PCMS Concerts & COVID-19

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September 10, 2021 update: With one month until the start of our 36th Season, we want to update you on the COVID-19 protocols for our fall performances. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure a safe and healthy concert experience for everyone. Our protocols were developed with this goal in mind, in accordance with the rules imposed by our concert venues, and in consultation with a Medical Committee of our Board.


Vaccination & Mask Requirements

At this time, and until further notice, all PCMS audience members, staff, and musicians—except for children under age 12—must show proof of full vaccination and a photo ID in order to enter and attend performances at the Kimmel Center, American Philosophical Society, and Church of the Holy Trinity. Proof of vaccination can be the physical ID card or a photo/copy (a photo on your phone is acceptable). Everyone must also wear a mask while inside these venues (note that musicians will have the option to perform without masks once on stage). Children under 12 are required to show a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the event.

This policy is subject to change, and we will continue to seek guidance from the CDC and local health authorities. Details and further information about the Kimmel Center’s policy are available on the Kimmel Cultural Campus's Safe and Clean Commitment page.

If you do not feel comfortable with these protocols, we will issue you a refund. If you have questions, please call our Box Office at 215-569-8080 to speak with Bradford or Michelle. Please note that our concerts at the Philosophical Society will continue to be available through livestreaming.


Social Distancing & Intermissions

As an additional safety measure, we are eliminating intermissions for our fall performances—through December 31, 2021 (we will reassess this for our 2022 concerts in late December). This may impact the concert programs, and we are currently working with our artists for updates. Please check our website for more information. 

While we have not imposed strict social distancing measures, we are limiting the audience capacity for all of our 2021 performances. Perelman Theater concerts will be capped at 400 attendees (capacity is 650), Benjamin Franklin Hall will be capped at 200 (capacity is 400), and Church of the Holy Trinity will be capped at 300 (capacity is 800). At this time, tickets are still available for most of our fall performances (but we urge you to order soon). While there is still reserved seating, if you feel more comfortable moving to a less crowded seating area, you will be free to do so.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to adjust to the ongoing health situation. For future updates on our safety protocols and procedures, please visit this page or join our email list.


COVID-19 WARNING: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and patrons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending a PCMS concert you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold PCMS or any of its directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.