We want your concert experience at the Delaware Symphony to be comfortable and enjoyable.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our concerts:

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Single tickets — purchased in advance by calling 302-656-7442 or online at delawaresymphony.org — can be held at our Will Call tables in your name directly inside the doors to the main entrance of The Grand Opera House for Classics concerts or the DuPont Country Club for Chamber concerts. For Lewes Classics concerts, our Will Call table will be located near the entrance to the performance space inside Cape Henlopen High School. 

Subscription tickets are mailed together when payment is received in full for the order.  If you have misplaced your tickets, please call Director of Patron Services Hannah Leposa at 302-656-7442 for replacements.

Parking lots for Wilmington concerts are available at the DoubleTree Hotel, directly behind The Grand Opera House at 700 N. King Street and at the Mid-Town Park Garage, located at 805 N Orange Street.

Parking for the Lewes concerts can be easily found in the Cape Henlopen High School parking lot.

For Wilmington concerts, Market Street and the surrounding Downtown Business District offer a variety of delectable restaurants, all within a short walk of The Grand. The fare ranges from traditional American to fusion to upscale dining.  Many offer locally sourced food and drink as well.

In addition, The Grand Opera House offers a full bar and concessions onsite, but please note: ALL Grand Opera House concessions are CASHLESS (i.e., electronic payment only). 

A sampling of some of our favorite Wilmington restaurant choices include:

  • The Quoin Hotel (located at 6th & Market Streets) is the Official Hotel of The Delaware Symphony Orchestra. The hotel houses a full-service restaurant, a speakeasy on the bottom floor (called Simmer Down), and a scenic rooftop bar. Dining discounts are available for DSO patrons at The Quoin restaurant on concert performance days; bring your DSO print program to validate.  
  • Chelsea Tavern (located directly across Market Street from The Grand)
  • Stitch House Brewery (also across Market Street from The Grand)
  • DE.CO (a multi-venue food hall located inside the DuPont Building at 10th & Market Streets)
  • Bardea Food & Drink (located a few blocks down Market Street from The Grand at 6th & Market Streets)
  • La Fia (located a short walk away at 4th & Market Streets, across from The Queen)

For Lewes performances at Cape Henlopen High School, there are a number of restaurants in and around downtown Lewes, with some fun options nearby to the school. 

Some of our favorites in the Lewes area are:

Some concertgoers may dress up; others may dress more casually (e.g., Business or business-casual attire) for DSO concerts.  However, what matters most is your concert experience — not how you look — so we encourage all our patrons to wear what makes you fashionably comfortable!

Our performance venue doors (Copeland Hall in Wilmington and Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes) open one hour before the performance time (i.e., 6:30 p.m. in Wilmington; 1:30 p.m. in Lewes).  We make every effort to begin on time. Please allow ample time to park, pick up your tickets, and settle in.

Concerts average around two hours, usually including a 20-minute intermission. Doors open approximately one hour before concert start times. 

Each printed program contains notes about the music included in that evening’s performance.  Our venues (Copeland Hall in Wilmington and Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes) open for patrons one hour before the performance begins.  You are welcome to arrive at that time to get settled in, to read about and become familiar with the music being performed.