Free Symphony Hall Tours and Private Tours

Irving W. and Charlotte F. Rabb Symphony Hall Tours
Go Behind The Scenes!
Free Tour of Symphony Hall
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of America's premier concert hall. Knowledgable members of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers relay the history and traditions of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. These tours provide an insider's perspective of the Hall, its musicians, conductors, and supporter.

Tours begin at the Massachusetts Avenue lobby entrance. Free walk-up tours are available on select weekdays at 4pm and some Saturdays; please see the pull down menu below for exact days and times, and to RSVP. Tours last approximately one hour.


Group Tours

Groups of 10 or more are asked to arrange a private group tour by contacting the Volunteer Office at 617-638-9390 or

Please Fill out the Symphony Hall Tour Request Form Below with the Date you wish your group to attend a tour.

Group Tour Request Form (PDF)

Group tours can be arranged in advance, BSO schedule permitting.  There is no charge for Boston public school groups (includes elementary, middle/jr. high, high schools) and community youth groups.  All other tours have a charge of $10 per guest.  If the entire group attends a Symphony Hall concert within one week of the tour, the charge is reduced to $5 per person.  Reservations for group tours should be made at least three weeks prior to desired date.  Groups wishing to make a reservation should contact the Volunteer Office at 617-638-9390 or