Welcome to the hall! The following policies will ensure the music continues as the South Bend Symphony Orchestra implements actionable steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We have created policies based on local, state, and industry safety guidelines, along with epidemiological data. The protocols and requirements established are vital to keeping all who attend, perform, and work during a concert healthy. We will keep patrons informed via email communications and on our website. Please be sure to read all the policies before arriving. We are grateful for your patience, understanding, and cooperation in keeping everyone safe and healthy.


Doors open 60 minutes before the concert start time.

Elevator occupancy is limited to one party at a time.

Pre-show security screening – The Morris Performing Arts Center will continue to screen guests using metal detectors and bag checks prior to entering theatre.


Effective March 14, 2022, facial masks are optional for all audience members inside the Morris Performing Arts Center. This decision and all other safety protocols are based on the CDC’s recommendations for each COVID-19 community level.

Practice good hand hygiene, frequently washing or sanitizing hands.

The venues are sanitized before each performance, in addition to the high-touch surfaces cleaned during the performance.

Sanitization stations with hand sanitizer and wipes will be available.

Stay in your ticketed seat. If you would like to be physically distanced at the performances, please contact the Symphony office before the event.

Restroom capacities will be closely monitored by venue staff.

HVAC air filters have been upgraded to maximum efficiency and the house dampers are opened to 10 percent to increase fresh airflow.


PLEASE STAY HOME: If you or any member of your group feels unwell or

  1. has any COVID-19 Symptoms*
  2. tested positive with COVID-19 test in the past ten days, or
  3. has had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 – PLEASE STAY HOME.

Contact the Symphony Office at 574-232-6343 for help in exchanging tickets for any affected concert.

Risk: Attendees understand that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing or attending events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.