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Health & Safety

While the world continues to fight COVID-19, we remain committed to prioritizing the health and well-being of our patrons, artists and staff. We will follow national, state and local guidelines for safety while providing you with the best possible experience. As of August 2022, proof of vaccination is no longer required but we will continue to require that all patrons wear facial coverings while inside the venue. Please check this page regularly for updates.


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Face Coverings

Face masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn at all times for all those over age two. Neck gaiters, bandanas and masks with exhalation valves or vents are not permitted. Masks must be worn for the duration of the performance and time spent inside the venue. Patrons who refuse to keep their masks on will be asked to leave the venue without a refund.

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Theatre Seating

Based on the latest CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, we are selling tickets up to our full capacity and will not have physically distanced seating within our venues. Other patrons may be sitting directly next to, in front of or behind you. If this makes you uncomfortable, you may ask an usher to be moved to another seat in the venue, if available.

Please note, concessions are not being sold and no food or drink will be permitted in the theatre with the exception of water.

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Ventilation & Air Filtration

Campus-wide HVAC systems are governed by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) standards, using MERV 14 filters that are one rating more efficient at capturing airborne viruses than the guidelines require. These filters are also changed more frequently than the recommended timing.

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Cleaning & Sanitization

Enhanced procedures ensure regular and thorough cleanings of all spaces as well as disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout our lobby.

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Focus on Health

Audience members who feel unwell, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days or been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days should not attend.

Our health & safety guidelines have been developed in collaboration with Penn and follow guidance of local and state health officials and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please ensure all members of your party are aware of and follow these guidelines.

Last updated August 2022.

These protocols are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national, local or University guidelines regarding COVID-19. While we will provide the most up-to-date public health procedures to improve patron safety, they are not an absolute protection against contracting COVID-19. Patrons assume their own risk by entering the facility. By attending a performance, you acknowledge that, in the past 14 days, you have not been diagnosed with COVID-19, have not had any symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have not had close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Penn Live Arts reserves the right to disclose the identity and contact information of any and all guests to government-authorized individuals, agencies or organizations for the purposes of contact-tracing in adherence with local, state or federal requirements, recommendations or guidelines.