Field Trips

Take your students on a trip to the Old Town School of Folk Music, where artists present music and dance from around the world. Our summer Field Trips are also available to the general public or summer camp groups.


Browse the performance listing and contact the Old Town School at 773.728.6000. Field Trip Coordinator Raul Fernandez is available for questions or concerns at 773.751.3444.

Field Trips take place in the Gary & Laura Maurer Concert Hall located in our 4544 North Lincoln Avenue location. The concert hall seats 400. 340 seats are available to the general public or summer camp groups.

Time & Duration

School-year field trips start at 10:30 AM and last 45-60 minutes. Summer field trips are all held on Fridays at 11:15 AM and last 45-60 minutes.


$6.00 per seat, $5.00 for 100 or more reservations. Tickets are by reservation only. For every 10 tickets purchased, receive one free ticket for chaperones. (Transportation is not provided by the Old Town School, nor included in the price of tickets.)

Payment & Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase price, or a purchase order, must be received at least two weeks prior to the performance date. The total amount is due on or before the performance date. Failure to provide timely payment will result in the cancellation of your reservation.

Please note: Shows are subject to cancellation. In the event of show cancellation, schools with reservations will be notified and given a prompt refund.

Field Trips

State Goals

Old Town School field trips complement one or more of the following Illinois State Board of Education State Goals and Chicago Academic Standards:

Fine Arts

  • State Goal 25: Know the language of the Arts.
  • State Goal 27: Understand the role of the Arts in civilizations, past and present.

Social Sciences

  • State Goal 16: Understand and analyze events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
  • State Goal 17: Demonstrate knowledge of world geography, as well as an understanding of the effects of geography on society, with an emphasis on the United States.
  • State Goal 18: Understand, analyze and compare social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.

Our Board of Education Vendor No. is 28983

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