The health and safety of our patrons is always at the forefront of our minds and we welcome audiences back to enjoy the live performing arts once again.
Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, and in consultation with other performing arts centers in our region, for the time being, The Grand will be requiring proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the event for entry into its theaters. In addition, patrons, volunteers, and staff will be required to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. The decision was made after watching the dramatic surge of COVID-19 cases as the Delta and Omicron variant spreads through the United States.
The vaccination policy went into effect on September 1 and will remain in effect until conditions no longer warrant it. The policy will cover all public events within The Grand’s footprint (including performances by outside promoters).
Vaccine And Mask Policy
Beginning September 1, and in effect until no longer warranted, The Grand and The Playhouse on Rodney Square are joining performing arts centers across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events in all venues.
Full Vaccination means that a guest’s event is at least 14 days after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose. Valid proof of vaccination include: vaccination card, photo or digital copy of proof of vaccination.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for a medical or religious exception, you will need to provide a negative COVID-10 PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to your event. Official lab results are required and home tests will not be accepted.
Indoor Mask Policy and Enforcement
Masks will be required when inside the building for all audiences, staff, volunteers, and crew. Our performers will not be required to wear masks. Patrons who are unable or unwilling to follow this policy will be removed from the theater.
As of January 10, 2022, and in effect until no longer warranted, concessions will no longer be available to ensure complete adherence to this policy.
Increased Cleaning & Sanitation Procedures
We’re increasing frequency and thoroughness of disinfection of high-touch areas with CDC-recommended products; and we’ve equipped each of our venues with numerous hand sanitizer dispensers. We have also made significant improvements to our HVAC systems to meet CDC recommendations, maximizing fresh air intake per hour, and using recommended Merv-13 air filters to optimize air quality.