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Area Theatres Unite for the safety of staff and audiences and Require Vaccine Proof to See indoor Shows


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Thanks to Nora for passing on from Shakespeare Theatre Company:

“Theatres across the greater Washington, D.C. area have united to provide the highest level of public safety for their audiences, staff, and volunteers by requiring that their audiences provide proof of vaccination to attend all live public performances at their indoor venues.

Shakespeare Theatre Company is partnering in this unprecedented effort with Arena Stage, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Constellation Theatre Company, GALA Hispanic Theatre, The Keegan Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company, Round House Theatre, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Synetic Theater, Theater J, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

These organizations are committed to the safety of all who work, perform, and visit our venues, and invite audiences to join in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Visit STC’s Health and Safety page for more information.

Theatre Washington, the area’s alliance of theatre organizations, theatre-makers, and theatre supporters, will serve as a hub of information for participating venues and their vaccination requirement policies.

Attending a show

Patrons must be able to show proof that they are fully vaccinated at the time of their entry into the theatres through December 2021. This end date is subject to change and will be re-reviewed by aligned venues in October. Masks will also be required for audience members inside the theatre, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.

“Fully vaccinated” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines.

Entrance to any event at STC will require proof of vaccination, or, for those who are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time.

STC will accept ANY ONE of the following methods for proving vaccination, along with a photo ID:

Physical vaccination card
CLEAR app Health Pass
Digital vaccination cards through your home Health Department (check with your state/county’s Health Department if not listed here): D.C. Residents Maryland Residents Virginia Residents
Photo of vaccination card

EXEMPTIONS: Patrons who need a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or due to a sincerely held religious belief, and children under the age of 12 must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to entering the theatre. Proof will be accepted in the following forms:

Physical negative test result
Email from a test provider verifying negative test result
App verifying negative test result

For their own safety, children under 5 will not be admitted to the theatre.”

The Theatres join, The Pug, 1310 Kitchen & Bar, Ivy and Coney, Pitchers/ALOHA some fitness studios and Danny Meyer’s restaurants which previously announced the same or similar.

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