BSO and Tanglewood Revolutionize Digital Ticketing Options for 2013

eTickets make it easier for friends to meet at Tanglewood. Just email tickets to friends who can print them out at home or flash their smartphone when they arrive.

eTickets make it easier for friends to meet at Tanglewood. Just email tickets to friends who can print them out at home or flash their smartphone when they arrive.

The airlines, movie theatres and a few of the larger venues have been doing print-at-home ticketing for some time now, but in a new twist unveiled by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, they are going to go even further. Their new E-ticketing option allows patrons to designate tickets for their friends and family, and to send them via email.

The new BSO eTickets – available for most Tanglewood events as well* – allows patrons to easily access their tickets via a smartphone through their accounts at The eTickets, which will be displayed on the smartphone with a barcode, will be scanned by an usher as patrons enter Symphony Hall. The eTicketing option, which can be accessed by all patrons regardless of the ticket delivery method chosen at point of purchase, allows patrons who may have lost their tickets or left them at home to gain access to them through their account on their smartphones. Additionally, a patron can conveniently send an eTicket to friend in the event that the friend is arriving at a performance separately, eliminating the need for all attendees to be present at the same time to gain admittance.

More information from their news release:

Print at Home tickets offers patrons who purchase their tickets through or by phone (888-266-1200) the option to print their concert tickets at home at their convenience, eliminating the need to have the tickets held at the box office “will call” window or sent by mail.  Patrons purchasing tickets online at can select the “Print at Home” option when checking out, which will trigger an email to be sent that will contain their tickets in an attached PDF document.  These Print at Home tickets will be scanned by an usher as patrons enter Symphony Hall.

Subscriptions for the BSO’s 2012-13 season are available as are tickets for events at the Tanglewood Music Festival.  Single tickets for the BSO are priced from $30 to $124. Regular-season Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings are priced from $30 to $114; Friday afternoons are priced from $31 to $107; concerts on Friday and Saturday evenings are priced from $33 to $124. Tickets may be purchased by phone through SymphonyCharge (617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200), online through the BSO’s website (, or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). There is a $6.25 service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone through SymphonyCharge.


Tickets, priced from $9 to $117, can be purchased online at, by phone at 888-266-1200, or by visiting the Symphony Hall box office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston. For complete Tanglewood ticket information please see our detailed information below.

You may also want to consult the original season announcement (Click Me), the Week by Week Synopsis (Click Me) or our detailed Day by Day Schedule Information (Click Me).

The 2013 Tanglewood season offers music lovers a spectacular variety of musical guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood’s rich tradition of presenting summertime concerts at their best since 1937. Widely known as one of the world’s most beloved music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood is situated in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.


A limited number of Rush Tickets for Boston Symphony Orchestra subscription concerts on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons are set aside to be sold on the day of a performance. These tickets are sold at $9 each, one to a customer, at the Symphony Hall Box Office. For Friday afternoon concerts Rush Tickets are available beginning at 10 a.m. For Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evening concerts Rush Tickets are available beginning at 5 p.m.

The BSO’s 40=$20 program allows patrons under the age of 40 to purchase tickets for $20. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis on both the orchestra and balcony levels. There is a limit of one pair per performance, but patrons may attend as many performances as desired.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra offers groups advanced ticket reservations and flexible payment options for BSO concerts at Symphony Hall. Groups of 20 or more may take advantage of ticket discounts, backstage tours, clinics, and master classes. Pre- and post-concert dining options and private function space are available. More information is available through the group sales office at

The BSO College Card and High School Card are the best way for students and aspiring young musicians to experience the BSO on a regular basis. For only $25 (College Card) or $10 (High School Card) students can attend most BSO concerts at no additional cost by registering the card online to receive text and email notifications of real-time ticket availability.

American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Diners Club, and Discover (in person or by mail) and cash (in person only) are all accepted at the Symphony Hall Box Office. Gift certificates are available in any amount and may be used toward the purchase of tickets (subject to availability) to any Boston Symphony Orchestra or Boston Pops performance at Symphony Hall or Tanglewood. Gift certificates may also be used at the Symphony Shop to purchase merchandise.

Tanglewood is handicapped accessible. Patrons with disabilities can also access Boston’s Symphony Hall through the Massachusetts Avenue lobby or the Cohen Wing on Huntington Avenue. An access service center, accessible restrooms, and elevators are available inside the Cohen Wing entrance. For ticket information, call the Access Services Administrator at 617-638-9431 or TDD/TTY 617-638-9289.

*Tickets for Tanglewood events are available, with the following exceptions: eTickets are not available for TMC Chamber Performances, FCM, and the family concert.

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