Public Health Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Last updated: November 19, 2020

Music returns to Benaroya Hall for the 2020–2021 season with the Seattle Symphony's brand-new subscription-based streaming service, Seattle Symphony Live. This online platform premieres weekly livestreamed concerts with shortened programs and a smaller, socially distanced, PPE-protected orchestra.

Update for 11/19: With respect to current statewide restrictions for Washington State and in solidarity with the Seattle community as coronavirus cases rise, the Seattle Symphony has made the decision to pause live performances from Benaroya Hall for the next few weeks. The Symphony is working to reschedule the live broadcast of Ivan & Alyosha with the Seattle Symphony (originally set for December 4); Holiday Pops with the Seattle Symphony (previously scheduled for December 11) is canceled. All Seattle Symphony Live users will be notified. The current Seattle Symphony Live concert schedule will be kept updated.

While health officials manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, the Seattle Symphony has made the difficult decision to cancel all special presentations listed below. Our top priority remains the health and safety of our patrons, staff and musicians. See below for ticket donation and exchange information.

Concert Schedule

The following performances and events at Benaroya Hall are canceled or rescheduled:

Original Date Event Name Event Status
April 9, 2020, 7:30pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Mizayaki Rescheduled to July 15, 2021
April 10, 2020, 8pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Mizayaki Rescheduled to July 16, 2021
April 11, 2020, 2pm & 8pm Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert: Music from the Studio Ghibli Films of Hayao Mizayaki Rescheduled to July 17, 2021
May 8, 2020, 8pm The Wailin' Jennys Rescheduled to March 11, 2021
July 9, 2020, 7:30pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Seattle Symphony Rescheduled to July 9, 2021
July 10, 2020, 7:30pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Seattle Symphony Rescheduled to July 10, 2021
July 11, 2020, 7:30pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Seattle Symphony Rescheduled to July 10, 2021
July 12, 2020, 2pm Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Seattle Symphony Rescheduled to July 11, 2021
September 30, 2020, 7:30pm Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged for Orchestra Canceled
October 20, 2020, 7:30pm An Evening with Audra McDonald and the Seattle Symphony Canceled
October 23, 2020, 8pm China NCPA Orchestra Canceled
December 4, 2020, 8pm Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Canceled
December 5, 2020, 8pm Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Canceled
December 6, 2020, 2pm Disney in Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Canceled
December 18, 2020, 8pm Handel Messiah Canceled
December 19, 2020, 1pm & 8pm Handel Messiah Canceled
December 20, 2020, 2pm Handel Messiah Canceled
December 22, 2020, 7:30pm A Festival of Lessons & Carols Canceled
December 30, 2020, 7:30pm Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Canceled
December 31, 2020, 9pm New Year's Eve Concert, Countdown & Celebration Canceled
January 2, 2021, 8pm Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Canceled
January 3, 2021, 2pm Beethoven Symphony No. 9 Canceled

Information about other concerts and events at Benaroya Hall.

Ticketing Information

If you have tickets to a canceled or rescheduled event, you have the following options:

  • Donate your tickets. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Seattle Symphony relies on the people we serve. This has never been truer than at this moment. You may donate your tickets by completing our online ticket donation form — no phone call or email required.
  • Transfer your tickets to a gift certificate. We are happy to put the value of your ticket purchase towards a Seattle Symphony gift certificate for future use. Gift certificate values do not expire and can be used online. Email the Ticket Office at tickets@seattlesymphony.org and specify that you would like to convert your tickets into a gift certificate.
  • Put the value of your tickets “on account.” Email the Ticket Office at tickets@seattlesymphony.org and specify that you would like to put your funds on account for future use.

Please email the Ticket Office at tickets@seattlesymphony.org for any other inquiries. To ensure the health and safety of everyone involved, Seattle Symphony Ticket Office staff are all currently working remotely and Benaroya Hall remains closed to the public. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through all of your requests and questions.

Haven't heard from the Ticket Office regarding your tickets? Please email tickets@seattlesymphony.org with your ticket purchase information and donation/exchange request, and also confirm that we have your most up-to-date contact information and email settings.

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