Where Should I Park And How Much Does It Cost? An event parking fee of $10 per car is required by Sonoma State University. Single ticket buyers will pay on arrival. The Symphony plans to offer pre-paid parking passes for our full series subscribers. $56 for the 7-concert Classical Series and $24 for the 3-concert Family Concerts Series. Parking passes are not valid for special events and additional concerts. Fees to be paid on arrival for Discovery Rehearsal and Youth Orchestra concerts will be $5 per car.
May I Take Pictures During The Concert? Cameras as well as other recording devices can create major distractions for the musicians and audience members around you. As a result, no still, video cameras or tape recorders of any kind are permitted.
What If I Have To Cough? In an effort to help reduce distracting noises and enhance the concert-going experience, the Santa Rosa Symphony provides complimentary cough suppressant tablets to patrons, subject to availability. Please ask an usher if you would like one.
When Do Performances Start And End? SRS performances vary in length depending on the program but are generally 2 hours which includes a 20 minute intermission. If there is an intermission, it will be noted in your program book. If you step outside the building during intermission, please be sure to have your ticket stub with you for reentry. For exact timings please call the patron services office at (707) 546-8742 or email us.
When Is It Appropriate To Applaud? The audience will applaud to welcome the conductor when he or she walks out onto the stage. In most works performed at SRS, a movement is a large division of a larger composition or musical form. For example, symphonies are typically divided into four movements and concertos into three. It is appropriate to clap after the final movement of an entire work. If you're still not sure, you can always wait for the rest of the audience to clap before applauding. Another good sign is when the conductor either turns around or steps off the podium (the elevated "box" he or she stands on).
What Are Concert Conversations? Concert Conversations are relaxed, informative 30-minute discussions with the conductor and begin one hour prior to each subscription series concert. These talks provide an insightful and entertaining introduction to the music, composers and guest artists. They are FREE, before subscription concerts in the Main Theater, Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., Mondays at 7 p.m.
Can I Bring Children To The Symphony? Attending the symphony as a family is a great way to spend time together, but since live music is appreciated in a quiet environment and concerts tend to be too long for children we recommend attending the Discovery Rehearsal Concert.
The Discovery Rehearsals are the final dress rehearsal on the Saturday of a performance weekend, beginning at 2 pm. While we do not have a policy forbidding children from attending regular subscription performances, we do ask that your child be well behaved in order to not disrupt the performance.
I Missed The Concert. Do You Have A Recording? Santa Rosa Symphony subscription performances are broadcast on local public radio KRCB 90.9 FM/91.1 FM and also on Marin Cable 95.7 FM at noon on the second Sunday following concert weekends. Visit our Concert Broadcast schedule page for more information.
Can I Bring My Cellular Phone? Cell phones, pagers, watches and other electronic devices that cause noise are not permitted in the theater. Please be courteous to our musicians and your fellow audience members and turn off any electronic devices prior to entering the theater.
What If I Am Late? As
a courtesy to the performers and the audience, latecomers will not be
seated until the earliest appropriate program break, at the discretion
of management. Please wait at the door nearest your seat and an usher
will escort you at the appropriate break in the performance.
Beverages: Wine, soft drinks, coffee, tea and water are sold in the lobby before the performance and during intermission at the Classical Series. See's candy is also available and all proceeds benefit the Santa Rosa Symphony youth ensembles. Food and beverage is not permitted in the theater at any time.
1st Stop: Pickup at Healdsburg Park & Ride at 1:15 p.m. (Healdsburg Ave/Grant Ave, just northeast of Hwy 101) Bus departs at 1:30 p.m.
2nd Stop: Santa Rosa Park & Ride (Hwy 12 and Brookwood Ave, under freeway between Vets Bldg. on one side and Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the other. Bus will stop near the cross walk area which is about mid-way east/west in the parking lot) Pickup 2:00 p.m. Bus departs 2:15 p.m.
Healdsburg/Santa Rosa Bus Monday
1st Stop: Pickup at Healdsburg Park & Ride at 6:00 p.m. (Healdsburg Ave/Grant Ave, just northeast of Hwy 101) Bus departs at 6:15 p.m.
2nd Stop: Santa Rosa Park & Ride (Hwy 12 and Brookwood Ave, under freeway between Vets Bldg. on one side and Sonoma County Fairgrounds on the other. Bus will stop near the cross walk area which is about mid-way east/west in the parking lot) Pickup approx. 6:35 p.m. Bus departs at 6:45 p.m.
The Santa Rosa Symphony proudly presents these transportation options in partnership with Pure Luxury Transportation, First Community Bank and American River Bank.
Still Have Questions?
E-mail us at or call (707) 546-8742.