Looking for a good place to eat before the concert? Have you never been to the Symphony and you aren’t sure what to wear or where to park? Need to know where the local watering holes are for after the concert? Here is a step-by-step concert timeline of how you can plan for your concert experience for a hassle-free guide to the Symphony.
Men – You’ll see tuxes and bow ties on stage, but you can leave yours at home. Dress ranges from suit and tie to nice jeans/slacks and a collared shirt.
Women - Dresses, skirts, slacks, all are fine.
Rule of thumb: Come in what you are comfortable in. There will be suits and dresses, but there will also be jeans and slacks.
Make sure you have them, and remember to leave a little extra time if you need to purchase them at the window or grab them from will call. The line can get pretty long!
We suggest you make reservations between one and a half to two hours prior to the concert. Consider the size of your party, the restaurant’s distance from Century II and how long you’d like to linger. There are several options for dinner in Downtown Wichita of all price ranges which are close to the Symphony.
Click here for a full listing of restaurants and their locations, websites, phone numbers for reservations and price ranges.
Arriving at the Symphony
To ensure you are seated on time, please arrive at Century II at least half an hour before the concert. The meters in the South lot of Century II must be fed. You can view a parking map from Wichita Downtown Development here.
To avoid lines, we suggest concertgoers purchase tickets a week or more in advance. Online ticket orders will be mailed if placed before one week prior to the concert. Orders placed the week of concerts may be picked up at the Symphony offices (location and hours here). All other orders will be held at will call, located at the box office at the entrance of Century II Concert Hall.
To find Your Seat
Ushers will be available to show you to your seat. The Orchestra will tune at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Late seating will take place after the first piece of each concert, which is typically between five and ten minutes. Speakers throughout the lobby and side ramps make it possible for latecomers to still hear the performance.
Concerts last approximately two hours.
Post Concert Entertainment
If you are a Saturday ticket holder and the Symphony was just the start of your night out, there are several options in downtown Wichita for a post-concert drink or dessert. Click here for a full listing of nearby bars and their locations and websites.