The South Bend Symphony Orchestra is resuming performances in Morris Performing Arts Center extensive safety precautions in place. We continue to collaborate with a team of medical experts on our safety protocols and are committed to providing you with a safe and welcoming environment to experience music with your Symphony.

What to Expect

  • Audience capacity will be limited to 575 patrons.
  • Performances will last 75-90 minutes with no intermission.
  • Concession services will not be offered at this time, and outside food and beverage are not permitted.
  • The Morris Performing Arts Center will be fully sanitized before each performance. High-touch surfaces will be continually cleaned throughout each performance.
  • Floor markings will be in place anywhere lines may form to help direct you through the concert hall.
  • Sanitization stations with hand sanitizer and wipes will be available throughout the Morris Performing Arts Center.
  • Masks covering nose and mouth are required for all.

Patron Safety

  • Masks are required for all patrons at all times while at Morris Performing Arts Center and must be worn over the nose and mouth. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you.
  • Please keep six feet apart from other parties.
  • Practice good hand hygiene, frequently washing or sanitizing hands.
  • Do not attend if you or a member of your family is feeling unwell, exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, or has been in close proximity of another who is confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.


  • Tickets for all events must be purchased in advance.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before the concert start time. There will not be pre-concert talks at this time.


  • Seating is allocated in groups.
  • A minimum distance of six feet is provided between each household, with clear paths to enter and exit each row.
  • Please sit only in your assigned seat to ensure proper distancing between parties.

Additional Information

  • Donor hospitality will not be available.
  • Elevator occupancy is limited to one party at a time.
  • Restroom capacities will be closely monitored by Morris Performing Arts Center staff.
  • Program notes will be available on under the event. Limited print copies will be available as you enter Morris Performing Arts Center.
  • Wind and Brass musicians will lower their masks only while actively playing.
  • HVAC air filters have been upgraded to maximum efficiency, rated MERV-13.

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