1. What do I need to bring?
On the day, remember to bring your printed ticket(s) or e-ticket(s).
2. Can I buy tickets at the door?
Yes, a physical box office will be available on the day of each concert. For concerts at the Sheldonian Theatre, the box office will open 4 hours before the start of the concert. For all other venues, it will open 1 hour before the concert.
3. Till when can I buy tickets online?
Our tickets are available to buy on the website until an hour before each concert.
4. When do the doors open?
The doors open 30 minutes before each concert and 10 minutes before a pre-concert event.
5. Will there be an interval?
Yes, most of our concerts have intervals of 20 minutes.
6. Can I park nearby?
Oxford is notoriously difficult for finding parking. We recommend using public transport to travel to our concerts. The parking on Broad Street is temporarily unavailable whilst the Oxford City Council carry out a project. There is other parking available, please see this link for a map City Centre Car Parks | Oxford City Council. Pay and Display in the city centre costs £6 after 6:30pm.
7. Can I buy gift vouchers for OPO concerts?
Yes, a gift voucher for Oxford Philharmonic concerts are a lovely present for music lovers. Please follow this link to purchase Shop – Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
8. What is the return policy?
Tickets may be exchanged for another concert or a credit voucher (valid for six months) if returned at least two weeks before the concert. Refunds can only be given if a concert is sold out or cancelled; an administration fee of £2 per ticket will apply. Ticket holders who have tested positive for COVID-19 should not attend events. They can request a full refund or exchange their ticket(s) for a gift voucher by contacting the box office.
9. Do OPO concerts have an age limit?
With the exception of FUNomusica family concerts, children under the age of 6 cannot be admitted to OPO concerts. Children over the age of 2 years require a ticket for family concerts.
10. How can I donate to the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra?
You can donate to the orchestra by following this link Make a Gift – Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. If you’re interested in becoming a Member please see more information here Become a Member – Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
11. Do you have concessions for OPO concerts?
Full-time students receive a £5 ticket in the lowest price band or a £5 discount for all other price bands through generous contributions to our Concert Ticket Access Fund for Students.
Under 18s, registered disabled people and wheelchair users with one companion save 50%.
Unemployment benefit claimants save £5 on full-price tickets.
12. What does unreserved seating mean?
Unreserved seating entitles you to a seat within your chosen area rather than a specific seat. Sponsors and those with disabilities are entitled to reserved seating in those areas, allocated at the Orchestra’s discretion.