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Our promise to you is to create a safe and comfortable environment to once again enjoy Your Philadelphia Orchestra–live and in person–in Verizon Hall.

With our partners at the Kimmel Center, we will follow the City and Commonwealth guidelines including increased use of disinfectants, enhanced ventilation, and the enforcement of all health authority guidelines.

Your safety and the safety of our musicians and staff is our top priority. We will continue to update this section with the most up-to-date information. Learn more about the Kimmel Center’s commitment to a safe and clean environment here

A Socially Distant Hall
While we can’t control the uncertainties of the pandemic, we can create a safe and comfortable return for you to Verizon Hall.

To accommodate current public health guidelines, seating in Verizon Hall has been adapted to a limited capacity with socially distant parameters. Features include “pod” seating configurations of two seats (with a few three- and four-seat pods) throughout the hall.

As conditions evolve, so will our seating options! Social distancing applies to members of the Orchestra as well, and in order to keep the musicians safe, we have installed a temporary stage extension that stretches out over the first 12 rows of the Orchestra section.

A New Concert Experience
This time away from live performances has given us room to think more deeply about the ways in which we present concerts. As a result, our fall concerts will reflect a gentle break from some of the traditions of the past. 

For instance, the Orchestra musicians will be dressed in contemporary all-black attire. Concerts will be shorter and without intermission to accommodate for safety. Concerts will also feature a greater use of video and lighting for the enhancement and enjoyment of the music.