Planning to attend a Bellingham Symphony Orchestra concert? We want to help you orchestrate the perfect experience.
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!
For general information about our season and concerts please see our Events Page.
Due to limited box office availability, we encourage our patrons to take advantage of the Mount Baker Theatre website to order tickets.
The Mount Baker Theatre Box Office is open for in-person and phone orders Monday through Friday from 10:00AM – 2:00PM 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 or call (360) 734-6080.
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 www.mountbakertheatre.com.
Street parking is available for free on Sundays and after 6PM on weekdays and Saturdays. Concert-goers may also park at no cost in the nearby Commercial Street Parking Garage on Sundays and after 6PM on weekdays and Saturdays. The Commercial Street Parking Garage has accessible access with an elevator to floors 2 through 5.
For our concerts at the Mount Baker Theatre, doors to the lobby open at 2PM.
The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra is your community’s orchestra. We encourage anyone attending our events to wear what they feel comfortable wearing.
Most BSO concerts (not including Holiday Magic!) are accompanied by a pre-concert lecture about the program. These lectures are free for ticket-holders, but seating is limited, so be sure to arrive when doors open at 2PM. Lectures begin at 2:15PM.
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Running late? Ushers will guide you to your seat at a suitable break in the performance. Please note: for pieces without breaks between movements, late seating will not be permitted.
In the case of a weather emergency, all ticketholders will be contacted in advance of the scheduled concert start time with updates regarding the performance and, in the event of a cancellation, information for ticketholders regarding ticket exchange options.
Wonderful! You know your children best. We encourage you to use your best judgment in deciding whether or not to bring young children to a performance. Concerts can be a challenging setting for younger children—they can be long, the space is dark, and there isn't room to move around.
Bringing young people to the concert hall is a wonderful way to introduce them to orchestral music and live performance, but we know it can be daunting.
Here are a few quick tips from our staff to help for a smoother experience:
Not sure your kiddos are ready for the full concert experience? Good news! Our Classical Kids Club is a fun option for children under the age of 12, which includes invitations to the more casual dress rehearsals (featuring fun activities) and discounted tickets to the concerts when the kids are ready to attend. To learn more about the Classical Kids Club, please click the link above.
This is a live performance, so for the enjoyment of all our patrons, we ask that during the performance 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.
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!