We are excited to welcome you to the Hemmens Cultural Center for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-2023 Season. Tickets can be purchased at tickets.elginsymphony.org or through our Box Office, in person or over the phone. For any questions regarding our tickets or policies, please refer to the information below for most of our frequently asked questions
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Patrons who purchase tickets to 3 or more concerts in a single order are considered Subscribers and enjoy its many benefits. Subscribe today and experience critically acclaimed, world-class entertainment without the hassles of the big city!
Subscribe & Save – Save 20% off Single Ticket prices when you purchase 3 or more concerts in a single order.
Additional Purchases – Subscriber 20% discount applies to 2022-2023 Season concerts. (not available online)
Fees Reduced– Ticket Processing Fees reduced during initial subscription order.
Favorite Seats – Like your seats? Subscribers have their favorite seats held for them at the beginning of each season.
Build Your Own Subscription – Save 20% off single ticket prices and receive other benefits when you purchase 3 or more concerts in a single order. Click here to see our subscription information.
Group Sales – Groups of 10 or more can save 15% off the single ticket price and have fees waived! Contact the box office for more information.
First-timers – Bring a friend or neighbor who hasn’t attended an Elgin Symphony Orchestra concert and receive free tickets with your purchase of two or more tickets. Contact the box office for tickets. *Limited two per concert. Subject to availability.
Free Youth Tickets – Youth ages 17 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Please contact the box office for tickets.
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Radio Partners – Limited complimentary or discounted ticket vouchers may be available for select concerts via our radio partners: WRMN, WFMT and WZSR. Listen live or visit their websites for more details.
Box Office/Will Call opens one hour prior to performance time and is located in the venue lobby. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to performance time.
The run time of a concert is approximately 2 hours, which includes a 20 minute intermission.
Late seating is at the discretion of house management. If you arrive late, you may have to wait until a movement/work has finished before being seated in the auditorium.
Ticket holders unable to use or exchange their tickets are encouraged to call the Box Office to donate their tickets. The value of each ticket can be used as a tax-deductible contribution and we will issue a tax receipt for the amount paid for the ticket(s).
Ticket Exchanges must be called or emailed into the box office at least 4 hours prior to the performance time.
- Ticket exchanges may be made for/to any performance at the Hemmens.
- Any remainder on the total must be paid by the patron at the time of the exchange.
- Should you exchange your tickets to those of a lower price, the balance will not be refunded nor credited to you.
Ticket refunds will only be provided should a patron test positive for COVID-19, exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days.
Lost tickets can be reprinted at our box office in the hour prior to the performance.
There will be a $2 per ticket Ticket Processing Fee for standard ticket orders.
Give the Gift of Music! Gift certificates may be purchased in any denomination and never expire!
- Mail the gift certificate to purchaser or recipient (requires 3-10 business days)
- Hold the gift certificate at box office for pick-up
- Email the gift certificate to purchaser to print-at-home on any 8.5×11 sheet of paper
To purchase a gift certificate, call 847-888-4000 or order online.
*PLEASE NOTE: Gift certificates ordered online are processed the next business day. If a gift certificate is needed the same day, please call the box office for faster processing.
There are 3 ways to check the balance of your ESO gift certificate or ESO account credit.
- CLICK HERE to check the balance of a gift certificate or ESO account credit online. Voucher control number and online redemption security code required.
- Email email@example.com with your first and last name and the seven-digit voucher control number.
- Call the box office at 847-888-4000 and leave a voice message with your first and last name, a contact phone number and the seven-digit voucher control number.