Denver Center among venues requiring vaccinations to attend shows

In a letter to patrons from Denver Center for the Performing Arts President & CEO Janice Sinden, the organization is following other performing arts venues around the country in requiring vaccines for entry.

Here’s the letter:

Today, in conjunction with our peers at the Arts Complex and following the lead of theatres on Broadway, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts will implement a vaccination policy to welcome audiences this fall.

Beginning October 1 and continuing indefinitely, all patrons 12 and older must be fully vaccinated before attending indoor seated performances at the Arts Complex. Children under the age of 12 ― who are ineligible to receive the vaccine ― must instead provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within six hours of the performance start time.

We are currently determining how to collect vaccine information and will share this with you before performances resume.

Also, audience members ages 2 and up must wear masks at all times unless enjoying refreshments in designated areas. Food and beverages will not be permitted inside the theatre.

Please know that our decision has been informed by ongoing, monthly audience surveys that currently show 96% of our patrons have been vaccinated and the vast majority are more likely to attend if we implement a vaccination requirement.

Additionally, to improve hygiene practices, we will introduce touchless digital tickets. Tickets will be emailed 10 days before each ticketed performance and are available on your smartphone. We look forward to sharing specific instructions before your first event. Some exceptions may apply.

Along with these changes, we have installed hand sanitizer stations, increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces with EPA-approved disinfectant, and greatly improved fresh air flow, filtration and sanitization.

We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, state and local government as we work to provide a safe environment for all of our guests. We encourage you to visit you prepare to return to the theatre.

Thank you for your ongoing support of live theatre in our community. We can’t wait to see you on opening night!