seat, you must purchase an additional ticket for the child. However, some concerts and special events have different requirements. Check the team/venue website or call the box office directly if you're uncertain. Questions? Call your guy at Gold Coast Tickets.
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