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Ticket Information (Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2003-2004)
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Image: Chairs in the Coolidge AuditoriumAll concerts are free, but require tickets. Tickets are distributed only via Ticketmaster, and available approximately six weeks before each concert. There is a small service charge associated with each ticket order (see below). There is a limit of 2 tickets per person.

Please visit the "Full Season at a Glance" page for the ticket availability dates for all concerts.

Patrons who are unable to obtain tickets are encouraged to try for stand-by tickets at the door on the day of the concert starting at 6:30pm (for 8:00pm) and 12:30pm (for 2:00pm).

Ticketmaster contact information:

Service charges:

  • $2.75 per ticket (via the Web, Outlet, or Telephone)
  • $2.00 handling fee (Telephone and Web only) Per Order
  • $3.50 charge to print Web tickets at home (no charge for Will Call or Mail delivery)

"Distributing tickets through Ticketmaster has allowed us to eliminate many of the inconveniences experienced by our concertgoers in the past--including long, pre-concert lines and the uncertainty of getting into popular events," said Jon Newsom, chief of the Library's Music Division. "This system also allows the Library of Congress to comply with current security regulations for all Federal buildings. Since many events sell out quickly, we definitely encourage patrons to try for no-show tickets at the door; there are often empty seats at curtain time."

The Ticketmaster ticketing system is designed to sell tickets on the "best available seat" basis. Therefore, the sooner patrons order tickets, the better the seat and the wider the selection. In past seasons, many patrons waiting in line for tickets were turned away for popular concerts. Under the new system, when a concert becomes "Sold Out," that information will be immediately available when patrons call Ticketmaster. Patrons will also be able to choose specific seat locations for events in the Coolidge Auditorium.

Request ASL and ADL accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

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