FAQ

Buying Tickets

How do I buy tickets?

The easiest way is to buy online through our secure, encrypted ticket-buying system.

You can also buy tickets:

  • by phone (360.373.1722)
  • at our downtown Bremerton Office (645 4th Street, Suite 206)
  • at our customer service table at the concert venue starting one hour before the concert, subject to availability.
What are my ticket delivery options?
  • Print-at-home tickets: Your tickets will arrive via email – all you have to do is print them out before the concert! If you have trouble finding your tickets, you can try checking your junk mail folder and adding info@bremertonsymphony.org to your address book.
  • Will call: Pick up your tickets at the concert venue starting one hour before the concert.
  • Mail: Receive your tickets by mail if you order at least two weeks before the concert.
I lost my ticket! What should I do?

We can help you with that. Call the symphony office or stop by the customer service table in the lobby at the concert.

Can I exchange my tickets?

You can generally exchange tickets by contacting the symphony office (subject to availability). A nominal fee may apply, unless you are a subscriber. The deadline for all exchanges is 3:00 pm on the Friday before the concert.

Tickets to Special Concerts and Events are not eligible for exchanges.
Except in the unlikely event of a concert cancellation, Bremerton WestSound Symphony does not offer refunds.

Will the concert be cancelled because of inclement weather?

Cancellations are exceedingly rare, but they are always announced on our homepage and social media as early as possible. In the event a concert is cancelled you will receive information about whether the concert has been rescheduled and an overview of your options. 

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes! You’ll get the best discounts by subscribing to a series of concerts, available in fixed packages or Choose Your Own package. Our packages change from season to season so check the website frequently! Subscribers receive the lowest ticket prices, plus early access to added programs throughout the year.

We also offer discounted tickets for students, military members, and Groups of 10 or more.


Planning Your Visit

What do I need to know before my first concert?

We have a beginners guide that has everything you need to know before you go!

What accessibility accommodations are available?

Please contact the symphony office if you have accessibility questions. We will make every effort to meet your needs.

Can I bring my kids?

In general, all Bremerton WestSound Symphony concerts are family friendly. Some concerts, like Movie Music, include film clips which may contain content not be suitable for young children (PG).

Regardless of age, all concertgoers must have a ticket, and anyone who causes a disruption to other concertgoers will be asked to leave.

Can I use my phone in concerts?

You might be surprised to hear that we sometimes encourage you to take pictures with your phone, or to participate on social media. Most of the time, though, we’ll ask you to silence your phone before the concert begins. If you aren’t sure, just ask an usher and they’ll be glad to let you know. The best photo opportunities are right before the conductor arrives and immediately following the concert.

Audio and video recording are discouraged at Bremerton WestSound Symphony concerts out of respect for the performers and your fellow concertgoers.

Can I wear perfume?

In consideration of those with fragrance allergies, please don’t wear strong perfumes at the concert.

Where should I stay in Kitsap County? Where should I eat?

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite local restaurants ad places to rest your head that you may enjoy while visiting the Kitsap Peninsula.


At the Concert

Where is Will Call?

You’ll find the Will Call table right outside the concert venue entrance. Symphony staff and volunteers will be available one hour before the concert begins.

Can I eat or drink in the hall?

You can bring a water bottle into any concert, but all other food and drinks must be consumed in the lobby area at Classical Concerts.

At the Bremerton Performing Arts Center, food and drinks from concessions can sometimes be brought into the hall at Special Concerts – just ask an usher if you are unsure.

Is there late seating?

Yes, at a suitable break in the program. This is usually after the first piece or at intermission, as determined by the program. Ushers will be available to assist and answer questions.

I lost something at the concert. What should I do?

Call the Bremerton WestSound Symphony office. 360.373.1722


About the Music

What is a symphony orchestra?

A symphony orchestra is an ensemble made up of string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Bremerton WestSound Symphony plays music from many different genres and styles.

How many members are in Bremerton WestSound Symphony?

Bremerton WestSound Symphony has an orchestra, a chorale, and a Jazz Youth group. There are a total of 122 members, but you’ll notice that each concert features more or fewer musicians depending on the music performed.

Where can I learn more about the music?
  • Symphony emails: Sign up to receive emails with stories about the music, the guest artists, our musicians, and more!
  • Pre-Concert Chat: Get to performances at the Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center an hour before concerts to enjoy a lively pre-concert discussion with Maestro Alan Futterman.
  • Online: Visit our concert pages to read program notes, discover recommended recordings, and learn about the performers in the weeks leading up to the concert. You’ll also find this information in your program book when you arrive at the concert
How do I volunteer with the Symphony?

We couldn’t do our work in the community without the support of a dedicated team of volunteers, who donate their time to everything from helping out around the office to box office ticket sales.

Do you accept charitable donations?

Bremerton WestSound Symphony donors make everything we do possible. Contact the symphony office and we can answer any questions you may have. You can also donate now by clicking the link below.