New COVID Rules for Attending Live Shows at Denver Center

Shakespeare helped kick off the return of live performances to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) stage after the public hall was closed by COVID – and anyone attending a performance should be prepared to show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.

Performances return to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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The DCPA tells anyone attending an indoor performance of the ballet, symphony, opera or any other event that the registration process will be different than before the pandemic.

Anyone over the age of 12 will need their vaccination card or digital proof, and children under 12 must show a negative COVID-19 test, according to the COVID policy on the DCPA website.

DCPA staff said verifying vaccine evidence can take some time and encouraged people to arrive early to cross the line.

Ticket holders who cannot follow the policies can contact the DCPA box office to discuss their options, which include refunds, account credit, or donating tickets to DCPA.

The vaccination and mask policy applies to paid indoor seated performances in the Boettcher Concert Hall, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and the Buell, Garner Galleria, Wolf, Kilstrom, Singleton and Jones Theaters.

“We want this to go as smoothly as possible for the public and the staff. Get everything in place and on time,” said John Ekeberg of DCPA. “People can come down early, get their immunizations checked, go to dinner before they come to the theater, that’s a great way to do it.”

The arts complex said it has improved air quality, including increased fresh air circulation, improved filters and the installation of ionization devices in different theaters.

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