Last update:  January 11, 2022

The 2021-2022 Concert Season and Online Events

As we enter a concert season unlike any we have experienced before, we are reaching out to update you on our current status and plans as we move forward.

For the 2021-2022 concert season all concerts will be held at Symphony Hall, Boston. We will be complying with the policies that Symphony Hall has laid out. To help you plan your visit to Symphony Hall please read the Safe in Sound: Symphony Hall page on their website for information about health and safety measures.

All of our concerts are available to live stream! Information about the live stream option for each concert can be found on the concert's page:

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra February 27, 2022 at Symphony Hall

Boston Philharmonic April 8, 2022 at Symphony Hall

Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra May 6, 2022 at Symphony Hall

Proof of Vaccination

Per Symphony Hall: Effective February 23, 2022.

  • Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

    All visitors must present full proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test each time they enter Symphony Hall. Fully vaccinated is defined as having had your second COVID-19 vaccination at least two weeks before your concert date.

    Accepted vaccines include those authorized (either fully or for emergency use) by the Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization.

    Options for proof of vaccination:

    • Vaccination card
    • Photo of vaccination card
    • Digital vaccine record

    Acceptable COVID-19 tests:

    • PCR test taken within the last 72 hours
    • Antigen test taken within the last 24 hours

    Proof of a negative test can be in the form of a photo or email of negative test results from a clinic, testing center, medical professional, or a time-stamped photo of an at-home test.

Face Mask Requirement

Per Symphony Hall: Everyone aged 2 years or older is required to wear a CDC-approved mask during all indoor public events in Symphony Hall, except when actively eating or drinking. Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a mask but will need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to enter the hall.

Will there be social distancing?

At this time,  our performances will not be socially distanced.

Will musicians and staff have the same requirements?

All musicians, guest artists, and staff are required to show proof of vaccination. Performers are not required to wear masks onstage. Musicians and all other staff are required to wear masks while working offstage or attending indoor events.

Will performances have intermissions?

Boston Philharmonic and Youth Orchestra performances will include an intermission. 

Will I need to show my vaccine card every time I see a concert?

Yes, all visitors will need to provide proof of vaccination each time.

We look forward to greeting you in the concert hall again! In the meanwhile, we send you our warmest wishes for good health as we navigate these challenging times.

Questions: Please contact the Boston Philharmonic office at :

City of Boston B Together Boston Vaccine Requirement

Safe in Sound: Symphony Hall Guidelines

CDC Guide to Masks

Policies are subject to change. Latest updates to policy will be posted here.


Symphony Hall Policies