What should I wear?
You’ll notice apparel ranging from jeans to business casual to after-five evening wear. The programs and artists on our Pops Series events tend to encourage some really fun variations… In the end, there is no strict dress code!
What time should I arrive for a concert?
It is best to arrive at least one-half hour or more before the scheduled performance begins. This leaves time for parking (the ease of which can vary), picking up tickets, visiting the restroom and finding your seat.
What if I arrive late?
In consideration of the comfort and listening pleasure of the audience, patrons who arrive after the concert begins will be asked to wait to be seated until an appropriate pause between pieces. See, ‘What time should I arrive’ above.
When should I clap?
Generally, it is considered proper concert etiquette to clap only after a piece is complete, and not after movements (sections in one piece). You can look at your program-guide booklet to find out how many movements a piece has. Again, almost anything goes at RSO Pops Series events. If all else fails, go with the flow!
May I take pictures during the performance?
Sorry, the taking of photographs or the recording of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra concerts is prohibited. Keep in mind: some venues will not allow you to enter if you have a camera or recording device with you.