Right Here, Right Now
We are so excited to be able to welcome everyone back to Civic Hall for the 2021-2022 Season!
Join the RSO on April 9 for the final concert of the 2021-22 season.
Those attending pre-concert conversations must sit in their assigned concert seats.
The hall will open 90 minutes before each performance to facilitate staggered arrival times.
Guests are encouraged to dismiss intermittently.
The orchestra will take a 15-minute intermission; however, to discourage gathering, the staff will not offer refreshments. Guests are asked to remain in place and only enter the lobby to use the restroom.
Restrooms in the back hall are closed to the audience.
All members of the orchestra and those allowed backstage must provide proof of vaccination.
While we are not asking for a copy of a vaccination record, we are expecting all attendees to indicate on the ticket form whether or not they are vaccinated. Those not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask and socially distance for their own safety. Non-vaccinated guests will be seated in the mezzanine. Rest assured, we will save your current seats for an additional year.
All rehearsals are closed to the public during the 2021-2022 season.
For the health and wellbeing of musicians and the audience, the RSO supports Richmond Community Schools’ mask guidelines. Masks are optional in Civic Hall but highly encouraged.
Knowing the COVID-19 situation is ever-changing, restrictions may need to be modified by the board or school system throughout the season. We appreciate your flexibility and cooperation.
Concert Attendance FAQs
If you purchased your tickets a week or more prior to the concert, they will be mailed to the address you provided. If you have not received the tickets within a reasonable amount of time please call us so we can replace them for you.
If you purchased your tickets the week of the concert, we will hold them at Will Call for you to pick up the night of the concert. Just give your name at the Will Call table to receive your tickets.
Both are areas where you can pick up your tickets on the night of a concert.
Will Call holds tickets that have been reserved and paid for prior to the concert. A ticket voucher is considered payment, and as long as we have the number on the voucher there is no need to turn it in.
Box Office is the only place where monetary ticket transactions take place on the night of a concert. Go to Box Office if you have not contacted us prior to the concert or if you have reserved your tickets but still need to pay for them.
The outer doors to Civic Hall will be labeled to let you know which door to enter for either Box Office or Will Call.
We suggest that you plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the concert to park, find your seats, use the restroom, review the program notes, etc. Keep in mind that there are often other pre-concert opportunities that you can enjoy. For classical concerts, there is a Pre-Concert Conversation an hour before the concert begins for you to learn more about what you will be hearing. 30 minutes before the concert there will also be a small musical ensemble performing in the lobby.
You can park in either the lot located directly across from Civic Hall and the RHS football field or along the street. There is some handicapped parking available, but we suggest that you plan on being dropped off and picked up in the circle in front of the hall in case the handicapped parking has been filled.
The most common attire ranges from business casual to dressy evening wear. However there is no requirement to dress formally, so you should wear whatever you are most comfortable in.
All electronic devices including cell phones must be turned off during the performance. We try to ensure that the photos and videos of our musicians are of the highest quality possible, so photography and videography of the concert is prohibited. However, we encourage you to take photos of your own experience before the concert, during intermission, and after! We hope that you have a memorable time even when the musicians are offstage, so please take photos and share your experience with us on Facebook and Twitter!
Intermission is a 15-minute break for the musicians to take a break and prepare themselves for the second half of the concert.
Concerts are typically 90–120 minutes long, including intermission
We provide coloring pages and crayons to take into the concert for children who are members of the RSO kids club “Kids of Note”. Membership is free, just find the Kids of Note table in the lobby before the concert to learn more.
Most artists appreciate applause at any time during a performance. However, it is more typical to wait until the end of an entire work to clap. The conductor will let you know when a piece is over by turning to face the audience, but if you are in doubt you can always wait for the rest of the audience to clap before joining in.
Almost all of our season concerts are held at Civic Hall Performing Arts Center in Richmond, Indiana at 380 Hub Etchison Parkway. It is attached to Richmond High School, located just north of the football field.