Your All-Access Pass to Enjoy Great Music


The Oakland Symphony is proud to announce the launch of Hall Pass, a new program offering free access to the full concert experience for eligible community members facing financial challenges.


Symphony Hall Pass holders can receive up to four (4) FREE tickets to all Oakland Symphony performances.


Who Is Eligible?

Members of our community receiving financial assistance from the State of California, as well as Active, Guard, and Reserve Military Households. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Health and Human Services and by our partner organizations specializing in providing no-cost or low-cost services to individuals and families receiving state assistance.

Which Concerts Are Included?

The 2018-2019 Concerts included in the program are:

Swing and Soul – Let Us Break Bread Together – December 16, 2018
To Belong Here: Notes from the African Diaspora – January 25, 2019
An Evening with Emanuel Ax – February 8, 2019
“Si, Se Puede”: Dolores Huerta’s Playlist – February 22, 2019
I Raise Up My Voice – March 22, 2019
West Side Story – May 10, 2019

How Do I Get My Hall Pass?

Hall Pass cards are available from a number of our partner organizations. Click HERE to see a list of current Hall Pass Partner Agencies and Organizations.

Individuals receiving any form of public assistance through the Alameda County Social Services agency should email Sylvia Soublet at

Active, Guard, and Reserve Military Households should email

If you work for a not-for-profit or social service organization and are interested in becoming a distributing partner for Hall Pass, please fill out our Partner Interest Form!

How Do I Reserve My Tickets?*

Call the Oakland Symphony Box Office: (510) 444-0802, Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm. Make sure to have your Hall Pass ID number available.

How Do I Pick Up My Tickets?

Tickets are available at the Oakland Symphony offices during business hours or the Will Call window at the concert starting 90 minutes before the performance.

Support for this program is provided by the Wallace Foundation.

Transportation assistance may be available. Contact for more information.

*Availability is subject to change without notice. Tickets are available while supplies last. Seats will be determined by the Oakland Symphony. Hall Pass may not be used in conjunction with other offers. Contact information will be required to reserve tickets.