Tanglewood Policies and Grounds Information

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Learn more about the health and safety framework for Tanglewood 2021

How and Where to Purchase Tickets

By Phone
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200.

Order tickets online at tanglewood.org, 24 hours a day. There is a $6.50 per order handling fee for tickets ordered by mail; a $6.50 fee per ticket for orders by phone or online. 

BSO.org is the only official online source for purchasing tickets to performances and events at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood. If you do not see BSO.org listed in your web browser's address bar when viewing the performance schedule and purchasing tickets, please close your browser and visit www.BSO.org.

Digital Ticket Delivery
In efforts to maintain health and safety protocols, we recommend choosing our digital ticket delivery option. This will allow for contactless ticketing and will have your tickets delivered to your mobile device.

Tanglewood Box Office in Lenox, MA
The Box Office at Tanglewood opens on Friday July 2.  

Box Office hours:
Monday 12pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 12pm-6pm
Wednesday 12pm-6pm
Thursday 12pm-6pm, 8:30pm on concert days
Saturday 9am-8:30pm 
Sunday 9am-3:30pm

Please note: The Tanglewood Box Office 30 minutes after the start of a performance. After the Box Office closes, any remaining will-call tickets will be moved to the Main Gate for late pick-up. The Main Gate is located at 297 West Street.  You may not enter the grounds without a ticket. Tickets cannot be purchased after the box office closes.

Boston Symphony Hall Box Office Summer Hours
The Symphony Hall Box Office will not be open through August 31, 2021. Please check back in for updated hours during the summer.

Information for Accessible Seating & Services: The BSO is committed to providing access to Tanglewood for everyone.  Accessible seats are available. Please contact our Access Services Administrator at 617-266-1200. Click here for more information about accessibility.

Ticket Policies - Discounts - Children - Groups

Ticket Terms and Conditions: Each ticket constitutes a license from the BSO to the purchaser. No ticket may be transferred or resold for any price above the purchase price printed on the ticket. Ticket price and ticket text (including owner's name) may not be altered. Altered tickets will be voided. By accepting a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms of this license. Tickets that are lost or stolen cannot be re-mailed. Reprinted tickets will be held for pick up at the Box Office. Reprinted tickets may be picked up only on the day of the performance, by showing the credit card used for the purchase and a picture ID.

***We regret there can be no ticket refunds or exchanges, even in the event of inclement weather. All programs and artists are subject to change.***

Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17!
Tanglewood is pleased to offer free lawn tickets for children and young people age 17 and younger. Up to four free children's tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. We do not issue these in advance of the performance. Children under five are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. This free lawn ticket policy does not apply to organized groups of children. For Popular Artist concerts, free lawn tickets are only available for children under 2.

The 2021 Tanglewood Free Lawn Tickets for Children and Young People Program is supported by a generous gift from the Pumpkin Foundation/Joe and Carol Reich.

Grounds Policies and Information

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Gate Opening Times: For summer 2021, gates will open 2 hours prior to the performance start time.

Tanglewood Grounds Regulations: Cooking, open flames, sports activities, bikes, scooters, skateboards, hoverboards, drones and other similar unmanned aircraft are prohibited from the Tanglewood grounds. No eating or drinking (except water) is permitted inside any of the concert halls. During Shed concerts, children may play ball in designated areas around the Visitors Center and in the Apple Tree lot of Ozawa Hall, but only if such activity does not disturb performances, rehearsals or patrons sitting on the lawn. Ball playing is not permitted on the Shed lawn at any time when the grounds are open for a Shed concert. Photography and video recordings are prohibited during concerts. Shirts and shoes must be worn inside concert halls. No areas of the lawn may be cordoned off for any reason. For security reasons, we reserve the right to inspect bags and other items brought on campus.

Please note for 2021: Patrons are expected to follow physical distancing guidelines for maintaining space while seated on the lawn. Adherence to the mask policy, except while eating and drinking, will be monitored by staff.

Severe Weather Evacuation Policy: In the event of severe weather conditions, a coordinated campus-wide alert will be issued. Patrons and staff will be directed to shelters in a safe and orderly manner. We regret there can be no refunds, even in the event of inclement weather.

Click here to download the Storm Shelter Map (PDF)

Canopy Policy: In an effort to enhance the lawn experience at Tanglewood, patrons are permitted to use small, open-sided canopies (including tents, umbrellas, sport-brellas and other similar portable lawn equipment) to shade them from the sun provided that such equipment is open on all sides, does not have stakes exceeding 6 inches in length, are no larger than 6 feet square or 4 feet in diameter and used only in areas designated by Tanglewood staff. The lawn irrigation system is vulnerable to damage from stake penetrations exceeding 6 inches in length. Canopies exceeding specified size limitations or installed in undesignated areas can unreasonably obstruct views of other lawn patrons and create potential safety hazards in severe weather conditions and are not permitted.

Please note that patrons assume responsibility for properly securing their lawn equipment and any damages to persons or property arising from the use of such equipment at Tanglewood. Tanglewood retains the right to prohibit the use of any lawn equipment that interferes with its infrastructure, causes a potential safety issue or impairs the lawn experience for other patrons.

Non-Smoking Policy: As a result of our masking requirements and the health and safety for all, no smoking, vaping or use of tobacco-related products will be permitted anywhere on the Tanglewood grounds this summer.

Green Initiative: Tanglewood is pleased to continue its recycling and eco-friendly efforts.

Pet Restrictions: No pets (except for service animals) are allowed on Tanglewood property.

Lawn Chair & Seat Cushion Rental: Seat cushions are available for a rental fee of $3 per cushion and lawn chairs are available to rent for a $7 fee (cash and credit card accepted) prior to each concert.  Rentals are subject to availability. Lawn chairs and seat cushions are available at the Lawn Chair shack near the main entrance to the Shed

When driving to Tanglewood, if you are using the Ozawa Hall Gate on Hawthorne Street, in respect for our neighbors, please be mindful that it is a residential neighborhood, and the speed limit is 30 mph. Likewise, on West Street close to Lenox Town Center, the speed limit is 35 mph, and 40 mph heading towards Tanglewood. We would appreciate it if you would refrain from using your car horn as well, particularly post-concert.

***We regret there can be no ticket refunds or exchanges, even in the event of inclement weather. All programs and artists are subject to change.***


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