Each performance offers spirited and inspiring experiences that create perfect ambiances to each unique performance venue. The following information will help ensure that your visit and concert experience is enjoyable for you and all other concertgoers.
PBS evening performances generally begin at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening half an hour before. Afternoon performances begin at 3:00 p.m. with doors opening half an hour before. Performance times may vary, so please make sure to view the Concert Calendar page for specific performance times.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start of performance to provide enough time to use facilities, find seats, and prepare for the performance.
PBS recommends that concertgoers wear semi-formal attire.*
*semi-formal, elegant, and business attire required for Mar-A-Lago performances.
Late seating will take place between movements, pieces, or intermission.
During the Performance
When the performances begins, we ask that you don’t talk, whisper, sing, hum, or move personal belongings. Doing this will ensure an enjoyable and exciting experience for all concertgoers, patrons, and performers. Please also refrain from entering and exiting the hall while a performance is in progress. For any emergencies, please proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest ushers, who will be stationed at the entrance and exits, for assistance.
Please make sure to silence all cellular phones, beepers, watches, and all other electronic devices during symphony performances.
Please applaud only at the close of a full piece of music. The program will list all pieces being performed with their individual movements. The program notes can aid you in following the progress of the performance through each individual piece being played and determine the appropriate moments to applaud.
Intermissions occur during the halfway point of a performance, and last for approximately 15 minutes.
Camera and recording equipment are prohibited during symphony performances.
Smoking is prohibited during symphony performances in all venue locations.