Live Music Safely: Our Commitment to You

Effective September 13, 2021

For more than 140 years, your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has been dedicated to enriching lives through the power of music. Your support makes that possible. Your health, safety, and well-being—and that of our musicians, staff, volunteers, and community—is our top priority.   

That is why, beginning September 13, 2021, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will require all audience members be fully vaccinated to attend all events at Powell Hall. All audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test: either a negative RT-PCR taken within 72 hours before the performance or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of the performance.  

The entire SLSO family, including musicians, guest artists, staff, volunteers, ushers, and bartenders, is also required to be fully vaccinated. We are implementing these policies in consultation with public health officials, in collaboration with many of our region’s arts community, and in response to patron feedback in order to keep you, our artists and staff, and community as safe as possible. 

These protocols are in effect September 13 through December 1, 2021, and will be reviewed regularly to follow the latest public health recommendations. 

Please visit this webpage for any updates before you attend your next concert. You can also contact Patron Services at if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of your SLSO. We look forward to welcoming you to Powell Hall soon. 

What to Expect

Vaccinations required  

All patrons are required to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival at Powell Hall. Guests will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card.  


Negative COVID-19 test

Children under 12 and unvaccinated patrons must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test: either a negative RT-PCR taken within 72 hours before the performance or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of the performance.  Self-administered tests will not be accepted. 


Face Masks Required 

All patrons are required to wear approved face coverings in Powell Hall, including while seated during the performance unless eating or drinking as required by the City of St. Louis. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided with a disposable mask. 


Enhanced Cleaning Procedures 

Powell Hall will be thoroughly sanitized prior to each performance, and sanitization of high-touch surfaces will continue throughout each performance. Stations with hand sanitizer and wipes will be available throughout the Hall.  


Hall Capacity 

Powell Hall is approved to be seated at full capacity. Social distancing is encouraged as much as possible in shared spaces. 


Concert Length  

All concerts will be performed at full length (two hours), including intermission, unless noted as hour-long in our concert listings.  


E-Tickets, Exchanges, and Returns

Tickets to all SLSO programs can be delivered electronically by email and are also available via the SLSO app for a touchless entry experience.  If you will not be fully vaccinated by your planned concert date, or if you aren’t feeling well, please call the Box Office. We’re happy to exchange your tickets for another performance, credit your account for future use, or offer you a full refund.