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Planning your experience

What to wear

You can dress up or not, it is really up to you. At any given indoor concert, you’ll see people wearing everything from jeans to sequins. The outdoor Prom is extra-casual; depending on the weather, thongs, sunnies and hats might be the order of the day.

When to arrive

It is a good idea to arrive at least 30 minutes before the concert begins. Then you will have plenty of time to park, collect your tickets if necessary, meet friends and have a drink, get seated in the hall, read your concert program and relax as you prepare to immerse yourself  in the music!

Cloaking (Llewellyn Hall)

Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the complimentary cloaking service available in the ground floor foyer. Coats, umbrellas and large bags can be securely stored there during the concert.

Concert Programs (Llewellyn Hall)

CSO subscribers receive free concert programs. Other patrons may purchase their programs for $5 from the program sellers positioned in the foyers on ground floor and Level 4.

Pre-concert talks

If you would like to understand the story behind the music you are about to hear, free pre-concert talks are held prior to each of the four ActewAGL Llewellyn Series concerts. These informal talks take place from 6.45pm to 7pm in Llewellyn Hall. Just show your concert ticket to gain admittance.

Interval (Llewellyn Hall)

Generally, Llewellyn Hall concerts include a 20 minute interval during which many patrons like to enjoy a drink and nibbles from the venue bars in the ground floor foyer and Level 4. Drinks and food are not allowed into the Hall. To save time, you can pre-order your drinks and snacks from the bars prior to the beginning of the concert and they will be ready for you collect at interval.

Phones and cameras

Please double check that you have silenced your phone once you take your seat at the concert—you really don’t want to be that person whose phone goes off during the concert!

Recording of CSO concerts is not permitted.

Llewellyn Hall

Photography and film in the main foyers are permitted.

Portrait Gallery

Visitors to the exhibition in the gallery are permitted to take photographs for personal, non-commercial use.

Monster Salon and Dining Rooms

Photographs and footage are permitted for non-commercial use.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about your concert with the CSO, or would like to sign up to receive our free quarterly newsletter which has exclusive stories and special offers for CSO customers, call CSO Direct 02 6262 6772, weekdays 10am–3pm.