WHEN TO ARRIVE
It’s a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert begins. Allow plenty of time for parking. On arrival, enjoy a drink and grab a copy of rest, the CSO concert magazine.
WHAT TO WEAR
Dress up or keep it casual – whatever makes you feel comfortable!
In classical music, silence is important and can heighten the emotional experience. Generally, the audience applauds at the end of a work (not between individual movements). If it’s your first time, take cues from the people around you. Please refrain from talking during the performance.
Explore program notes, artist profiles and other content in rest, the CSO concert magazine. In 2022, rest will be complimentary at all CSO concerts (subject to availability).
Pre-concert talks are a great opportunity to learn more about the music and enhance your experience of the performance. Details of pre-concert talks will be made available via the CSO newsletter and online at cso.org.au in advance of performances.
Generally, the Summer Prom and concerts in Llewellyn Hall include a 20-minute interval. Concerts in other venues are shorter and run without interval.
If you arrive late, ushers will admit you to the performance at an appropriate break in the music. Late arrivals may not be seated in their designated seats.
PHONES AND CAMERAS
Please respect the performers and fellow concertgoers by turning your mobile phone off or switching it to silent mode. Photography and recording of any kind during the performance is strictly prohibited.
For more information, refer to our Terms and Conditions or contact CSO Direct via 02 6262 6772 (weekdays 10am–3pm).