Here are some frequently asked questions about Colorado Symphony concerts that are intended to help make your visit fun, memorable, and stress-free. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Box Office at (303) 623-7876. We might even add your inquiry to this list!
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Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final. No refunds. Verify all information (title, date, time, seat selection, etc.) before purchasing tickets. Please Note: All ticket exchange requests must be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled performance. Requests made inside of 24 hours before or anytime after your scheduled performance will not be eligible for on-account credit, exchange, or refund.
Subscribers may exchange tickets free of charge — one of the many subscriber benefits! Single-ticket holders may exchange for an additional fee ($5 per ticket). You may exchange tickets online, in person, or by phone for another performance within the same season, or receive on-account credit*. There is an additional cost if seating upgrades apply, and all exchange requests are subject to availability. You may also donate your tickets back to the Colorado Symphony and receive a donation receipt.
*PLEASE NOTE: All on-account credit from the 2023/24 must be used during the 2023/24 Season, ending with An Alpine Symphony in May 2024. All unused on-account credit will be converted into a tax-deductible donation to the Colorado Symphony on July 1st, 2024.
Concert Cancellations & Postponements
In the event that a concert is cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled ticket holders will be contacted via email with new event information (or ticket return instructions) as soon as possible. Unless notified otherwise, your tickets will be valid for the new event date. If you are unable to attend the new event date a refund will be issued upon request.
Please Note: Ticket service fees cover the cost of selling a ticket and are non-refundable.
Ticketing Terms & Conditions
By submitting your order you agree to these terms and conditions, which apply to all ticket orders facilitated by the Colorado Symphony Box Office. Service fees apply to all ticket purchases. Performances in city-owned venues (like Boettcher Concert Hall) include a 10% Facilities Development Admissions Tax (Seat Tax) will be added, per ticket. This tax is assessed by the City & County of Denver.
Tickets purchased from a source other than Colorado Symphony may be lost, stolen, fake, or otherwise violate our terms or policies. Such tickets will not be honored.
The Colorado Symphony does not guarantee the authenticity of tickets purchased from any third party reseller (such as brokers or individuals). tickets.coloradosymphony.org is the official online ticketing provider for the Colorado Symphony.
Tickets may not be resold for more than face value. Colorado Symphony reserves the right to not sell a ticket to any person or organization if we have knowledge or reason to believe that the purchase is for resale above face value or would otherwise violate the Colorado Symphony terms, conditions, and policies. Ticket purchasers who are identified as having violated the terms, conditions, or policies or having purchased with the intent to violate the terms, conditions, and policies may have their accounts closed, tickets revoked, admission refused, delivery method change, and/or future purchases refused.
Please Note: All large subscriptions with eight (8) or more seats need to be approved by the Colorado Symphony. If not approved, the subscription will be refunded in full and future subscriptions of the same type will automatically be canceled.
If you received on-account credit for a ticket return or exchange, you may use this credit through June 30th of the concert season in which it was given. Credit from the 2023/24 Season may only be used for concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall through 6/30/2024. After this date, all unused on-account credit will be converted into a tax-deductible donation to the Colorado Symphony.
To use your credit towards a purchase, please contact the Box Office at (303) 623-7876. On-account credit cannot be used for online purchases.
Colorado Symphony tickets are now available within the My Upcoming Events section of your Account at coloradosymphony.org. Step-by-step instructions on how to access these tickets is below.
Prices vary based on the concert. The base ticket price for most concerts in the 2023/24 Season are $15, $35, $63.50, $82, and $103. Family concerts are $10 for children and $27 for adults. Service fees and seat tax apply to all ticket purchases.
Ticket prices may increase, based on demand, as the concert date approaches. By purchasing early, you will get the best price and the best seat selection.
There are several ways to save money on ticket prices, and the quickest and easiest way is to sign up for eNotes — the Colorado Symphony weekly newsletter which gives you first access to what’s going on at the Symphony, including featured events and special discounts and promotions. Additionally, save on ticket prices by becoming a subscriber, or bring a group and receive a group discount. We also offer ticket discounts for children, students, teachers, and military personnel.
The Colorado Symphony is dedicated to providing our patrons with the best possible experience. With this in mind, all of our ticketing is managed by our own in-house box office.
The cost of your ticket goes towards the production and performance of Colorado Symphony concerts. However, ticket sales only cover half of what it costs to bring you the best live symphonic music in Colorado.
The service fee covers the cost of selling the actual tickets. These costs include, but are not limited to:
- Wages for our Patron Services staff
- Ticket stock, envelopes, and postage for mailed tickets
- E-mail service to deliver tickets electronically
- Credit card fees
- Fees to license our ticketing software
- Servers to host the ticketing platform
An 18% service fee is applied to online and phone sales and is proportionate to the ticket price. The service fee is lowered to 10% when buying in person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office. Ticket service fees are non-refundable.
For transparency to our patrons, we do not include the ticket fees in our base ticket price.
Anyone charging an admission fee for an event held on property that is owned or leased by the City and County of Denver must collect a Facilities Development Admissions Tax of 10% of the price of each admission and remit these taxes to the Denver Department of Revenue. This tax is commonly referred to as a “City seat tax” or “seat tax.” This tax applies to your Colorado Symphony ticket because we rent Boettcher Concert Hall from the City and County of Denver.
Yes! Gift certificates may be purchased in any amount and we will even include a special message to the recipient. To purchase a gift certificate use the link below or call the Box Office at 303.623.7876.
If you have lost or misplaced your tickets to a concert, please contact the Box Office. The Patron Services Team will resend your tickets or print and hold them at will call to be picked up prior to the concert. Additionally, digital tickets are available 2-hours before your event in the My Upcoming Events section of your Colorado Symphony Account.
If you did not purchase your tickets from the Colorado Symphony Box Office or via coloradosymphony.org we cannot replace your tickets or guarantee the validity of the tickets or that you were not overcharged.
The Colorado Symphony is pleased to consider ticket donation requests from other non-profit organizations for their fundraising events. While we would like to grant all donation requests, we are simply unable to fulfill them all due to the high volume that we receive. To request ticket donation, please complete and submit the form at the link below.
Before You Go
Patrons are strongly encouraged to arrive early to factor in downtown traffic, parking, security, and getting to your seats before the performance begins. Be sure to check your email prior to heading to the venue, you will receive a reminder email containing important information related to your show several days before the performance.
Your Colorado Symphony is committed to providing an accessible, enjoyable concert experience for all.
Kids of all ages will enjoy our Family Series, education concerts, and many of our Symphony Pops, Holiday, and Summer concerts. All children require a ticket regardless of age, and child tickets are $10 (+ fees & taxes). Classics concerts tend to be between 2 and 3 hours. Please consider this when deciding whether or not to bring your child. If your child is disturbing other patrons, an usher may ask you to take your child into the lobby for the remainder of the performance, without refund.
We rarely cancel a concert due to inclement weather, but when this occurs we will send a direct e-mail notification to all ticket holders. Be sure your e-mail address is up-to-date in our system by reviewing your Account Info within your Colorado Symphony Account or call the Box Office at 303.623.7876.
Updates, cancellations, or changes will also be posted on coloradosymphony.org and on the event listing for the concert.
Contrary to what many people think, formal attire like tuxedos and evening gowns are not required. They aren’t even the norm! Most concert-goers wear business or cocktail attire, but you’ll see everything from jeans and t-shirts to suits and ties. The name of the game is comfort.
First and foremost, we want you to enjoy the music!
YES! We love when our patrons dress up, especially for concerts like Halloween Spooktacular! and Movie at the Symphony performances. However, please follow the guidelines put in place by the City of Denver, who operates Boettcher Concert Hall.
Patrons are allowed to wear costumes that comply with the following stipulations:
- NO real, simulated, or perceived weapons will be permitted. Security personnel reserve the final decision authority on what is considered a weapon.
- NO realistic military, police, fireman, or security costumes will be permitted. Security personnel reserve the final decision authority on what is considered realistic.
- NO items that could be transferred onto the seats or other patrons clothing, i.e. excessive fake blood, make-up, or face paint, glitter, etc.
- NO items that would obstruct another patron’s view and sightline to the stage.
- NO bulky costumes or costume items that would obstruct the aisles.
Costumed patrons consent to searches of their person, which may include pat downs.
Items identified on or under costumes that could pose a potential security or safety concern must be stored away from Boettcher Concert Hall; these items will NOT be permitted to be checked into the coat check. Security personnel reserve the final decision authority on what is considered a security or safety concern. All patrons must consent to a visual search of bags, purses, or backpacks. No such item larger than 12” wide and/or 12” tall and/or 12” thick will be allowed in the house of the theatre. These items will be allowed to be checked into the coat check. All patrons are encouraged to arrive early to accommodate these additional security measures to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.
For the comfort and enjoyment of our musicians and patrons, late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager and takes place during pauses in the program. The ushers will let you know when you may enter the hall. They may seat you in an area other than your ticketed seat so as to not disturb other patrons, and you may take your ticketed seat during intermission.
Applause is usually reserved for the end of the final movement of a piece, after the conductor has signaled the end of the final note with his or her baton or hand. During many pieces of music, there is a short, silent pause between each movement. You can determine how many movements there are in a piece, and how many silent pauses there will be, by looking at your program — the movements in each piece will be listed there. Holding applause between movements is considered respectful of the performers’ concentration and mindful of musical continuity.
We ask that you please silence your cell phones and refrain from talking or texting on them during performances. Flash photography is prohibited at all times.
Unless the conductor is off of the podium, we ask that you please refrain from taking any photos or video during all concerts in the Classics Series. During any other concert series you may take cell phone pictures without a flash and may record short videos with your phone.
Please be courteous to your fellow concert-goers and be aware that if at any time your cell phone/camera use becomes a distraction to others, an usher may ask you to stop.
Audio or video recording devices, GoPros, professional cameras, or cameras with removable lenses are not allowed inside Boettcher Concert Hall.
You are welcome to bring drinks purchased at one of the bars into all concerts. Food is not allowed in the Hall, including food purchased in the Lobby. Please be courteous to your fellow concertgoers while consuming your beverages so as not to disrupt the concert.
For a complete list of permitted and prohibited items at Boettcher Concert Hall, please visit the Arts Complex website.
Here’s what you might need to know about bringing a breast pump into Boettcher Concert Hall:
- The pump might set off the security screening technology. You will simply be asked to step over to a table and have the bag checked. After the bag check, the team will wand you and you will be all set for entry! This process takes about 45 seconds.
- You will likely need to check your cooler bag with the pump inside at coat check. For safety reasons, we can’t allow larger bags into the Hall.
- Coat check is staffed for the entirety of the concert so you are able to access your items whenever needed. Just hang on to that ticket you will be given when you check the bag in.
- There is no way to refrigerate the expressed milk in the venue. Please make sure you have a way to moderate the temperature of the milk contained in the bag.
Program length varies, but a typical performance lasts about two hours, including one 20 minute intermission.
Most Family concerts are about 90 minutes long, with no intermission.