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 $20 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) or held at will call, depending on what is available 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 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 be limited for the 2023/24 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.
AYS will have limited walk-up tickets available an hour before the concert. Tickets to all concerts need to be reserved in advance, unless otherwise noted. Reserve tickets by visiting our 2023/24 season page.
AYS Performs at two venues. Click the images below for more information on directions and parking at each venue.
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, it is strongly recommended that all guests wear masks indoors. Royce Hall strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending any event.
Go to our Royce Hall Know Before You Go page to read more about entrance requirements, directions, and parking information.
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.
AYS 2023/24 concert programs notes will be digital this season and easy to view on your smartphone. Visit specific concert pages to access the link for the program book or scan the QR Code available at the concert hall.
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.
Some of our Royce Hall performances are followed by post-concert member receptions in the West Lobby.
Members will need to pick up a wristband from the AYS Member Table before entering the West Lobby.
Where to pick up your wristband:
• Portico before the concert
• Checkerboard Lobby at intermission
• Entrance to 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 $75 a year (and also benefit from premium seats, free parking, discounts, and other perks). Learn more about membership.
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.
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.