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Field Concert Hall FAQs

Answers to common questions Curtis patrons have asked:


What do most people wear?

Curtis does not have a dress code; you will find a range of attire from casual to suits and dresses. Most people wear 'business casual.'

Where should I park? Any discounts?

Discounted parking is available at Standard Parking's Pullman Garage. To receive the discount make sure to get your parking ticket stamped at the Curtis ticket table in the Kimmel Center lobby before the performance.

Standard Parking Pullman Garage (north side of street)
1617 Chancellor Street (between Walnut and Locust streets)

For details, please visit our Contact / Find Us page.

Other parking options are available. Visit the Philadelphia Parking Authority parkingfinder.

Any restaurant suggestions?

Please view our restaurant page for a listing of nearby restaurants.

May I bring food or beverages into the performance space?

No food or beverages are permitted in Field Concert Hall. Please unwrap candies before the performance begins, and be mindful of those around you. There is a water fountain and snack machine in the basement.

Where is the best place to sit?

Seating for alumni, student, family, and faculty recitals is general admission (unreserved): first-come-first-served. Doors usually open approximately 30 minutes before the performance, and then you may sit wherever you wish. Field Concert Hall holds 240 seats, and there are no bad seats in the house. The best seats are generally considered just left of center, towards the front, so you can see the piano keyboard (if used). For wheelchair seating, enter Curtis through the door to the left of the main entrance and take the elevator up to the ground floor level. The majority of the seats are on the ground floor level.

When should I applaud?

During a piece with multiple movements, please hold your applause in between each movement and wait for the end of each piece. When in doubt, wait for others. As tempting as it is to beat the crowd out of the venue, please stay to applaud the performers. For great performances, feel free to stand and applaud. The musicians have worked hard and deserve your thanks.

I can't find my tickets or never received them. What should I do?

If you are attending a ticketed event, contact the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902. Duplicate tickets can then be held under your name for pick up at the ticket table in the Gary and Naomi Graffman Common Room. If you arrive without your tickets, the box office staff member should be able to give you duplicate tickets on the spot if you know under what name the tickets were reserved.

I am no longer able to attend the performance. What should I do?

If you are unable to find someone else to use your tickets, please contact the Curtis Ticket Office at (215) 893-7902 so we can try to find someone else to use your seats. We like to have the fullest house possible for our performers. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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