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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. 

Return to Verizon Hall with Confidence

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

  • The Kimmel Cultural Campus requires that all patrons 12 years of age and older provide proof of full vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events, including Orchestra performances at the Kimmel Center and Academy of Music. Audience members between the ages of 5-11 who are fully vaccinated may provide proof of full vaccination for entry.
  • A physical copy, photo or digital copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card will be required for entry into Kimmel Cultural Campus buildings. Patrons 18 years of age and older will also need to show a photo ID. Anyone leaving an event will need to go through the vaccination check point again for re-entry.
  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children under 12 will be required to show a negative test result. While rapid tests (taken within 48 hours of event) are accepted, PCR tests are preferred (taken within 72 hours of event). Official lab results are required and home tests will not be accepted. Audience members between the ages of 5-11 are encouraged to be fully vaccinated.
  • All patrons are required to wear masks inside the venue at all times (except when consuming food or beverage). Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.

Vaccination check points are located outside of all Kimmel Cultural Campus venues. Patrons will be allowed into the venues once their vaccine card or photo of their vaccine card has been presented to our security personnel. Please allow extra time for this process.

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The Kimmel Cultural Campus is currently working on a plan of action to implement this mandate. Policies are subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage audiences to visit the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Safe and Clean Commitment page for more information. This policy is subject to change and will be posted on this page, and on

Your safety and the safety of our musicians and staff is our top priority. With our partners at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Penn Medicine, and local health authorities, we will continue to respond and adapt appropriately. We will continue to update this section with the most up-to-date information.

In alignment with public health guidelines as of June 23, 2021, seating in Verizon Hall will be open at full capacity for all fall 2021 performances.

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. PreConcert Lectures will be presented digitally and will be accessible before and after performances.