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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Playhouse Square to Require Proof of Vaccination or Negative Covid Test for All Shows

Posted By on Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 3:13 PM

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Playhouse Square today announced it will join other venues in Cleveland in requiring audience members show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for admittance to all events beginning Sept. 30.

“From the momentum we have created with the successful run of THE CHOIR OF MAN, we are building toward full-capacity performances for the return of Broadway, our beloved resident companies, concerts and comedy shows,” said Playhouse Square President & CEO Gina Vernaci in a press release. “We are all eager to enjoy live performances together again; the vaccination requirement being enacted by Playhouse Square and venues across the country enables us to maintain our forward motion responsibly. Our first priority is always the safety of our audiences, staff, volunteers and the artists who visit us, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Playhouse Square for a safe and memorable experience.”

Proof of vaccination (with last dose administered at least 14 days before the show) can be shown either with a picture or the physical vaccination card. Those who are not vaccinated will need either a "lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test taken within six hours prior to entering the theater or a negative test result from a PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theater."

The new policy is in addition to Playhouse Square's requirement that all guests wear masks.

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