School Concerts FAQ

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association is committed to creating a comfortable, enjoyable and safe environment for all and is looking forward to welcoming school groups to Symphony Center this season. For designated school performances, we are planning the following safety measures:

  • Face masks are welcome and strongly encouraged at Symphony Center.
    • Face coverings will be required at Symphony Center if the Chicago COVID-19 Community Risk Level is HIGH (Red) at the time of the performance. The current risk level is MEDIUM.
    • Symphony Center is a mask-friendly environment where everyone is expected to adhere to current venue requirements
  • Those who are not feeling well or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms should not come to Symphony Center. Symptoms may include, fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, and fatigue.
  • School group members are encouraged to sanitize their hands frequently while at Symphony Center, and follow other public health best practices, such as frequent hand washing.
  • Symphony Center has implemented enhanced cleaning procedures and has an air ventilation (HVAC) system that meets all CDC-recommended guidelines.

Learn more about what we are doing to make your visit to Symphony Center Safe and Sound.

During the 2022/23 season, tickets and transportation to CSO school concerts are FREE for CPS schools.


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