Know Before You Go: Dr. Phillips Center

Here’s what we’re doing—and what you should do, too.

We’re so excited to welcome guests back for shows. Your health and safety are our top priorities—so we’re taking extra measures to ensure a safe environment. These protocols were established with guidance from federal, state and local officials, as well as our partner, AdventHealth.

Sanitization & Cleaning

  • We’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the building before you arrive—including using industry-standard electrostatic sprayers to sanitize theater spaces.
  • While you’re here, we’ll frequently clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces.
  • We’re running an advanced air management system that brings in fresh air from outside—and sanitizes all air with UV light.
  • Our team is required to have their temperatures checked, wash their hands frequently and wear face coverings at all times—plus, they’ve had significant health and safety training.

Arrival: Safe & Socially Distanced

  • Della Phillips Grand Lobby doors generally open 1.5 hours before shows in Walt Disney Theater—or 1 hour before shows in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater.
    • Theater doors typically open 30 minutes before shows.
  • The Bill & Mary Darden Box Office opens 2 hours before shows for anyone who needs help or wants to buy tickets.
  • You can park in a nearby garage—or use our valet service until it reaches capacity.
    • You can prepurchase either option up to 24 hours before your show—just go to your show’s page on our site.
    • Our valet team will wear masks and use hand sanitizer before and after entering vehicles.
  • Follow signage and social distancing markers as you’re entering the building—which may take a little longer than usual.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required at all times—when you arrive, moving/standing/sitting throughout the building, at your seats, in restrooms and when you leave.
    • You can briefly take off your face covering when actively eating or drinking.
  • Face coverings must:
    • Be made with 2+ layers of breathable material.
    • Fully cover nose and mouth, and secure under chin.
    • Fit snugly against sides of face.
    • Be secured with ear loops or bands behind head and must stay in place without frequent readjusting.
  • Prohibited face coverings:
    • Bandana-style masks (do not fit securely around mouth or under chin).
    • Neck gaiters (do not fit securely around mouth or under chin).
    • Masks with exhalation valves/vents (do not prevent water droplets from being expelled).

Social Distancing

  • Follow signage and any floor markers—especially in areas like bars, elevators and restrooms.
  • Our theaters have a reduced capacity of about 30%—with a 3-seat space between groups.
  • We removed some lobby furniture to create more room.
  • Our team will help enforce social distancing and other protocols.

Temperature Check, Security & Prohibited Items

  • Before you enter the building, we’ll need to do a contactless temperature check—and your temperature must be under 100.4°.
    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or simply don’t feel well, please stay home.
  • With our new, contactless security system, you can leave everything in your purse and/or pockets.
  • Smoking or using electronic cigarettes are prohibited inside the arts center.
    • Designated smoking areas are identified outside.
    • Keep your ticket with you at all times for re-entry.

Contactless Ticket Scanning

  • After going through security, have your ticket open on your phone—either through your email or your Dr. Phillips Center account.
    • Our guest service colleagues will not touch your phone for scanning—so please scroll if you have multiple tickets.
  • Your ticket shows your seat assignment, plus which tier and door to enter.
    • Our guest service colleagues can guide you to your seat and answer any questions.
  • The Bill & Mary Darden Box Office opens 2 hours before shows for anyone who needs help or wants to buy tickets.

Exit: Safe & Socially Distanced

  • After the show, stay in your seat and wait for dismissal instructions from the stage and/or ushers.
  • Follow the designated route for social distancing.
  • As you make your way through the exit to your vehicle, continue social distancing.
  • Please be patient—exiting safely will take a little longer than usual.

Bill & Mary Darden Box Office Policies

  • All sales are final. We’re unable to provide refunds or exchanges.
  • Accepted methods of payment include cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, traveler's check or Dr. Phillips Center gift certificate.
  • Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • We can only mail tickets to you if your show is at least 10 days away.
  • Any requests to modify an existing ticket purchase must be submitted by the original ticket purchaser—the person whose name is on the ticket account. Changes to an account can only be authorized with the owner’s permission. If you need to modify someone else’s account, the owner should submit the requested change in writing, signed, with a copy of his or her photo ID. For help, call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office.
  • Dr. Phillips Center has the right to refuse admission and reject any ticket that has been issued by a third-party source.
  • Tickets from unauthorized sources may be lost, stolen or counterfeit and, if so, are void.
  • Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statues, tickets may not be offered or resold for more than $1 over the original admission price of the ticket.
  • Selling tickets on property where an event is being held requires prior written consent from Dr. Phillips Center.

All About Tickets

Ticket Delivery & Will Call

  • Mobile: Enter your cell phone number after payment to text yourself digital tickets.
  • Print-at-home: After you get your email confirmation, you'll get a second email with your tickets as an attachment. You'll need to print them yourself before arriving.
  • Mail: We'll send your tickets to the address in your account. This option is unavailable within 10 days of a show.
  • Will call: We can hold your tickets here and you can pick them up with photo ID. Will call is just to the right of the entrance to Dr. Phillips Center by the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office. It’s open two hours before every ticketed event.
  • If you didn’t receive the tickets you ordered online: Log into your account to email them to yourself or have them texted to your phone. Or, you can visit will call before your show to have your tickets printed. The ticket account’s owner must show photo ID and the credit card originally used to buy the tickets.

Lost or Misplaced Tickets

  • If you chose mobile or print-at-home tickets and are unable to find them, you can log into your account to resend them.
  • For misplaced physical tickets, call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office (844.513.2014) and we’ll print tickets for you to pick up at will call. We’re unable to mail reprinted tickets.
  • The ticket account’s owner must show photo ID and the credit card originally used to buy the tickets.

Authorize Someone to Pick Up Your Tickets

  • To do this, call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office (844.513.2014).
  • We’ll need to verify ownership of the account, and the alternative person will need his or her own photo ID to pick up your tickets.

Tickets for Children

  • Unless otherwise noted, children under the age of two are not permitted inside the theaters.
  • All guests entering the theater—including infants and children, if allowed—require a ticket.
  • Parents should use discretion when deciding which shows are appropriate for their children.

Rush Tickets

  • These are discounted tickets offered by select shows to qualifying groups (like students or military personnel).
  • We’ll share rush ticket availability and start times on our social media channels.
  • Rush tickets require a valid ID.
  • This discount is invalid with other discounts.
  • We’re unable to exchange or refund tickets already purchased for qualifying events.

Directions, Traffic & Parking

Late Seating & Re-entry

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before showtime. We’re unable to provide refunds or exchanges for latecomers.
  • Re-entry policies are different for each event, so check beforehand—and keep your ticket with you at all times.
  • Latecomers or guests who leave during a show will only be allowed into the theater at an appropriate time—like a break between songs or acts.
  • Guests can watch their show from monitors in Della Phillips Grand Lobby until late seating or re-entry is permitted.

Snacks & Drinks

  • All food & beverage colleagues are required to wear masks and gloves.
  • The bars on tiers 1 through 4 offer a variety of snacks and drinks—which you can now take to your seat.
  • Bar service is available 1.5 hours before shows in Walt Disney Theater, and an hour before shows in Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater. Bars also stay open an hour after curtain.
  • At any bar, you can pre-purchase food or drinks for intermission.
  • We encourage cashless transactions using a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover) or Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. We also accept traveler’s checks.
  • The closest ATM is in Grand Bohemian Hotel (325 South Orange Avenue), and there are several others across downtown Orlando.
  • Guests 21+ must show a current, valid federal or state ID to buy alcohol. You can buy up to two drinks at a time per ID.


  • Public restrooms are available on each tier, and all are wheelchair accessible.


  • Elevators reach all tiers of the theaters.
  • One elevator is on the north side of the Harvey & Carol Massey Family Grand Staircase and two are on the south side.

Photos, Videos & Audio

  • Unless otherwise specified by the show, please avoid using audio and video recorders, cell phones, tablets, cameras with detachable lenses larger than 6”, tripods, monopods and selfie sticks.
  • Curtains, sets, costumes, scenery, lighting designs and other production elements are considered intellectual property and may be copyrighted.
  • Any unpermitted use of a device may lead to the device being confiscated for the duration of the show—or the guest may be asked to leave.

Concierge Desk

  • Our concierge is behind the Harvey & Carol Massey Family Grand Staircase in Della Phillips Grand Lobby.
  • Some services include show, parking and restaurant information; lost and found; first aid; and access to assistive listening devices.


Your Online Account

  • Click “Login” at the top right corner of your screen to access an existing account or create one.
  • Here, you can manage and view contact information, show interests, preferences and buying history—plus print tickets.
  • If you have questions, call the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office (844.513.2014).

COVID-19 Warning:
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness and death. By visiting Dr. Phillips Center, and/or attending Dr. Phillips Center shows, events, education programs/classes or other activities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. All visitors must follow the Dr. Phillips Center’s health and safety protocols. Please help keep each other safe.