Denver arts venues ease COVID entry requirements
Two years ago this month, theaters in Denver closed as the pandemic became a reality in the United States. But you can now unmask at most arts and music venues in the city, as a series of policy changes were announced today, March 14.
the Denver Performing Arts Complex ends its requirements for proof of vaccination and indoor masking. The changes affect the four institutions that host shows at the complex: Colorado Ballet, Colorado Symphony, Opera Colorado and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The Colorado Symphony and Opera Colorado changes are effective immediately, Colorado Ballet will implement the new policy on Monday, March 21, and the DCPA change will be effective Monday, March 28, after the end of hamilton but before Tootsie opens.
“This decision was made in response to the low levels of positivity and with the advice of local, state and federal authorities,” the DCPA said in a press release announcing the changes. “The DCPA will continuously monitor CDC, state, and local health requirements and make adjustments as needed. Individual touring productions may have their own health and safety requirements.”
March 12, Ball Arena dropped mandatory requirements for masks and proof of vaccination. the The Bellco Theater, too, no longer requires masks or proof of vaccination, although visitation records at both locations may come with their own policies.
But the news is not all good: the The Arvada center has just suffered an outbreak of COVID-19 which led to the cancellation of the first two weeks of his next production, Fly Stick, after four actors tested positive. The play, which was set to premiere on Friday, March 18, will now have its opening night on April 2. In the meantime, proof of vaccination and masks are required for admission to the center.