Live Music Safely: Our Commitment to You

Updated January 4, 2022

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra requires audience members 5 and older to be fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test to attend all SLSO concerts. Guests 4 and younger can attend without proof of negative test or vaccination if masked during their entire visit. Per City of St. Louis guidelines, masks are required for all patrons at Powell Hall and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

The entire SLSO family, including musicians, guest artists, staff, volunteers, ushers, and bartenders, is also required to be fully vaccinated. We have implemented these policies in consultation with public health officials, in collaboration with many in 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. 

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. 

What to Expect 

Vaccinations Required  

All patrons ages 5 and older are required to show proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination upon arrival at Powell Hall. Adults will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card.  


Negative COVID-19 test

Unvaccinated patrons ages 5 and older 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.

Click here for more information on free COVID testing in Grand Center.


Face Masks Required 

Patrons are required to wear approved face coverings as required by the City of St. Louis, including while seated during the performance. 

Concession services are currently suspended and no food or drink is allowed in the auditorium, foyer or lobby spaces at this time.



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.