First time at the OSM?
Here’s everything – and all – you need to know!
Even if you want to make an extra effort, this is your time to relax and enjoy. Only the musicians have a dress code to respect!
Unwrap any candy before the concert
The acoustics of the hall are so finely tuned you can hear a pin drop – so imagine what wrapper rustling sounds like!
Respect that everyone would like to enjoy the music without distraction
Remove your hat, turn off your phone and save conversation with your seatmate and selfies/photos for later.
Applaud when the conductor takes the stage
But remember that silences between musical movements are composed as part of the piece – at these points, silence is golden.
Return to your seats before the concert begins and before intermission is over – “Excuse me, excuse me” sounds polite but really isn’t.
If you need to leave the hall during the concert due to an emergency, we invite you to do so discreetly. Please note that you may be asked to wait until the end of a piece before re-entering the hall. To avoid disturbing other patrons, you may also be asked to wait at the back of the hall before returning to your seat.
ESPACE OSM : A great reason to arrive early!
We’ve created a new space right next to the Maison symphonique! Open before each concert, the Espace OSM is a completely free venue that allows you to explore the rich history of the OSM. You can also discover music in a different way thanks to the digital installations. A must-see!