Plan Your Visit

We are aware that some may find the prospect of attending a classical music concert rather daunting, yet we strive to render the experience enjoyable, immersive and inspiring.

Whilst any queries may be forwarded to us on Facebook or via email, we are addressing some of the most frequently asked questions below.

Dress Code

For our productions, the only dress code envisaged is for the musicians
on stage. Exceptions to this rule occur for third-party events, but these are few and far between.

Our patrons are free to dress up, yet casual wear is also perfectly acceptable.

 

Clapping

When to clap is a source of endless debate in classical music circles!

Traditionally, concertgoers clap at the end of a piece of music rather
than after each movement. Although concert programmes may give an
indication, the distinction between movements is not always clear.
Hence, patrons may want to keep an eye on the conductor or simply wait
for the rest of the audience to start clapping before joining in.

Audiences do clap between movements from time to time. That is perfectly fine, as long as our musicians’ performance is not disrupted. Our musicians are happy to hear appreciation for their efforts.

 

Age Restrictions

Children are welcome to all our concerts (suggested age: 5+), and
discounted rates apply. In addition we organise a number of concerts for young audiences, including our annual Family Fanfare concert.

 

Arrival at Concert Venue

Arriving 30 minutes before the start is recommended.

Latecomers

Ushers will show patrons to their seats during suitable breaks in the
programme, such as the end of a movement, to avoid any disruption.
Audience members can also leave tickets for collection at the box office
should some members of their party arrive late.

Parking

Well aware that parking may pose a problem, we offer a free shuttle
service, departing from next to the Phoenicia Hotel, Floriana, for our concerts at MCC. In addition, the MPO Platinum Membership also offers
exclusive parking benefits.

Tickets at the Door

Tickets can be purchased at the door, as long as the event is not
sold out. However, especially in view of the limited seating at Robert
Samut Hall and Teatru Manoel, early booking is recommended.

Ticket Discounts

MPO members enjoy 50% discounts on our concert productions.
Additional concessions are available for senior citizens, students and
children. Different discount policies may apply for third-party events,
such as operatic productions.

Programmes

Programmes for our concerts are typically provided free of charge, or
against a small donation.

Intervals

Most of our concerts have intervals lasting around 20 minutes. These will
be clearly indicated in your programme.