The Symphony Experience FAQ
One of the best things about a subscription is that it’s like reserving time for yourself in advance, time that you know will be well spent. The only thing you really need to do is enjoy the performance. Concerts are an incredible group experience: more than a thousand people could be sharing the same music at the same moment. As exhilarating as the sensation can be, there are many ways to enjoy a classical music experience. Our only request is that you enjoy the performance in such a way that it does not diminish anyone else’s enjoyment!
How do I purchase tickets?
There are several ways to purchase tickets to symphony performances. You can purchase tickets over the phone or in person at the VS Box Office, the Royal Theatre & the MacPherson Box Offices as well as the Uvic Farquhar Auditorium. Tickets are available online through the RMTS website. Each concert concert has a link to the RMTS webpage where you can purchase tickets. Finally, tickets are available at the door for most performances; however, it is often very busy and we recommend that you arrive at least half an hour before showtime to avoid missing any of the show.
Victoria Symphony Box Office
Suite 610-620 View Street
(Corner of Broad and View)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
MacPherson Box Office
#3 Centennial Square
(Pandora at Government)
or toll-free: 1-888-717-6121
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed between 1:30 – 2:00 pm).
Whatever makes you comfortable. Some choose to dress up to make the occasion special, others dress purely for comfort. Wear whatever helps you enjoy the Symphony most.
Street parking is available at both the Royal Theatre and the University Centre in reasonable proximity to the venues. Parking is also available under UVic Centre. The closest underground parking to the Royal Theatre is at the main branch of the Victoria Public Library, off Courtney Street. Other parking venues include the Johnson Street Parkade (750 Johnson Street) and the View Street Parkade (743 View Street).
It’s the question we hear most often! At a classical concert, the usual practice is to applaud at the end of the entire work, not between the movements. Please consult your program for a listing of movements.