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Concertgoer Frequently Asked Questions

Ticketing information

I can't use my tickets. What should I do?

Click here to make changes to your current ticket(s).

If you are unable to use your tickets, you may exchange them for another concert or bank them for a future event (up to one hour prior to the performance). Changing dates, performances or seat locations may cause a difference in price. Past performances, complimentary tickets, group purchases of 10 or more tickets, events not presented by the Minnesota Orchestra and other select events are restricted from exchanges.

If you don't know which concert you'd like to exchange into, you can bank your tickets for use at a later date. Banked tickets expire each year on August 31. You will automatically be issued a tax-deductible contribution receipt for expired banked tickets.

You may also choose to turn back your tickets for a tax-deductible contribution (for the purchase value of the tickets not including fees) up to concert start time at no additional charge, or donate them to our sponsor a student program (will use the value of your tickets to send a student to a concert on your behalf). Past performances, complimentary tickets and events not presented by the Minnesota Orchestra are restricted from turnbacks and/or tax credit.

Single ticket buyers are subject to a $5 per-ticket exchange fee. There are no exchange fees for Subscribers with the exception of a $5 per-transaction fee applied to exchanges beginning seven days prior to the performance, as well as for exchanges into summer concerts prior to the last day of the regular concert season. Any remaining balance left over from a ticket exchange will be held for you as an exchange credit that you may use for future purchases during the season.

Easy Pass tickets are subject to a $5 per-transaction exchange fee once redeemed for a performance ticket. Unused Easy Passes expire one year after the date of purchase.

Can I make a payment online for a pre-existing ticket or series reservation?

Does the ticket price include service charges and fees?

Published prices include a non-discountable facility fee that ranges from $2-$5 per ticket. All facility fees are waived for students. For single ticket purchases, there are no service charges for in-person transactions. There is a $6 service charge per transaction for all phone, fax or mail orders. Save $1 by purchasing your tickets online or by having us e-mail your tickets. (This charge is waived for subscribers and group purchasers ordering by phone, mail or in person.) Subscription and Easy Pass packages are subject to a one-time $8 processing fee. A $5 fee applies to all subscription tickets distributed via postal mail or will call.

Are there special discounts for group ticket purchases?

Groups of 10 or more people receive up to 20% off regular single ticket prices on most performances. (Some exclusions apply.) $12 student and $29 senior group tickets are available for select performances.

Groups receive one free ticket for every 25 tickets purchased for most events. (Groups that purchase discounted student and senior group tickets are not eligible for free tickets.)

What are the payment and seating options for groups?

A deposit is not required to place a reservation. Payment is due six weeks prior to the concert selected. If you are not ready to confirm your order, you may continue to adjust your order with a 50% deposit. All payments must be received in full no later than two weeks prior to the event to avoid order cancellation. All past due orders will be charged a $25/week non-refundable fee unless a deposit is made. (Fee may not be applied to payment balance.) Online orders require full payment to process. There are no refunds or exchanges for group orders.

We will try our best to accommodate your seating requests, but sometimes it may be difficult to seat groups together depending upon availability. We seat our advance group orders prior to the general public on-sale. You may submit a reservation request at any time. You will receive an invoice by e-mail approximately two months prior to the performance. If you order during the season, we can discuss seat locations over the phone or via e-mail. Purchase your tickets online to secure your preferred seats immediately.

Tickets will be issued to the Group Leader upon receiving full payment. Online purchasers may print their tickets immediately or receive them via mail within 10 business days.

I want to bring my child to a concert. What do I need to know?

All concerts are open to children ages 6 and over when accompanied by an adult. Click here for a list of our most family-friendly concerts. Child prices, if available, may vary by concert and price section. Children of all ages are encouraged to join us for our Young People's Concerts.

With the purchase of most Classical subscription packages, you can add a Young Listener Package for $12 per concert. This is a perfect way to introduce your Young Listener (age 6-17) to thrilling music. Individual Young Listener tickets (age 6-17) are available to subscribers for select concerts and price sections for as low as $12 each.

All children, regardless of age, must have a ticket adjacent to an adult to enter the hall. Your child is permitted to sit on your lap as long as his/her head can fit underneath your chin. Taller children seated on a parent's/caregiver's lap can obstruct the view of other patrons.

Are there any discounts for students or seniors?

College students with a valid student ID are eligible to purchase a Create Your Own subscription package with prices starting at $36 (for 3 performances). Flexible vouchers (student Easy Tickets) are also available in packages of 4 or more vouchers. The vouchers can be exchanged for tickets throughout the season. Rush tickets to select performances are also available to high school and college students with a valid student ID. $12 student and $29 senior group tickets are available for select performances when 10 or more tickets are purchased.

How will my tickets and merchandise be delivered?

Tickets may be delivered via postal mail, e-mail or placed in Will Call for pickup in person.

Mail: Tickets and Easy Passes are generally mailed within 7–10 business days.

Will Call: Will Call tickets may be picked up during regular business hours at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office. If you choose to pick up your tickets at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, we recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the performance. All student tickets and $20-under-40 tickets will be held at Will Call and require one valid ID for each pair of tickets. Tickets purchased within 10 days of the performance will automatically be held at Will Call, unless you choose to print your tickets at home.

Print-at-Home: If you select Print-at-Home tickets, you will be sent an e-mail from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your tickets attached to the e-mail. Please print the attached ticket(s), ensure the barcode is clearly visible, and present to a ticket-taker at your event. All series tickets will be emailed unless otherwise requested. Print-at-Home is not available for student tickets, $20-under-40 tickets, or to events not held at Orchestra Hall; these tickets will be mailed or held in Will Call, according to the timeframes noted above. To ensure prompt ticket delivery by e-mail for Print-at-Home tickets, please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your safe sender list.

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Donation acknowledgments will be mailed within 10 business days.

Transportation vouchers and merchandise may be delivered via postal mail or placed in Will Call for pickup in person. Bus vouchers and merchandise items are generally mailed within 10 business days. If you choose to have your merchandise held at Will Call, please bring your order confirmation with you to pick up your purchase.

I lost my ticket. What should I do?

Lost tickets can be replaced by Ticket Services. Within 10 days of the concert date, tickets can be e-mailed or held at Will Call on the day of the performance for pick up in the Box Office. Tickets may also be reprinted at any time prior to the day of the performance at the Administrative Office during regular business hours. Tickets for events more than 10 days in the future can be mailed. Please note: a reprinted ticket will render the lost ticket invalid.

Can I view a seating chart for my performance?

All performances are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis unless otherwise noted. Click here for a detailed seating chart (pdf).

What if my concert is cancelled due to bad weather?

If a performance cancellation occurs due to weather or other conditions, announcements will be made on local radio and television stations as well as social media. Any cancellations will be noted on our website home page and event detail page at least three hours prior to a performance. In most cases, if Minneapolis Public Schools declare a snow or emergency day, our Young People's Concerts will be cancelled on the same day.

Additionally, we will make our best effort to inform all ticketed patrons via phone and e-mail as soon as possible. For best service, we ask that patrons make sure the Minnesota Orchestra has a current phone number and e-mail address on file. Should a concert cancellation occur, please hold on to your tickets, and we will contact you with options. The Minnesota Orchestra values your support and privacy. We will never sell or trade your e-mail address.

Online exchanges are available for your convenience.

Parking and directions

How do I get to Orchestra Hall and where do I park?

Where do coffee concert coach buses pick up?

Where should my group bus be parked during the concert?

Parking requests must be made at least three weeks in advance to ensure availability. Upon arrival, please instruct your bus driver to pull along the east side of Orchestra Hall along Marquette Avenue. A police officer will instruct your driver on where to park.

Young People’s Concerts: school bus parking is assumed. Attendees will receive a ticket by e-mail two weeks before the concert with specific bus parking instructions.

Amenities and services

Where can I find Accessibility information?

The Minnesota Orchestra strives to make its performances and venue accessible to all patrons. Click here for accessibility information.

What restaurants and hotels are nearby Orchestra Hall?

What food and drink is served at Orchestra Hall?

Safety and Security at Orchestra Hall

The safety of our guests and the security of our venue are top priorities for the Minnesota Orchestra and Orchestra Hall. Our trained staff has documented procedures in place for emergency situations, which are regularly reviewed, and professional security and emergency medical personnel are present at every Orchestra Hall performance.

In the interest of public safety, we will act to protect guests, employees and volunteers. We reserve the right to decline admittance or remove from the premises any individual loitering or acting in a suspicious manner. We reserve the right to decline admittance of any bag or package that may obstruct or hinder aisle passages or exit doors and/or that is deemed suspicious. Unattended bags or packages will be removed by security and are subject to search.

All public areas inside Orchestra Hall are smoke-free. Smoking (including electronic cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere in the lobby, the restrooms or on the outdoor terrace. Orchestra Hall bans guns on the premises.

If you have an emergency, or if you see inappropriate behavior or suspicious activity, please notify the nearest Orchestra Hall staff member immediately for assistance. In an emergency situation, please remain calm, listen to announcements and follow staff instructions. Be assured that we are making every effort to ensure the safety and enjoyment of guests at Orchestra Hall.

Minnesota Orchestra Costume Guidelines  

All Orchestra Hall event attendees – including adults – may dress in costume for designated events. Attendees in costume must follow these and other guidelines:

  • Costumes must be child/family friendly and may not be obstructive, offensive or violent.
  • For safety reasons masks are discouraged. Guest may wear masks if they do not cover entire face and/or obstruct vision. Eyes must be visible at all times.
  • Costumes should not drag on the ground.
  • Costumes should not contain sharp objects, pointed objects or materials that may accidentally strike another guest.
  • Costumes should not contain any pretend weapons which resemble or could easily be mistaken for an actual weapon.
  • Guests who do not adhere to these guidelines may be refused entry into the event unless costumes can be modified to meet the above standards.

Rush Tickets

Can I purchase Rush tickets for any performance?

Rush tickets are generally available for more than half the concerts we present. Sold-out performances, or those with limited seating, are not eligible. Check our website for upcoming concert availability or call Ticket Services on the day of the show to inquire about availability. Eligible concerts are updated on our website each month.

Can I select my Rush seat location?

Walk-up Rush seats are automatically assigned in the best available location at the time of your purchase. When purchasing online, you may select your own seats.

Online Student Rush seats may be selected from the online seating map by choosing “Student” instead of “Adult” for the ticket type (one valid student ID is required for each two tickets purchased).

There is a limit of four tickets per order and seating in the top-priced level is not available. If you are attending with a large group (10 or more people), we recommend contacting our Group Sales Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 612.371.5662.

How close to concert time can I order Rush tickets?

For eligible concerts, orders will be accepted online up to two hours prior to concert start time. We may restrict availability earlier based on seating capacity.

Walk-up Rush tickets go on sale beginning one hour prior to the concert (if available) in person at the Box Office. Call Ticket Services on the day of the show to inquire about availability.

After I have placed an order for Online Rush ticket(s), how will I receive my tickets?

Online Public Rush tickets will be emailed to the address you provide at the time of your order. To ensure prompt delivery of your tickets, please add This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to your safe senders list.

Online Student Rush tickets will be held for pick-up at the Box Office. You can pick up your ticket(s) beginning two hours prior to the performance. Bring your order confirmation, along with one valid Student ID for each two tickets purchased (required).

Can I pay for my Rush ticket with a check or gift card?

Online Rush tickets are an online-only offer; therefore you are required to use a credit card for purchase.

You may use cash, check, a credit card or a gift card to purchase Walk-up Rush (when available) at the Box Office beginning 1 hour prior to the show.

I bought my Rush ticket and missed the concert. Can I use it for a concert in the future?

All Rush tickets purchased online are considered a final sale. We do not offer refunds or exchanges on Rush tickets. There are no exceptions. If you find you cannot attend a concert, make sure to pass along your ticket(s) to a friend or contact us to turn back your tickets as a tax-deductible contribution!