Gathering Together Safely

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is fully committed to the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and our greater Milwaukee community as we continue navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. It is of utmost importance that we help protect each other from this virus in order to safely gather for in-person concert experiences.


Effective December 9, 2021, face masks properly covering the nose and mouth will be required for all patrons while inside the Bradley Symphony Center for any MSO performance or event.

Complimentary masks will be available before and during performances for all who need one. Food and beverages will continue to be available for purchase at the Bradley Symphony Center, and patrons may temporarily remove masks when actively eating or drinking.

Effective September 1, 2021, the MSO requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 – or proof of negative test within 72 hours – accompanied by a valid ID before entering the Bradley Symphony Center for any MSO-associated event. This announcement is made with the support of the City of Milwaukee Health Department and in alliance with other organizations including Summerfest, The Pabst Theater Group, and the larger Milwaukee arts community.

Putting this unified policy into effect ensures that our venues can stay in business and that live performances can safely continue throughout our city. This policy follows guidance from local and national health experts and will be evaluated on a regular basis as the pandemic evolves.


Patrons must present a physical vaccination card, or photo of vaccination card visibly showing the entire front of card, with date(s) of vaccination and the individual's name that matches the patron's ID.

Proof of vaccination must be accompanied by a valid driver's license, state-issued ID, or school ID.


If not vaccinated, patrons must present a printed or digital negative test result that matches the patron's ID. Tests must be from no more than 72 hours prior to the event and must be issued by a medical provider or pharmacy. At-home tests will not be accepted.

Proof of negative test must be accompanied by a valid driver's license, state-issued ID, or school ID.


All children under the age of 12 will be required to wear masks properly at all times inside the Bradley Symphony Center. While it is not necessary to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test for children in this age group, all accompanying adults and family members aged 12 and up will be expected to adhere to the Bradley Symphony Center vaccination policy.



The Milwaukee Symphony has taken every precaution to make your visit to the Bradley Symphony Center as safe as possible. In addition to the vaccination policy noted above, please note the following safety measure in place to protect you and your fellow patrons, as well as our MSO musicians, staff, and volunteers:

  • MSO musicians, staff, and volunteers adhere to the same vaccination policy as noted above and will continue wearing face masks while in the Bradley Symphony Center for the safety of our patrons.
  • Multiple hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility. Restrooms are equipped with touchless faucets, soap dispensers, and toilet flushers. High-contact surfaces are regularly sanitized.
  • The Bradley Symphony Center is equipped with a state-of-the-art HVAC Plasma Air Bipolar Ionization system that is effective at deactivating virus particles and improving indoor air quality. HVAC ionization is more effective than other air-cleaning methods and greatly reduces dust, mold, allergens and viruses.
  • Mobile ticketing is available for contactless scanning upon entry. Printed tickets will also be scanned in a touchless manner.
  • Any patrons experiencing COVID-related symptoms are encouraged to stay home and contact our MSO Box Office to make alternate arrangements for your tickets.

We thank all our patrons, and everyone in the MSO family, for taking steps to support the safety of our community and minimizing health risks to our fellow arts lovers.



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