- Unless instructed otherwise, our box office staff will assign you tickets to the best available seats at the time of purchase and mail them to the address specified at checkout.
- Please note that tickets ordered within 72 hours of a concert will be automatically held at will-call for pick-up on the day of the concert.
For questions about artists, venues, parking, and just about anything else pertaining to your visit, please call 215-569-8080 or send an email to [email protected] We will be happy to assist you.
- If you find you cannot attend a concert, you may exchange your tickets for another PCMS event (subject to availability), provided you contact us before noon on the day of the concert.
- There is no additional charge for this service, although if you are exchanging discounted tickets or going from a non-Kimmel Center event into an event at the Perelman Theater, there may be an additional balance on your order.
- Individual student tickets may be purchased at the box office or over the phone for $10 each, and we also offer Unlimited Passes that allow students and young professionals to attend any and all PCMS concerts for one flat fee.
- If you are ordering a student ticket, please note that ID will be requested at the time of the event.
- A $2 handling fee is added to each order by PCMS. Furthermore, audiences to all Kimmel Center/Perelman Theater concerts pay a $4 per ticket fee for building maintenance and support. This fee is not kept by PCMS and is included in your ticket price.
- Please contact our box office at 215-569-8080 with any questions.
Great artists, compelling repertoire, affordable prices, and friendly service: these are the hallmarks of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Presenting 50 unique concerts each season at intimate venues throughout Center City, PCMS has been among Philadelphia’s musical treasures since its founding in 1986. Over the years, PCMS has remained committed to its founding principles: to enable people from all walks of life to enjoy exceptional music-making at affordable ticket prices, to fulfill musical needs of the community, and to build a broad group of directors, staff members, audiences, and patrons who are devoted to these goals and to ensuring the Society’s future.
Our box office is located at 1528 Walnut Street, Suite 301. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, with occasional weekend hours on concert days. Concerts take place at the Kimmel Center and other convenient Center City locations, including the American Philosophical Society. For complete venue information, see our venues page.
Most PCMS concerts run between one and a half to two hours. Convenient parking is available at all PCMS venues with free or discounted parking offered at many locations. When you order tickets to a PCMS concert, a list of parking options and prices is included in the envelope with your tickets.
PCMS concerts are community affairs with audience members of all ranges of musical experience and from all walks of life. There is no dress code; concertgoers come dressed as they are comfortable: some formally, some casually. Applause is generally reserved for the conclusion of a piece so as not to disturb the concentration of the artists. Most concerts feature a 15-minute intermission about midway through the performance.
All PCMS venues are handicapped-accessible, and accessible seating is reserved for patrons with special needs. When ordering your tickets, simply inform the box office of any accessibility concerns, and we will do our best to accommodate them. Please note: patrons attending concerts at the American Philosophical Society should call the box office in advance for accessibility instructions.
From ushering to administrative work, volunteers play a valuable role in helping PCMS fulfill its mission. If you share a love of music and have some time or a skill to share, we would love to hear from you. To learn more about becoming a PCMS usher, contact Guy Ostertag, head usher, at 215-569-8587.
PCMS offers frequent concertgoers a number of convenient ways to subscribe. By choosing as few as three concerts in a given series, subscribers receive benefits including reduced ticket prices, advanced seat selection, and special offers all year round. Our box office does its best to accommodate seating requests both during the subscription process and throughout the season (subject to availability). Simply call the box office to inquire about seating availability or put your seating request in the comments section of your online order.
Advance tickets can be purchased at our box office (1528 Walnut Street, Suite 301), over the phone (215-569-8080), or through this website (www.pcmsconcerts.org). Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of a concert (subject to availability).
Subscribers to the PCMS e-mail list receive exclusive special offers, including notification of our once-a-year $10 Day sale. Discounted tickets are also available to students (age 35 and under) and young friends (age 40 and under) and to groups of 10 or more. Other convenient ways to save include our popular season passes and concert cards. Due to our already low ticket prices, senior citizen discounts and rush tickets are not available at this time.
Students can purchase a ticket to any PCMS event for only $10 and can save even more through PCMS’ Unlimited Student Pass program, which allows full-time students 35 and under access to our entire concert season for just $35. Our popular Students and Young Friends email list also gives patrons 35 and under access to complimentary concert tickets at least once per month during the concert season.
PCMS concerts feature a wide variety of musicians, from internationally-acclaimed solo artists to the stars of tomorrow. String quartets, pianists, vocalists, wind virtuosi, and special event artists all feature prominently in PCMS’ annual 50-concert schedule.