Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra


Ask away! The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra promises to provide a fun and transparent symphony experience for all who enter.
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If you don’t know what to expect when attending the symphony, read on. Don’t be intimidated, we promise an inviting experience whether it’s your first or your 51st.

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It’s up to you! Contrary to what many think, formal wear is not required. Business casual is common. Concert goers dress in suits, sweaters and khakis. Wear what’s comfortable.

  • Applause is a greeting and shows appreciation to the artists. Traditionally, patrons applaud when the concertmaster takes the stage and again to greet the conductor and any soloists. 

  • Musical works often have three or more movements (sections), as noted in the program. During the short pause between each movement, it’s customary to refrain from applauding. After the final movement, we encourage applauding to your heart’s content.

  • Still not sure? Clap when the conductor turns around or steps off the podium. Or wait until the rest of the audience begins clapping!

Children four years and older are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket. The Summer Pops concert and children’s concerts are perfect for children under six.

Concert length varies, with most performances lasting about two hours, including one intermission.

Yes. There is one 15-minute intermission. Feel free to use the restroom and stretch your legs.

The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra performs mainly classical pieces, but we throw in a twist of pop-oriented pieces to keep things fresh, innovative and fun. There’s always something for the whole family to love.

Video, pictures and audio recordings are prohibited, but we encourage attendees to share their experience with friends and family on social media before the concert, during intermission or afterwards.

To volunteer, view our volunteer opportunities to learn more. If you’re a musician looking to continue your performing career, email

The Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra performs in the historic Stefanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts. This acoustically tuned theatre seats over 1,100 attendees and has a beautifully appointed stage. The theatre was opened in 1928 and following an extensive renovation was re-opened in 2001. For more information about the historic Weill Center, click here.

No carry-ins are allowed, but beverages and snacks are available for purchase at concession stations.

In addition to on-street parking, there are four parking lots near the theatre. Parking is free on weekends, holidays and after 5pm on weekdays. Handicapped parking is available near the concert hall on Niagara Avenue. The main entrance on Eighth Street is available for patron drop-off.

We suggest arriving 20 to 30 minutes before the concert is scheduled to begin, to give you time to find your seat and read the program notes. Ticket holders who come late will not be seated until after the first piece is done. Attendees who must leave the hall before or during a piece will not be reseated until after it’s concluded. Please remain in your seat until the concert has ended, out of respect for musicians and guests.

As Sheboygan’s musical treasure for over a century, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra has touched the lives of many. Generous donations allow us to make a lasting impact in Sheboygan. Our symphony makes the Sheboygan community a more attractive place to live, work and raise a family.

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If you enjoy and appreciate the high-quality, live classical music presented by the talented musicians in our area, please consider making a donation.

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