The Concert Experience

Purchase concert tickets from Showplace Box Office

Visit the Tickets page of the PSO website to learn more about pricing for individual PSO concerts, then if you’d like to experience a PSO concert, use the Showplace Performance Centre Box Office to make your ticket purchase. From September through June you can visit the Box Office in-person at 290 George Street North in Peterborough, or call 705-742-SHOW(7469) to purchase PSO concert tickets. Or visit the Box Office online to buy tickets any time of year, day or night.

The Showplace Box Office is the only place to purchase single PSO concert tickets, even for concerts held at Emmanuel United Church East.

If you are interested in purchasing a PSO season subscription, please contact the PSO office directly at 705-742-1992.


Your concert experience begins with dinner!

The PSO’s Fine Restaurant Partners offer you 10% off of the food portion of your bill when you show your server your PSO concert ticket on the day of the concert.

Visit any of the following Fine Restaurant Partners this season to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity:

Amandala’s at 375 Water Street
Brio Gusto at 182 Charlotte Street
Gerti’s at 225 Hunter Street West
Hobart’s Steakhouse at 139 Hunter Street West
Kettle Drums Restaurant & Bar at 224 Hunter Street West
St Veronus Cafe and Tap Room at 129 Hunter Street West


Then arrive to the venue before 6:40pm to Meet the Maestro

The four Main Series concerts of the PSO season (excludes the December holiday concert) offer a chance for audience members to Meet the Maestro, Michael Newnham.

Whether at Showplace Performance Centre or Emmanuel United Church East, doors open to audience members at 6:30pm. As audience members begin to take their seats, the PSO Music Director and Conductor takes the stage at 6:40pm for a ‘behind-the-music chat’ about the evening’s program.

With his characteristic enthusiasm and energy, and using music excerpts, a vast historical knowledge, and stories from his personal experience, Maestro Newnham offers a unique chance for audience members to learn more about the music they will experience during the concert. As examples, Maestro Newnham might explain such things as the inspiration for a composition, the relationship between two composers or their music, particularly interesting instrumentation, or his first experience conducting a piece.

Meet the Maestro is free for all PSO concert ticket holders.


*Please check back with us as we update this page with information for the upcoming season, including answers to the questions we’re asked most frequently about what to wear, when to clap and the post-concert reception.