H+H Health + Safety Guidelines

The Handel and Haydn Society is deeply committed to the health and safety of our audience members, staff, and musicians. All musicians and staff are vaccinated, and we will follow all C.D.C., state, and venue guidelines. Please check back to this page of our website often – we will post updates throughout the season, as they occur. We will offer flexible ticketing policies, should you have any health issues or concerns. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Box Office to discuss them, at 617.266.3605; Mon – Thurs, 9 AM – 5 PM.


For performances scheduled at Symphony Hall:

  • The COVID protocols for the fall period of the 2021–22 season at Symphony Hall, October 8-November 28, will require audience members to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result, either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance or an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours. Options for proof of vaccination include showing a vaccination card, a photo of the card, or a digital vaccine record upon entering Symphony Hall. Proof of a negative test will be accepted for children under age 12. The fall protocols will also require mask wearing except when patrons are actively eating and drinking, but will not include physical distancing. These COVID protocols will apply to all visitors to Symphony Hall. They are consistent with COVID protocols recently announced by other performance arts spaces and theaters in the Greater Boston area. For performances taking place after November 28, we will issue a protocol update later in the fall.
  • Touchless ticketing will be preferred. Your H+H tickets will be delivered to your mobile phone. Printed tickets will be available upon request.
  • In recognition of patron preference for flexibility, H+H is offering ticket buyers exchanges or credits up until 24 hours before the start of each performance until further notice.
  • Symphony Hall’s air handling systems were evaluated and upgraded as necessary to provide enhanced ventilation and filtration, including filtration with a MERV13 or higher rating on recirculated air systems and bringing in 100% outdoor air at increased rates of ventilation.
  • Symphony Hall also has achieved the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities, indicating that it has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning and disinfection and infectious disease prevention. Learn more at gbac.org. In addition, Symphony Hall has earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement, and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and into the future.


For performances scheduled for St. Cecilia Parish, Boston
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  • In accordance with the City of Boston requirements, mask wearing will be required while inside for all people over the age of two. Face coverings may be removed while actively eating or drinking.
  • Touchless ticketing will be preferred. Your H+H tickets will be delivered to your mobile phone. Printed tickets will be available upon request.
  • We are monitoring conditions and will continue to update these guidelines as conditions and governmental guidelines warrant.


For performances scheduled for First Church, Cambridge:

  • Touchless ticketing will be preferred. Your H+H tickets will be delivered to your mobile phone. Printed tickets will be available upon request.
  • We are monitoring conditions and will continue to update these guidelines as conditions and governmental guidelines warrant.
Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky
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