We are so excited to welcome you for the 2021-2022 season by your Detroit Symphony Orchestra!

The DSO is committed to the health and well-being of our patrons, musicians, and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Our safety policies include mask and vaccine or test requirements for all guests and contactless e-ticketing. See below for more details.

Can't make it to a concert or prefer to join us remotely? Check out our digital offerings including free Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts and live pay-per-view Paradise Jazz Series performances on DSO Digital Concerts. 


The DSO currently requires the following to enter the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, and other performance venues unless otherwise stated: 

  • 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. With all three, it must be two weeks since your final dose (2nd dose for Pfizer and Moderna; 1st dose for 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 5 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. 

These protocols will remain in place until community transmission rates no longer require them. Orchestra Hall is currently operating at full audience capacity in the 2021-2022 season.

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.

For additional safety, we have also instituted contactless e-ticketing. 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.