Purchase Tickets

20140406_143238Tickets are available exclusively through Proctors Theater Box Office

518-346-6204

Four-Concert Subscriptions: $65 Preferred Seating/$40 Regular Seating

Single Tickets now on sale

Mainstage Concerts Single Tickets $20 Preferred Seating/$12 Regular Seating

GE Theater – $15 all seats

All student tickets (18 and under) FREE courtesy of a grant from Price Chopp

Mainstage Concerts Single Tickets $20 Preferred Seating/$12 Regular Seating

All student tickets (18 and under) FREE courtesy of a grant from Price Chopper. 

All concerts are at 3 PM. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Four years ago the SSO moved its ticket sales and seating to reserved seats with ticketing exclusively through the Proctors Box Office. While transition went smoothly for the most part, some of our patrons had questions that we thought we would address in this forum. If you have a question about tickets and seating that is not addressed here, please contact the Proctors Box Office at 518-346-6204 or send an email to schenectadysymphony@gmail.com.

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Q. Why did the Symphony Board decide to change from open seating to reserved seating? And why are the tickets only available through the Proctors Box Office?

A. Open seating for Schenectady Symphony concerts worked well for many years while our audience was relatively small. As attendance has grown, however, some of the SSO’s long-time patrons have arrived at the theatre to find that their favorite seats are already occupied. This is particularly true for the 80 or so people who regularly attend Maestro Schneider’s preview discussion. The Board decided last year that reserved seating would solve this dilemma. Selling tickets exclusively through the Proctors Box Office was a logical outcome of that decision. Proctors has the resources and staff to handle reserved seating ticketing. The SSO’s staff is simply too small to take this on. Happily, this decision also frees up the SSO staff to focus on other tasks, such as working on grant applications and marketing.

Q. I was surprised by the long lines for tickets at the October concert. Will this always be the case now that Proctors is handling all ticket sales?sso publicity photos 001

A. We certainly hope not! The lines at the box office are traditionally long for the first concert of the season, as many patrons wait until then to purchase their subscriptions. We have discussed this with the staff at Proctors and they will adjust their staffing to better meet our needs for future concerts.

Q. I usually meet friends for SSO concerts. Now that we have reserved seats, we won’t be able to sit together.

A. It is still possible for you to sit with your friends! It will just take a little pre-planning on your part. One option would be for you to join your friends at the box office before the concert and buy your tickets together. Or, if you prefer to purchase your tickets by phone or via the internet, one of you could purchase the ticket for your entire party and have the others reimburse you for their tickets. If you are a season subscriber, and would like to invite friends to join you for one of the concert, you may go to the box office prior to the show and exchange your seats so that you may all sit together. If you wish to exchange your seats, we recommend that you get to the box office early so as to have the best possible selection on seats.

Q. Are you aware that Proctors charges a service fee when you purchase SSO tickets by phone?

A. Yes, we are aware of those extra fees; Proctors charges them for all their shows. The good news is that you can avoid paying any extra service charges by visiting the box office in person instead of ordering online or by phone. You can buy tickets in person during the day (and anytime Proctors is open – during the Schenectady Green Market, a trip to the movies or a Proctors event) at the Proctors Box Office in Downtown Schenectady.

 

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