VSO Relaxed Performance

VSO Relaxed Performance

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Relaxed Performances are aimed at increasing accessibility to symphonic music. This casual, one-hour, sensory-friendly performance welcomes children and families, all neurodivergent community members, and those who simply want a more relaxed performance experience. You may want to check out our Venue Guide and Performance Guide in advance of the performance for more information.

The performance will be a Dress Rehearsal. A Dress Rehearsal is a final run-through of the full concert before the evening’s performance. It is just like the concert, but no one has to dress up! Some dress rehearsals, like this one, are open to a smaller public audience. The smaller public audience gets a “sneak peek” of the concert. The orchestra will be performing for you, the audience, just like in any other concert, but they may need to pause to fix certain technical or musical aspects of the performance.

Join us for VSO’s Relaxed Performance!

Elements of a “Relaxed Performance”

  • Movement and noise are welcome. Enjoy the concert as it fits your needs!
  • There will be a more limited capacity than usual to allow for empty rows towards the back of the auditorium for those that would like to move around throughout the concert.  
  • House lights will be only slightly dimmed, allowing for comfort and a more informal environment.  
  • A separate relaxed space in the lobby is available if you need to step out of the concert hall.  
  • A limited number of ear plugs are available on-site and can be requested in the lobby. Please feel free to bring your own ear coverings or sensory devices.   

23/24 Concerts

Relaxed performances for the 23/24 season will be announced in the fall.

Venue Guide

Concert Guide

Order Tickets

Available after concert announcement

There are several ways to register for the Relaxed Performance:  

  1. Pay in full with a credit card: Click on your preferred date and time above to create an order. Orders placed online may be reassigned to ensure that groups are seated together.
  2. To pay a deposit, or to pay via cheque or cash. Please contact Charlie Bailey at charlie.bailey@vancouversymphony.ca

    A non-refundable deposit of 10% is required to secure space at your preferred concert. The full balance is due no later than three weeks in advance of the performance


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