Beginning November 16th, all audience members attending a performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. According to KCPA, this is "in response to evolving performing arts industry standards, increasingly strict contractual requirements of visiting artists, and audience expectations. Here are the details:

  • For all audience members ages two and older, printed or digital proof must be presented showing full vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.
  • All audience members must check in at a lobby station in order to receive a wristband that, with their ticket, allows them entry into the theatre.
  • University of Illinois students, staff, and faculty can use the Safer Illinois app or Boarding Pass showing access “Granted” status in order to get their wristband.
  • Audience members who are not university students or employees but are fully vaccinated (two weeks past 2nd dose of Pfizer and Moderna or first dose of J&J) should bring a photo ID and either their actual vaccination card, a photocopy of the card, or a picture of the card in order to get their wristband
  • Audience members who are not university students or employees and cannot provide proof of vaccination should bring a photo ID and either a printout or photo of their negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or a printout or photo of their negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. No home tests will be accepted.

Those under 18 will not need a photo ID if accompanied by an adult. Screening for entry will take place from 90 minutes prior to showtime, to 30 minutes past the start of the show. You are asked arrive early to allow time for screening. If you arrive past 30 minutes after the show starts you will not be admitted. 

Top photo by Patrick Singer.