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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

TICKETING

Dedicated to our mission of accessibility, tickets to most AYS concerts are pay-what-you-can, ensuring anyone can attend. If you can, consider giving $15 per ticket, or whatever value you place on AYS concerts. Your generosity makes it possible for us to support AYS musicians and present more incredible performances at low-cost to the community. Make your donation online when reserving your tickets.

We strongly recommend reserving tickets in advance! Upon making your reservation, your tickets will either be emailed (print-at-home), mailed, or held at will call, depending on what you selected when you made your reservation. If you don’t remember, check your original confirmation email.

 

At this time, we encourage all guests to use email and “touchless”ticketing options, to support the health and safety of all.  

 

Note: Reservations, seating assignments, and public health policies are subject to change.  AYS must follow guidelines set by venues and public health agencies. We will announce and email any changes, and do everything we can to provide an enjoyable, safe, live concert.

Emailed Tickets

Emailed Tickets can be scanned from your smartphone, or printed and presented at the door. Either way, please have them ready when you arrive. The tickets can be found attached to your original confirmation email, as a PDF document. If you can’t find your confirmation email, call the office at 310-470-2332 and we will be happy to resend it.

Will Call Tickets

Will Call tickets will be limited for the 2021/22 season. Please print your ticket at home or use a digital version of your ticket from your smartphone for entrance, to assist us in providing a “touchless” check-in process. Limited pre-concert assistance will be available at the AYS Member Table and a general Will Call table. 

Walk-Up Tickets

Unfortunately, AYS is not accepting walk-up tickets at this time due to COVID-19 safety procedures. Tickets to all concerts need to be reserved in advance, unless otherwise noted. Reserve tickets by visiting our 2021/22 season page. 

VENUE DIRECTIONS & PARKING

AYS Performs at two venues. Click the images below for more information on directions and parking at each venue.

UCLA's Royce Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

AYS is following guidelines from public health agencies and with our performance venues with regard to vaccination status and other precautions. Per UCLA’s Royce Hall, all audience members must show proof of vaccination or have a lab-based negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event, as well as wearing masks indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. In addition to COVID documents, ID is required in conjunction for all those age 18 or older.

 

This policy is subject to change at any time, in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines, as well as UCLA and venue policies. Check back here regularly and watch for emails on the current policy before scheduled concert dates.

CHILDREN

AYS is following guidelines from public health agencies and our performance venues with regard to vaccination status and other safety precautions. Per UCLA’s Royce Hall, all audience members must show proof of vaccination or have a negative lab-based COVID test within 72 hours of the event, as well as wearing masks indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. 

 

We realize that children under 12 are unable to be vaccinated right now, and must show proof of a lab-based negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event before entry. We wholeheartedly welcome music-lovers of all ages to our concerts whenever possible, but must also follow the public health safety regulations of our venues and jurisdictions.

LATE SEATING

For the sake of our musicians and your fellow concert attendees, we do not allow seating while music is being performed. Patrons who arrive after the music has begun will be able to watch and listen to the concert from the lobby screens until there is a break to allow seating. Please note that in the event of a late arrival, you may be unable to sit in your original seat.

CELL PHONES

AYS 2021/22 concert programs will be digital this season and easy to view on your smartphone. Visit specific concert pages to receive the link for the program book.

 

Please share your photos from AYS concerts with us on social media using #AYSymphony or tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using @AYSymphony. Take photos before the concert begins, during intermission, or curtain call, etc. 

 

During the concert, we ask that you keep your phones put away for the sake of your fellow audience members, who would prefer to avoid the distraction of nearby screens.

POST-CONCERT RECEPTIONS

Some of our Royce Hall performances are followed by post-concert member receptions in the West Lobby. These are events to show appreciation for AYS donors, orchestra members, and their guests. If you would like to join the party, you can become a member for as little as $65 a year (and also benefit from premium seats, free parking, discounts, and other perks). Learn more about membership.

ATTIRE

The style choices of our audience are as diverse as the people themselves! We want you to be comfortable, and whether that means wearing a suit, or a party dress, or jeans and a t-shirt, you’ll fit right in. Keep in mind that some people get cold in the concert hall, so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.

CONCERT ETIQUETTE

We ask all audience members to please refrain from talking, or making noise of any kind while music is being performed, with any conversation between pieces kept quiet and brief. If you’re new to classical music, you may notice that some pieces are broken up into “movements” with short pauses in between them. These days, the popular custom is to refrain from applauding between movements, because it breaks the mood. However, prior to the 19th century, spontaneous applause was expected and encouraged (read more about the history of classical music and applause here) and it’s a subject that has been hotly debated for generations. At AYS, we believe that the music belongs to you, our audience, and we’re not interested in enforcing old rules about applauding. We say: respect others and do what feels right to you.