COVID-19 Safety

COVID-19 Safety at La Jolla Playhouse
Updated October 6, 2021

The Playhouse commits to following COVID-19 guidelines and strategies provided by UC San Diego, San Diego County, California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Playhouse works very closely with UC San Diego to regarding COVID-19 safety on campus, including participating in the university’s healthy building practices.

All artists, staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated. Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks both outdoors and indoors.

For performances of The Garden, La Jolla Playhouse requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (“fully vaccinated” is defined by the CDC as 2 weeks after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or second dose of Pfizer or Moderna) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of your performance.

Prior to entering the performance or event space, all guests 12 years and up must show proof of full vaccination, along with photo ID. You may present your physical vaccination card, a photo of your vaccination card or QR code from medical provider or State of California’s Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record. State currently reports delays in receiving QR code via text.

Not fully vaccinated guests and children under 12 will need to show proof of negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of performance or event. Acceptable proof of a negative PCR test include test results with date or QR code from provider.

Patrons must wear masks on shuttles and inside theatres including lobbies and restrooms. Drinks and concessions must be enjoyed outdoors and will not be permitted in the theatre.

When you enter the parking shuttle and La Jolla Playhouse building/theatres, you are self-attesting that your answer is “no” to the following questions:

  1. Have you had any of these COVID-19-like symptoms within the last 14 days? – Fever or chills – Cough – Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – Fatigue, muscle or body aches – Headache – Loss of taste or smell – Sore throat – Congestion or runny nose – Nausea or vomiting – Diarrhea
  2. Have you been informed by a public health agency or healthcare system that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or that anyone in your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
If at any time prior to your performance, you are not feeling well, are unable to meet our vaccination and/or mask policy, or feel uncomfortable attending, we are happy to assist you with a return or date exchange when available. Please contact Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 for further assistance. The vaccine requirement will be in effect for all performances through December 31, 2021. We will evaluate our mask policy for to the yellow house based on the situation closer to performances in November. Recognizing that theatre safety protocols are evolving in real time, we will share the safety protocols applicable to performances and events after December 31, 2021 at a later time. This will ensure we are utilizing the most current directives from official agencies to ensure the safety and enjoyment of our patrons. Thank you for creating a safe and enjoyable environment as we return to live theatre and events!

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