Day of Concert
For concerts at the Orpheum Theater, parking is located on streets and in garages in the Central Business District. Click here for information about parking at all LPO concert venues.
We also recommend using Spot Hero, which is a parking reservation service that lets you find and reserve hourly and event parking at different areas in the city.
We recommend showing up at least 30 minutes before concerts. This allows you time to park, get to the concert venue, and find your seats. Please see your ticket for door opening and performance start times.
Our ushers will let you into the hall at the earliest break in the performance that is not distracting for audience members. At the Orpheum Theater, late seating will take place on the Gallery (3rd) level. You may find your originally-assigned seats after intermission.
Most LPO concerts are approximately 90 minutes in length, and sometimes include a 20-minute intermission. Refer to the concert pages on our website for exact timings.
The Orpheum Theater is located in close proximity to many of the main streetcar and bus routes in town. Click here for a full listing of all RTA routes.
Dress & Etiquette
There isn’t a dress code so that’s up to you! You may dress according to your personal preference, ranging from casual to formal, though business casual is the most popular choice.
In the classical music world, some pieces of music are made up of multiple sections (called movements). Examples of these include symphonies and concertos. For these works, it’s a tradition for the audience to hold their applause until after the very last movement. If you are ever in doubt, it’s always safe to clap when everyone else does! Some performances are less formal than others so clapping is not discouraged if the performance moves you to do so.
We’ve got you covered! For ticket reprints before the concert, call LPO Patron Services at 504-523-6530, option 2 or email email@example.com before 12:00pm the day of the performance. If you are already at the concert venue, stop by the LPO Patron Services desk near Will Call, and we’ll reprint them on-site.
The LPO does not issue refunds, but does offer exchanges.
For exchanges, call LPO Patron Services at 504-523-6530, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrons can also donate the value of their tickets as a tax deduction charitable contribution.
Student tickets are available for $10 and while they can be purchased at the door, we encourage securing the ticket ahead of time. Student tickets are held Will Call and may only be picked up with a valid student ID. Advance student tickets are only available when purchased with a full-price ticket from Price Zone 3 or lower. To purchase student tickets in advance, call the LPO Patron Services Office at 504-523-6530, option 2.
Another option is our Student Passport – a $25 season pass to all of our concerts.
The LPO offers seating for individuals with accessible needs. Accessible seats may be purchased over the phone by calling LPO Patron Services at 504-523-6530, option 2.
Yes, the LPO offers exclusive ticket discounts for groups of 10 people or more! Visit our Groups page to learn more and submit a ticket request for your group.
The LPO offers many exciting opportunities for young people, including Family Concerts, Parks Concerts, and family-friendly holiday concerts. The LPO’s traditional classical concerts, however, are not appropriate for children under the age of 6. Click here for more information about all of the LPO’s family and educational offerings.
All photography and video recording of LPO events is prohibited without explicit and written permission from orchestra administration.
The Orpheum Theater offers a variety of bar services and drinks are allowed in the concert hall. Food and beverages are not permitted inside performance halls unless otherwise advertised. Music at the Museum policies vary by performance venue; check concert page for specific food and beverage policies.
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The LPO monitors the weather conditions closely for all outdoor events. If a performance should be postponed or cancelled, the LPO will let you know as soon as possible via telephone, text message, or email as well as updating the website.
The LPO performs free park concerts in many regions, including in New Orleans, Metairie, Mandeville, and Slidell! Check the upcoming events calendar for more information.
The LPO offers music education programs for students of all ages. To learn more, visit the Education section of our website.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email your question or call LPO Patron Services at 504-523-6530, option 2 or email email@example.com