Are you 15 to 35 years old? Join vsSOUNDCHECK!
The Victoria Symphony is pleased to offer $15 tickets for patrons between 15 and 35 years old. Hear classical, pop, jazz and other musical performances at this unbelievable low price. When you sign up, you will receive your promocode so that you can take advantage of your special rate. Purchase tickets online or through the Symphony Box Office at 250.385.6515.
- Membership is free! Sign up today with no obligations to purchase.
- Best available seating at time of purchase.
- You can purchase 2 tickets at $15 per concert regardless of your guest’s age.
- Monthly email with upcoming performances and spotlights.
More questions? Check out vsSOUNDCHECK FAQs below.
A SPECIAL THANKS to our vsSOUNDCHECK sponsor:
vsSOUNDCHECK How To:
Sign up for your vsSOUNDCHECK promotion code and a subscription to monthly notices.
Complete the form below:
You will gain access to the vsSOUNDCHECK promotion code which will give you access to over 50 VS concerts for $15. vsSOUNDCHECK pricing will be available one week before the concert date.
Visit our online box offices, enter your code, and select up to 2 tickets per concert.
Pick up your tickets at the concert venue. Don’t forget your ID for proof of age.
Online Box Offices for VS: Royal Theatre and UVic Farquhar Auditorium
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Questions? Please contact VS Senior Marketing Officer, Shandra Liss at 250.385.9771 ext 232
*vsSOUNDCHECK prices are valid at all regular season concerts. For special performances some restrictions may apply, please check with the box fffice. You are required to show your valid ID each you pick up your vsSOUNDCHECK tickets. Online box offices close 2 hours before the concert performance.
What is vsSOUNDCHECK?
It’s a way for you to connect to classical music and the VS. Anyone between the ages of 15 to 35 is eligible to buy tickets to Victoria Symphony concerts at just $15 per ticket. Tickets are based on availability and available one week before the performance.
What’s the catch?
There is no catch. vsSOUNDCHECK is for young people who want to take in some live classical music. We’ve just made it easier – one could say we’ve made it irresistible.
How do I sign up?
Fill out the registration form on this page to receive your promotion code. You can also call our box office during business hours at 250.385.6515 or visit us in person at 620 View Street, Suite 610, Victoria BC. Business hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.
Do I have to be a student?
No. Anyone between the ages of 15 to 35 is eligible.
Where will I be sitting?
Seating for vsSOUNDCHECK members is best available at the time of purchase, at the discretion of the VS.
Can I bring a date (or a friend)?
Yes. The vsSOUNDCHECK pricing entitles you to a pair of tickets to each performance.
Does my guest have to be 15-35?
No. Your guest may be anyone of any age.
Are all VS performances available for vsSOUNDCHECK?
vsSOUNDCHECK prices are valid at all regular season concerts: Specials (Handel’s Messiah, Viennese New Years and the Christmas Special) are not open to vs SOUNDCHECK.
vsSOUNDCHECK is also based on availability and this special price may not be available for each performance. For special performances some restrictions may apply, please check with the box office.
Does the VS or vsSOUNDCHECK offer refunds or exchanges?
All ticket sales for the Victoria Symphony and vsSOUNDCHECK are final. There are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on any tickets purchased. All artists and programs are subject to change without notice.
Do I have to have a credit card to buy tickets?
You need a credit card to buy tickets online or over the phone. If you buy your tickets in person at the VS box office, the Royal Theatre box office, or the Farquhar at UVic box office, you can pay by cash or credit card. VS box office is open 9:00 to 4:00, Monday to Friday and is located at 620 View Street, Suite 610 Victoria BC.
Royal Theatre and Farquhar at UVic box office hours vary, but vsSOUNDCHECK tickets can only be purchased there on the day of a performance.
Do I have to show a photo ID?
Yes. You need to show your photo ID every time you pick up your concert tickets.
Acceptable forms of ID:
•International Student Identity Card
Acceptable Combinations of ID:
•High school student photo ID with birth certificate
•Post-secondary photo ID with birth certificate
•Any photo ID with birth certificate
Unacceptable forms of ID:
•Provincial Health Care Card
•Birth certificate (with no other ID)
•Student card with no birthdate (with no other ID)
Where does the VS perform?
The VS has two performance venues: Royal Theatre, located at 805 Broughton Street, and Farquhar at UVic, located at 3800 Finnerty Road, University of Victoria.
When should I arrive?
vsSOUNDCHECK tickets must be picked up on the day of the performance (at the latest) and are available 1.5 hours prior to the performance right up to the start of the concert.
In the interest of all patrons and performers, and to minimize any distractions, latecomers will be admitted at “late call,” a break in the concert determined by the conductor. If you leave the auditorium during a performance you will be re-admitted only at a suitable break in the performance.
Can I take photographs?
Cameras and other recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
What about cellular phones?
Take a break from the outside world. Please be sure to turn off your cell phones, pagers and all other audible electronic devices (including watch alarms), before the concert begins.
When do I applaud?
Most artists appreciate applause at any time during a performance. Until the late nineteenth century and even into the twentieth-century, it was customary for audiences to applaud at the end of every section of a given piece, and some movements were even given an immediate encore if the applause was great enough. Modern audiences, however, tend to wait until the end of an entire piece to clap. Why? Holding applause between movements is considered to be respectful to the performers’ concentration and mindful of musical continuity.
The conductor will signal when a piece is over putting his or her arms down and turning to the audience.
What if I need to cough?
Everyone gets the urge to cough now and then. The less worried you are about coughing, the less likely you are to feel the urge! So chances are you’ll feel less need to cough if you are prepared:
•If you have a cold, then take some cough medicine in advance and bring unwrapped lozenges with you. Have a few handy when the music begins.
•Try to “bury” your cough in a loud passage of music. If this is impossible and you begin to cough a lot, then it’s perfectly acceptable and appropriate to quietly exit the concert hall. The ushers will tell you when you are able to re-enter the concert.
How long is a VS performance?
Performance length varies, but a typical VS performance runs approximately two hours with one intermission. Our Concerts for Kids are approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
What about special needs services?
Special arrangements can be made for the blind and visually impaired for most performances. Please call 250.385.6515 for more information.
Are refreshments available during the concerts?
Beverages and light snacks are available for purchase before the show and during intermission, from the bar and concession areas. Food is not permitted in the auditorium. For the Royal Theatre, beverages can be taken in with a pre-approved plastic cup provided by the theatre staff. You can even pre-order your refreshment before the show starts so it is ready and waiting for you at the intermission.
We share the air, go scent free.
Please be considerate of those in the audience who may have allergies and/or multiple chemical sensitivities and refrain from wearing perfume and cologne or other scented products.