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Ambassador Auditorium

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131 S St. John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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All Symphony Classics concerts are performed at the Ambassador Auditorium located at 131 South St. John Ave, Pasadena, 91105. Often referred to as the “Carnegie Hall of the West,” the world-renowned Ambassador Auditorium is the resident home of the Pasadena Symphony. All performances take place at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on concert days. Classical concerts last approximately two hours, and include a brief intermission.

Join us for Insights – a free pre-concert dialogue with our conductors regarding the works being performed, the historical backgrounds of the composers, and a behind-the-scenes discussion about our guest conductors. Insights begins one hour prior to each performance.

Tickets can be purchased in several ways:

  • OnlineClick here to purchase tickets online.
  • By Phone: (626) 793-7172. In Person: 2 North Lake Ave. #1080, Pasadena, CA 91101. Monday through Friday 9 – 5 pm.
  • Onsite Ticket Office on concert days.
    In Person 12 noon to 4 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Ambassador Auditorium. Email [email protected] Text (626) 531-1401
  • Ticket Prices
    Please check ticketing pages for latest pricing.
  • Group Tickets
    The Pasadena Symphony is pleased to offer group discounts. Groups of 10 or more are 10% off and groups of 20 or more are 20% off with no handling fees. Group discounts are available for all seating sections. Please contact us for more information.
  • Child Age Recommendations and Restrictions
    Children must be at least 6 years old to attend concerts with the Pasadena Symphony. All children must be able to sit quietly in their own seats throughout the concert without disturbing other patrons or the artists. Please use discretion in choosing to bring a child. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to attend a concert.

Ticket Policy

All sales are final. No refunds can be made on ticket purchases. Season ticket holders may exchange tickets for another concert in the same series.

If you cannot use your tickets you may donate them back to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS so others may attend. To donate your tickets please contact the box office at [email protected]. We must receive the donation at least 24 hours before the concert. An acknowledgment letter will be mailed to you within 2-3 weeks after the concert for your tax records.

Pasadena Symphony Association is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets or items. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the management. One admission per ticket. Programs, dates, times, ticket prices and artists are subject to change. Ticket holder consents to allow PSA to use his or her image for marketing purposes in all media. All performances will occur rain or shine.  Assistance dogs are allowed but no pets are allowed.

No video recording is allowed. Photography is allowed, but please no flash. Share your photos online! Use #paspops on Facebook and Instagram.

The brochure with seating chart and ticket order form


We strongly encourage you to pre-purchase parking as space is limited and may sell out before the concert.  Pre-purchased parking is available until the Monday before each concert or until sold out.  You may also pay for parking with cash the day of the concert (subject to availability).

Purchase Parking for the Ambassador Auditorium.

New parking options are conveniently located a block from the Ambassador Auditorium. General parking is now available at two locations for $10. A limited number of parking spots are available at the covered parking structure next to the auditorium. Space is limited and may sell out before the concert so we strongly recommend pre-purchasing parking in advance.

New ample parking is available at the Wells Fargo parking structure directly across Green street (entrance on Terrace at Green St.).  Due to construction, please be prepared to use the crosswalk at Green Street and St. John Ave to access the auditorium. Parking is $10 and cash only.  Please note, all parking lots close at 11 pm.

Accessible (ADA) parking is located at the surface parking lot adjacent to the Auditorium (entrance on St. John Ave.) for $10. Parking is very limited and may sell out before the concert, we strongly recommend pre-purchasing accessible parking in advance.

We offer valet parking for both the 2pm and the 8pm concert for $15. Valet parking is located at 131 S. St. John Ave. behind Ambassador Auditorium prior to the loading dock and regular parking at Maranatha’s parking structure. Valet parking is limited and is first come, first served, so please arrive early to ensure availability.

Immediate handicap access to the Ambassador veranda is located behind the Auditorium off St. John Ave. Conductor’s Circle patrons enjoy complimentary parking at the covered parking structure located next to the Auditorium.

The Symphony Lounge

The new Symphony Lounge brings yet another addition to the care-free and elegant experience of the Pasadena Symphony. Where old friends gather and new friends meet, the Symphony Lounge is a place to mix and mingle in an upscale social atmosphere while enjoying delicious morsels, fine wine, and music before and after Symphony concerts. A posh setting established in Ambassador Auditorium’s beautiful outdoor plaza, featuring a laid-back social atmosphere, where you never know who might stop by.

Menu for January 20, 2018 coming soon!

Symphony Lounge Features:

  • 2400 sq. feet of elegant tented area
  • Fine furniture, warming fixtures, tables and seating
  • Full bar with a quality selection of spirits, beer and wine
  • Small plate menu offered by Claud & Co.
  • Music and social ambiance
  • The Symphony Lounge is open 2 hours prior to each concert and during intermission.

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  • Complimentary Wifi
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The Pasadena Symphony is committed to making its concerts accessible for all patrons. Click here for accessibility information.

Ambassador Auditorium

January 2022

Baroque: Brandenburg 5

January 22, 2022
Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St. John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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January 22, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pmGabriella Smith  Brandenburg Interstices Bach  Violin Concerto No. 2 Vivaldi  Flute Concerto No. 3, “The Goldfinch” Boccherini  Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid Bach  Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BUY TICKETSJanuary’s Baroque concert heralds the return of 18th Century performance expert Nicholas McGegan, hailed as “the sunniest conductor in classical music” by The Los Angeles Times. Gabriella Smith’s Brandenburg Interstices, a contemporary companion piece to Bach’s Brandenburg, honors the Baroque style while interweaving modern minimalism, Blues…

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February 2022

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

February 12, 2022
Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St. John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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February 12, 2022Gabriela Frank  Elegia Andina Tchaikovsky  Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky  Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Rimsky-Korsakov  Capriccio espagnolBUY TICKETSThe most famous love letters ever penned to music– Tchaikovsky's Masterpieces arrive just in time for Valentine's Day! The Washington Post listed Gabriela Frank as one of the 35 most significant women composers in history (August, 2017). Exotic Peruvian rhythms flourish with passion in her “Elegía Andina,” which explores what it means to be of several ethnic persuasions and of several minds.…

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March 2022

Mozart Symphony No. 40

March 19, 2022
Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St. John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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March 19, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pmAdam Schoenberg  Finding Rothko Grieg  Piano Concerto Mozart  Symphony No. 40 Buy TicketsSeattle Times praised Cuban pianist López- Gavilán for his “dazzling technique and rhythmic fire…simply a genius.” Emmy Award-winning and Grammy® nominated Adam Schoenberg is among the top 10 most performed living composers in the US. The Aspen Times described “Finding Rothko” as a “colorful orchestration, rich in textures and a sense of power similar to the painter’s work,” adding “rewarding to the final…

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April 2022

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

April 30, 2022
Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S St. John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105 United States
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April 30, 2022 2:00pm & 8:00pmBrett Banducci  In Nomine* Prokofiev  Piano Concerto No. 3 Beethoven  Symphony No. 5 *world premiereBuy TicketsValentina Lisitsa is not only the first YouTube star of classical music, she is the first classical artist to have converted her internet success into a global concert career. We celebrate the season finale with the most infamous four notes in classical music and the world premiere of “In Nomine” by Brett Banducci, performed by the Pasadena Symphony’s Principal Horn…

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