Audience Information

2022-23 Audience Guidelines

Updated September 30, 2022

We look forward to welcoming members of the public to our 2022-23 concert season.

Masks are not required for audience members. Common areas (including lobbies, hallways and Talbot Eatery) and concert venues are mask-friendly environments, where wearing a mask is your personal choice and no one should make you feel uncomfortable regardless of your decision. 

Please complete the Provincial self-assessment tool before arriving on campus. 

For full campus guidelines, visit Western's COVID-19 webpage. All questions about event attendance at the Don Wright Faculty of Music may be directed to 

Tickets are now available for purchase for 2022-23 opera performances and the annual Parsons and Poole Concert. Visit the respective event webpage to purchase tickets.

Concert programs are available online only, and can be downloaded in advance or upon arrival with your smartphone. Printed concert programs are no longer available except for ticketed events (opera and Parsons and Poole).

Quick links

Music Events Calendar (including all student ensemble and opera events)
Livestream performances
Student ensembles and performance groups
Support the Don Wright Faculty of Music - direct your donation to the Don Wright Faculty of Music, including targeted support for student scholarships, visiting artists and the opera program
Visitor parking information 

General Audience Information

In case of emergency, please notify an usher for assistance.

Good scents policy: All buildings are scent-free.

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Please wait for an appropriate break in the performance before entering the hall.


The use of camera and recording devices is strictly prohibited due to copyright and privacy legislation. Please turn off all electronic devices.


Advance arrangements must be made to ensure space (groups of 8 or more). Contact or 519-661-2111 x80532. Teachers and band/orchestra/choir leaders – learn more about campus visits for school children and prospective music students.


Talbot College and the Music Building are equipped with an elevator and ramp access. Seating in the theatre is limited. To ensure accommodation, please notify the box office at 519-672-8800 – ideally two days in advance – if you require special accommodations for seating. Additional questions can be directed to the Don Wright Faculty of Music at 519-661-3767 or


Significant changes have been made by Western’s Parking Services department. Campus rates and availability vary by lot and time of use. Pay-and-display and credit card entry visitor parking is available in the Talbot Lot and throughout campus. Please pay close attention to all parking lot signage for changes. All spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. For complete visitor parking information by lot, including rates and information on complimentary weekend parking, visit the Parking Services website or call 519-661-3973.


Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are free of charge and no advance booking is required. For ticketed performances (opera and Parsons and Poole), advance ticket purchase online is strongly recommended. If you are unable to purchase online (Visit opera and Parsons and Poole webpages), to order by phone or for box office assistance, please call (519) 661-2111 ext 83391 to leave a message. Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up at the venue up to one hour before performance start time. Valid student ID is required to pick up student tickets. Advance tickets are available until 11:59pm Eastern time the day before each performance. If tickets are still available at the door, ticket cost is an additional $5.

Ticket tips and FAQ

Most of the 350+ recitals and concerts held each year at the Don Wright Faculty of Music are free. The decision to charge admission to select performances is for cost-recovery purposes, when production costs outweigh the curriculum’s budget allotment. Thank you for supporting our students and facilities!


Advance tickets

In general, “advance tickets” are available up to 11:59pm (Eastern time) the day for a performance. Visit opera and Parsons and Poole webpages to purchase.

Door sales

In general, it’s a good idea to purchase tickets in advance whenever possible. All door sales cost $5 more than the advance ticket price. Tickets are available for purchase at the door of the concert or event approximately 45 minutes beforehand. Availability of tickets at the door varies between each event. 

Reserved seating

All event seating is unreserved and seating is first-come-first-served in 2022-23, including opera.

Still have questions? Please call 519-661-3767 or email

Smoking Policy

Effective July 1, 2019, smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus. This rule is in effect at all times (including weekends, evenings and during intermission) and includes all visitors to campus. Thank you for your understanding and patience. For more information, visit

Donations and Sponsorships

To support students and faculty, charitable donations can be made online or by mail to:

Don Wright Faculty of Music
Western University
1151 Richmond Street North
London, Ontario N6A 3K7

You may also discuss donation and sponsorship opportunities with:

Karmen Ferraro
Senior Development Officer
519-661-2111 x85695

Stay up to date

Check the master events calendar online for changes to the schedule before you leave home.

Sign up for our monthly events e-mail to hear about schedule changes and 150+ more events than ones listed in the concert brochure.

View all schedule changes from the printed brochure (distributed in August) on the concert brochure webpage.

To request a physical copy of the printed concert brochure, send your name and full address to The concert brochure may also be viewed online.

General event inquiries