• Directions & Parking

    Directions

    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
    1212 Cathedral St
    Baltimore, MD 21201


    Parking

    Cathedral Parking Garage
    Open during all Meyerhoff Symphony Hall events. Conveniently located at the northeast corner of Preston and Cathedral opposite the Meyerhoff; enter from Cathedral Street. $12 per car.

    Symphony Center Parking Garage
    Open during all Meyerhoff Symphony Hall events. Conveniently located adjacent to the Meyerhoff; enter from Park Avenue. $12 per car. 

    Parking for the Disabled
    Spaces are available in the parking garages.


    Public Transportation

    By Charm City Circulator
    The Charm City Circulator is a free shuttle that travels three routes in Baltimore City. The separate routes include the Green Route (City Hall to Fells Point to Johns Hopkins), the Purple Route (Penn Station to Federal Hill), and the Orange Route (Hollins Market to Harbor East). The shuttle is intended to reduce congestion and greenhouse gas pollution by offering a convenient, reliable and eco-friendly form of public transportation.

    By Bus
    Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is easily accessible from local routes 3 & 11.

    By Light Rail
    Exit the Light Rail at the Cultural Center stop. The hall is directly across Park Avenue to the south. Light Rail hours are Monday-Friday 6:00 am to 12:00 am; Saturday 11:00 am to 12:00 am; and Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    By Metro Subway
    Exit the subway at State Center Station. Walk one block east on Preston Street to Howard Street. Make a left on Howard then turn right on Dolphin heading east. Meyerhoff is on the right. Metro hours are Monday–Friday: 5 am to midnight; Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 6 am to midnight.

    By MARC Train (weekday service only)
    For MARC riders, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is just a short walk or cab ride from Baltimore Penn Station. After exiting the train, follow the signs in the station to Charles Street and walk south. Make a right onto Preston Street (the first street past the light at Mt. Royal Avenue). Follow Preston Street three blocks to Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, on the corner of Preston and Cathedral Streets.

    For fares, schedules, maps and other transit information, please visit http://www.mtamaryland.com or call 410.539.5000.

  • Restaurants

    Dining at the Meyerhoff

    Hours of Operation:
    One hour before performance through end of intermission.

    Deli Delights: $10 (Wraps)
    Ham, Roast Beef, Turkey, Curried Chicken, Tuna Salad, Veggie Wrap

    Beverages:

    Soda, Water, Juice, Coffee, Tea or Hot Chocolate: $3
    Cappuccino or Espresso: $4
    Cocktails: $8-10

    Wines: $7-8 | Champagne: $9

    Shiraz - Morse Code
    Chardonnay - Morse Code
    Pinot Grigio - Red Tree
    Pinot Noir - Red Tree
    White Zinfandel - Montevino
    Champagne - St. Renee's

    Bottled Beer: $7
    Bud Light
    Harpoon IPA
    Stella Artois

    Assorted Snacks: $3-4

    Assorted Cakes: $6

    *Based on availability. Menu items subject to change.


    Restaurant Symphony Specials

    Bring your BSO ticket to the following restaurants on the day of your concert, and enjoy these dining deals!

     Akbar

    Akbar
    15% off


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    Darbar
    15% off


     The Prime Rib 643X303 1  

    The Prime Rib
    Free cocktail (limit $15) with purchase of entrée


     Roys Logo2 

    Roy's Hawaiian Fusion
    Free potsticker appetizer


     RED MAPLE LOGO

    red maple
    15% off (before 7:00 pm)


     Shoofly 

    Shoo-Fly Diner
    15% off (10:00 pm-1:00 am)


     Waterstonelogo

    Waterstone Café & Grill
    Free dessert with purchase of dinner 
    or Buy one tapas, get one free

     


    Nearby Restaurants

    Soup’s On
    11 West Preston Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.528.1003

    Soup's On is a gourmet soup company offering freshly-prepared soups made daily. It is a family-owned company who prides itself on offering soups that are made all natural using no additives, preservatives or anything artificial. They have over 200 soup varieties including vegan, vegetarian, meat, seafood and dessert soups.

     

    City Café
    1001 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.539.4252

    Located at the corner of Cathedral & Eager Streets in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon Cultural District City Cafe is a neighborhood favorite with a citywide following.

    Our original menu of regionally inspired American cuisine features seasonal and all-natural ingredients. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily plus Brunch on both Saturdays and Sundays, City Cafe is great for all occasions.

    Our award winning food is served with warm hospitality in a stylish downtown setting. Parking is complimentary at night and all day on weekends. Reservations are recommended but not required.

     

    Sammy’s Trattoria
    1200 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.837.9999

    Sammy's Trattoria serves real, authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable yet elegant setting. Their homemade pastas, soups, stocks and meatballs are old family recipes made daily. They pride themselves in using only the freshest, best quality ingredients combined with traditional and thorough preparation.

     

    The Brewer’s Art
    1106 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.547.6925

    Set in a grand Mt. Vernon townhouse, The Brewer's Art offers many temptations for your palate. Chef Ray Kumm's seasonally changing menu features meats, fish, seafood, pasta, and vegetarian offerings. In addition to brewing beers on the premises, they offer a carefully picked selection of beers and fine wines from around the world, and one of Baltimore's best selections of scotches and spirits.

     

    red maple
    930 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.547.6925

    Since 2001, red maple's critically acclaimed restaurant has offered creative tapas plates with a global influence. Centrally located in Baltimore's Mt. Vernon cultural district, the lounge also serves as an excellent destination for happy hour and social events.

    Constructed inside a circa 1920s row house, red maple presents an updated vision of classic mid-century mod design. Created to meld as both restaurant and nightclub, red maple succeeds in bringing people together for unforgettable nights of shared moments.

     

    The Prime Rib
    1101 North Calvert Street | Baltimore, MD 21202

    410.539.1804

    Designed by brothers Buzz and Nick BeLer to evoke the elegant supper clubs of 1940′s Manhattan, The Prime Rib Restaurant opened in Baltimore in 1965.

    The Prime Rib quickly became a favorite destination. Our menu of prime meats, fresh seafood and thick chops was as appealing to diners in the 1960′s as it is today. Everything about The Prime Rib, from our tuxedoed waitstaff, top quality food, and live piano and bass music nightly was intended to make every occasion feel like a special one. “Dazzling this town with tender, aged steaks and pampering service since 1965″ says The Baltimore Sun.

     

    Tapas Teatro
    1711 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    410.332.0110

    Tapas Teatro is a local leader in the concept of tapas (small plate dining). They honor the tradition of tapas and regularly update their menu to include hot and cold dishes, salads, meats, fish, veggies, eggs and more. They offer a large selection of beers and wine, and of course the famed house made Sangria. At Tapas Teatro, the sampling, the mixing, the sharing, and the conversation are the experience.

  • Hotels

    Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court
    612 Cathedral Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

     

    Mount Vernon Hotel
    24 West Franklin Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    Whether in town for business, leisure or to visit one of the local universities, travelers can make the most of their trip by staying at the Mount Vernon Hotel. This historic property that puts guests within minutes of all there is to see and do in Charm City including the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and the National Aquarium.

     

    Hotel Brexton
    868 Park Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21201

    Escape the ordinary and immerse yourself in first-class service and accommodations in our brand new boutique hotel located in the heart of Baltimore. Rich colors and a trendy atmosphere set the tone for a luxurious experience. Our charming and historic hotel offers business and leisure guests the ultimate in comfort and style. We invite you to reacquaint yourself with dedicated service on an intimate scale, recapture the romance of travel and delight in the art of individuality.

     

    Home 2 Suites by Hilton
    8 East Pleasant Street | Baltimore, MD 21202

    Extended stay lodging aficionados will be duly impressed with the brand new Home2 Suites in Baltimore, Maryland. Our innovative downtown hotel welcomes business, government, and leisure travelers with friendly service, quality amenities, and spacious studio suites featuring king-size beds, sofa sleepers, and kitchens.

    Plus, we boast a convenient location near Inner Harbor that delivers close proximity to an array of specialty shops, appetizing restaurants, and unique attractions as well as universities, major corporations, and medical centers.

     

    Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
    101 West Fayette Street | Baltimore, MD 21201

    Ideally located in the heart of vibrant downtown Baltimore, directly across from the 1st Mariner Arena and only 2.5 blocks from the Baltimore Convention Center. The historic Inner Harbor is located just six blocks away, providing unique shopping, amazing dining and a variety of entertainment right on the picturesque waterfront. Enjoy spacious guest rooms and suites, state-of-the-art fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool and more.

     

    Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor
    222 St. Paul Place | Baltimore, MD 21202

    Genuine hospitality. Choose our Inner Harbor Baltimore hotel and discover why Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor has been regarded as a Charm City legend for more than two decades. Offering a distinct combination of comfort and convenience, with easy access to the city's best points of interest, our Baltimore hotel is certain to make your Maryland visit a memorable one. When you stay at our all-suite Embassy Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor hotel, you'll enjoy personalized service, thoughtful amenities and comfortably elegant guest rooms and suites.

  • Visit Baltimore

    Baltimore is one of the most influential cities in America. It is the home of the Ravens, the Orioles, crab cakes and, of course, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

    With such a rich and diverse history, it's no wonder that the place nicknamed "Charm City" gets so many visitors each year.


    In addition to your concert, here are a few other things you can do during your visit to Baltimore:

    American Visionary Art Museum
    The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore. It has 55,000 square feet of exhibit space and a permanent collection of 4,000 pieces, including works by visionary artists Ho Baron, Nek Chand, Ted Gordon, Clyde Jones, Leo Sewell, Vollis Simpson and Ben Wilson. It also includes over 40 pieces of work from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre of London. 

    B&O Railroad Museum
    Located among Baltimore City's historic southwest neighborhoods, at the original site of the historic Mt. Clare Shops, the B&O Railroad Museum is recognized universally as the birthplace of American railroading. The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum possesses the oldest, most historic and most comprehensive American railroad collections in the world. The Museum's roster of locomotives and rolling stock represent the first, last, best or only of their kind in existence today. 

    Baltimore Museum of Art
    Art has always had a strong hold on the city. The Baltimore Museum of Art houses work by some of the world's most honored artists, including Picasso, van Gogh and Renoir. With nearly 100,000 works, the museum promises to please art lovers of any age, skill or taste. It is couched between Charles Village and Remington, two northern Baltimore neighborhoods. 

    Baltimore Museum of Industry
    The Baltimore Museum of Industry, located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is home to over 100,000 objects that document the often overlooked people in history-the workers, small business people and citizens who built America. The collections are reminders of Baltimore's great history, explaining how the city developed from a small trading post to a thriving, industrial center of manufacturing and commerce in a few decades. 

    Camden Yards
    Perhaps nothing is more revered in Baltimore than its baseball team, the Orioles. The team is more than 100 years old, and is one of the eight original charter franchises in the American League. Camden Yards, one of the “new old stadiums,” is located just a few blocks from downtown Baltimore, giving it easy access to visitors and residents alike.

    Fort McHenry National Monument
    One of the world's most popular pieces of music was created at this location. In 1814, Francis Scott Key, a professional lawyer and amateur poet, wrote what would become some of the most recognizable lyrics in the history of music: The Star-Spangled Banner. Today's wannabe tunesmiths can walk the grounds, summoning up the spirits of those who laid down more than just their quills.

    HarborPlace Amphitheater
    This open-air venue plays host to jazz, funk and blues festivals, songwriting recitals by professional and upstart musicians, and performance art from magicians and dancers. As great as the acts are that step on stage, the price tag – free – is even more impressive. 

    Maryland Science Center
    The Maryland Science Center, located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, features three levels of exhibits, a planetarium, an observatory and an IMAX theater. 

    National Aquarium
    The National Aquarium, with over 1 million visitors a year, proves Baltimore is one of the great port towns of the world. This waterlife zoo is home to over 16,000 specimens, such as the bottlenose dolphin, roughtail stingray and bonnethead shark. Reasonable prices make it one of the best things to do in Baltimore.

    Port Discovery
    Ranked among the top five children's museums in the United States, Port Discovery Children's Museum offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs for children ages birth through 10. 

    Reginald F. Lewis Museum
    A major Inner Harbor attraction, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is the largest African American museum on the East Coast. It highlights the history and accomplishments of Maryland's African American community, featuring exhibitions and resource centers.

    Sports Legend Museum at Camden Yards
    Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards opened to the public on May 14, 2005. The Museum occupies the basement and first floor of Camden Station with 22,000 square feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits, transforming the Station into one of the most spectacular sports museums in America. 

    Top of the World Observation Level
    Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore 's skyline, harbor and beyond. Located on the 27 th floor of the World Trade Center, this city attraction featuring a 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about local attractions, hotels and neighborhoods. 

    Walters Art Museum
    The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The collection presents an overview of world art from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe, and counts among its many treasures Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi; medieval ivories and Old Master paintings; Art Nouveau jewelry and 19th-century European and American masterpieces. 

  • Tickets

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    Click here for our service fee and exchange policies.

    Purchasing Tickets Online

    Tickets purchased through BSOmusic.org are subject to a $4 per ticket service fee, or $3 per ticket for subscribers. Orders for subscription packages are subject to a $12 per order processing fee. We do not charge fees for ticket delivery.

    Purchasing Tickets in Person

    The ticket office is open 60 minutes prior to each performance and through intermission.

    Daily hours of operation are:
    Monday–Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday–Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.

    The Ticket Office is closed New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4, Sundays in Summer, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Please call 410.783.8000 for holiday hours between Christmas and
    New Year's Day.

    Ticket Office Parking: Free short-term parking is available in the Meyerhoff driveway at the Ticket Office entrance for purchasing tickets.


    Purchasing Tickets by Phone

    410.783.8000 or toll-free 1.877.BSO.1444

    Monday–Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Saturday–Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.

    TTY via Maryland Relay for Maryland residents at 711 or out of state at 1.800.735.2258

    Ticket purchases made by phone are subject to $4 per ticket in service fees.


    Purchasing Tickets by Fax

    Fax your order with credit card information to 410.783.8131.

    Please include your name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers, the performance date and time, the number of tickets and ticket prices.

    There is no fee for purchasing by fax. 


    Purchasing Tickets by Mail

    Mail your order with credit card information or check to:

    The BSO Ticket Office
    1212 Cathedral Street
    Baltimore, MD 21201.

    Please include your name, address, daytime and evening phone numbers, the performance date and time, the number of tickets and ticket prices. 


    Seating Chart

    Click here to view a Meyerhoff seating chart and plan your next visit to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.


    Misplaced Tickets

    Should you misplace your tickets or forget to bring them to the performance, please go to the Ticket Office for replacement tickets.


    Ticket Donations

    Don't let your tickets go to waste! Please consider returning your unused ticket to the BSO at for a tax-deductible donation. If you are unable to use your tickets, they can be returned by mail, fax or in person by 5:00 p.m. the day of the performance.

  • History

    The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall has been the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since its opening on September 16, 1982. Among the most recognizable structures in Baltimore, the unique, circular building has become the artistic and cultural hub of Baltimore, serving as a world-class performance space for the BSO. Named for the late Baltimore philanthropist and former BSO president, Joseph Meyerhoff, the 2,443-seat hall has been hailed for its pristine acoustics and versatility.

    The building was uniquely designed by the architectural firms of Pietro Belluschi, Inc. and Jung/Brannen Associates, and combined glass, brick and wood to create both an elegant and modern concert hall. The hall was constructed without flat walls or ninety-degree angles and posesses state of the art acoustics that use a series of convex curves to avoid concentration of sound. Mounted above the stage were 18 convex curved discs suspended at different angles to reflect the sound from the Orchestra evenly throughout the hall. Every one of the 2,443 seats has an unobstructed view of the stage, and it is one of the few halls in the country that has box seats over the stage.

    In 1997, the BSO began a five-year renovation. The work culminated in the summer of 2001 with the installation of a new acoustic canopy, replacing the original convex disks. The canopy has been designed to more effectively blend the sound of the orchestra on stage and to better project the sound into the Hall. Additional renovations have been completed behind the scenes to improve the overall performance experience for musicians and audiences, such as a renovated and modernized musicians’ lounges and dressing rooms, a green room renamed the Zamoiski Room in honor of the BSO’s Chairman Emeritus, Calman “Buddy” Zamoiski and his wife, Ellen, improved accessibility for patrons with physical disabilities, and the creation of the Georgia and Peter Angelos Governing Members Lounge.

    Most recently, in the fall of 2007, Maestra Marin Alsop’s dressing room was the subject of a “dressing room makeover,” featured in Style Magazine. Consulting closely with Maestra Alsop, a team of local designers transformed the space into a stylish, contemporary suite.

  • Rent the Meyerhoff

    The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is proud to serve as the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Marin Alsop.  With a seated capacity of 2,443, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is ideally suited for a variety of events.  In our more than 30 year history, we have hosted a variety of diverse events including symphonic music, contemporary artists, jazz and gospel performances to family and community events, comedy shows and rock concerts.

    In addition to our state-of-the-art auditorium, our expanded lobby space and adjacent rooms are ideal for receptions, galas and banquets, private parties, weddings and other large-scale events. We also provide pre-tour rehearsal space for musical artists and other productions.

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