Concert Q+A

Pre-Concert Lectures
Music Director Scott Seaton presents a free informal and informative talk in the concert hall one hour before each Masterwork performance.

Late Seating Policy
Evening performances begin promptly at 7:30pm, matinees at 2pm. Latecomers will be seated by an usher at the first suitable break in the music. Your cooperation is appreciated.

In consideration of fellow concert-goers, please use discretion when bringing young children. Regardless of age, all children are required to have a ticket, and should be able to sit quietly throughout the performance.

Recorders and Cameras
As a courtesy to the musicians and other audience members, large cameras and recorders are not allowed in the theatre. Video and photography are prohibited during the concert. However, selfies and other social content are encouraged before and after the concert.

Cell Phones, “iStuff” and Watches, Oh My!
Please turn all electronic devices off or on “silent” before the concert begins. We bear no responsibility for mob retaliation against those who disturb the performance!

Food and Drink
Concessions are available for purchase in the lobby before the concert and during intermission. Food is not allowed inside the auditorium; however, drinks are permitted with purchase of an approved beverage cup from the Cascade Theatre or Chico Performances.

Smoking is not allowed in the theater or lobby. Outside areas are subject to restrictions set by state law for public buildings. CSU Chico, home of Laxson Auditorium, is a non-smoking campus.

Facilities are available on the first and second floors of Laxson Auditorium and the Cascade Theater.

Special Seating
The North State Symphony offers special seating for patrons with limited mobility. Please call 898-6333 in Chico or 243-8877 in Redding for details.

Ticket Information
Tickets for Chico concerts are available through the University Box Office at 898-6333. Redding concert tickets are available through the Cascade Theatre Box Office at 243-8877. For special performances, contact the North State Symphony for details: 530-898-5984.

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We'd Love to Hear from You!
For questions, comments, or just to say "hello," contact Executive Director Elizabeth Quivey, Executive Director, by calling 530-898-5984, emailing or writing to her at: North State Symphony, 400 W. First Street, Chico, CA 95929-0805