New Bedford

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Symphony Concert Hall Info & Directions

The NBSO performs at the historic Zeiterion Performing Arts Center. This beautiful 1200-seat hall is located at 684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Get directions, or speak with the Box Office directly by calling 508-994-2900. Box Office hours may be found here.

Please note that all ticket buyers must adhere to The Z’s policies. Due to ongoing developments, COVID-19 guidelines for attending an indoor event may change. To ensure we can gather safely, The Z will enforce the COVID-19 guidelines in effect on the day of the event. Please visit their Health & Safety page for complete details. 

Please note that the Box Office opens 2 hours prior to NBSO performances. For the 2021-2020 season, individual concert tickets purchased online or by phone will be emailed to you and will be scanned at the door upon arrival at the event. Theater doors open one-half hour prior to performances. The theater is committed to accessibility; for information on available services or to arrange assistance with arrival, please contact The Z box office at 508-994-2900. Parking is available in the adjacent municipal garage; the driveway entrance is located at the back of the building on Acushnet Ave.

Parking at the Zeiterion Garage

Event Parking | Special Rate

Parking is available in the Zeiterion Garage at a flat rate of $4. Attendants will be collecting CASH ONLY upon entrance from 6pm-8pm, and the exit gate will be open for departure. Parking is also available on the streets.

Non-event Parking

The new self-serve system requires drivers to take a ticket when entering. When ready to leave, drivers will use that same ticket to pay for parking at one of two kiosks located at the Purchase St. pedestrian entrance or near the garage entrance. Kiosks require you to pay before getting into the car. Once drivers pay at the kiosk, they receive another ticket to raise the gate when exiting. There will not be an attendant at the gate.

For questions about the Parking Garage, please contact the City Traffic Commission at 508-979-1766.

Chamber Music Venues


St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church

Saturday concerts take place at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion, MA 02738 (on the corner of Front and South streets). Parking is available on South Street as well as in the lot located on the right on Spring Street.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Sunday concerts take place at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm Street, South Dartmouth, MA 02748. Parking is available on Elm Street as well as in the lot located to the right of the Church, accessible from Elm Street.

Restaurant Recommendations

Moby Dick Brewing Co.

ALES AND LAGERS – FRESHLY BREWED Paired with distinctive pub fare in the heart of New Bedford’s Historic District. 

Destination Soups

Not Your Average Joe's

M & C Cafe


Located just across the river in the historic center of Fairhaven, Elisabeth’s offers amzing cuisine in a casual environment.


No Problemos

No Problemos is a tex-mex style pub and restaurant located in Historic Downtown New Bedford.

Rose Alley Ale House


Merrill’s on the waterfront offers a great menu and dining overlooking the New Bedford Waterfront. 

Whalers Tavern

Cafe Soleil

Little Moss

Turk's Seafood

Famous throughout the Southcoast, we offer a variety of griled, sauteed, baked and fried seafood and sushi. 

The Sail Loft


Tastebuds Bistro


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