We are so excited to be able to welcome you back for the 2021-2022 season by your Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Our safety policies have recently changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. See below for more details. In addition to options to attend concerts in-person, many programs will be available to watch remotely for free with our new season of Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts.  

The DSO is committed to the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff. Starting September 18, the DSO will require the following to enter the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center: 

  • All guests must provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test upon entry.

  • Accepted vaccines are those currently approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

  • Negative test results must be from either a PCR test taken within 48 hours of your performance time, or from an antigen test – also known as a rapid test –  taken within 6 hours of your performance time. You can find a list of MDHHS COVID-19 testing sites here.

  • We recommend using the Clear app, available for both Apple and Android devices, to store your vaccine or test results and to present them to our staff upon entry. You may also present a physical copy or digital image stored on your phone. Please have this ready to show before you reach the first set of doors.

  • Children under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible for vaccination will be admitted to the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time or 6-hour antigen test.
  • Guests must also wear a mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status. 

The new protocols give the DSO the opportunity to safely bring back as many people as possible to indoor concerts and will remain in place until community transmission rates no longer require them. Orchestra Hall will operate at full audience capacity when the 2021-2022 season begins.

The DSO continues to follow recommendations on indoor gatherings and preventing the spread of COVID-19 by health experts including those from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).

Similar vaccine and mask policies are in place for DSO staff and musicians including guest artists. Policies will be regularly assessed and are subject to change.

We have also instituted contactless e-ticketing this season to add another layer of safety. You will be asked to present the barcode for your e-tickets at the second entry point – after you present your vaccine or test results. Please see Ticket FAQ for more details.