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Planning to attend a Bellingham Symphony Orchestra concert? We want to help you orchestrate the perfect experience.

Concert Information

Whether you’re a first time symphony-goer or a long-time symphony supporter, we have a few tips to help you enjoy the experience!

Online Season FAQs

Click here for our Online Season FAQ page. For general information about our online season and concerts please see our Events Page.

When is the Box Office open?

The Mount Baker Theatre Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10:00AM – 6:00PM or until showtime on days with ticketed events. The Box Office opens two hours prior to our concerts. For more information, visit the Mount Baker Theatre website.

Where do the concerts take place?

Most BSO concerts take place in the Mount Baker Theatre, located at 104 North Commercial Street in the center of the  Arts District of Bellingham. For more information about visiting the Mount Baker Theatre, please visit the MBT website at

Where do I park for a concert?

Street parking is available for free on Saturdays & Sundays and after 5PM on weekdays. Concert-goers may also park at no cost in the nearby Commercial Street Parking Garage on Saturdays & Sundays and after 5PM on weekdays. The Commercial Street Parking Garage has accessible access with an elevator to floors 2 through 5.

What time does the Theatre open?

Building doors open 1 hour prior to the start of the concert. Doors to the Theatre open 30 minutes prior to the concert.

What do I wear to a BSO concert?

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is your community’s orchestra. We encourage anyone attending our events to wear what they feel comfortable wearing.

How do I learn more about the music?

Most BSO concerts (not including Holiday Magic!) are accompanied by a Pre-concert Lecture about the program given by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel. Pre-concert Lectures begin 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert and take place inside the Walton Theatre (to the left as you enter the building). These lectures are free for all ticket-holders, but they are quite popular and seats fill quickly, so please plan accordingly.

What if I am running late?

Running late? Ushers will guide you to your seat at a suitable break in the performance.

What if I have young children?

Wonderful! You may find our concerts are not an appropriate setting for younger children—they can be quite long, the space is dark, and there isn't any room to move around. Please use your best judgment in deciding whether or not to bring young children to a performance.

Good news! Our Classical Kids Club is a fun option for children under the age of 12. Members receive special invitations to our Dress Rehearsals, free concert tickets with  accompanying adult tickets, and educational activities for each program. Our Dress Rehearsals are a perfect option for kiddos who are too young to sit still through a full concert performance. We encourage the children to engage with the music at the Dress Rehearsals, and there is plenty of room for dancing in the aisles. Sign up for Classical Kids Club today!

Electronic Devices

This is a live performance, so, for the enjoyment of all our patrons, we ask that you please turn off or silence all cell phones or electronic devices, and refrain from texting. Please also make any necessary adjustments to listening devices, and keep in mind that photographs or recordings of any kind are not permitted.

Scent Advisory

Please be considerate of your fellow concertgoers when preparing for your evening out. The Mount Baker Theatre seats over 1500 people per event, so we ask that you please use fragrances sparingly prior to a performance to prevent breathing concerns among patrons with severe allergies and sensitivities. Thank you for understanding!