Audience Entry Protocols

As we move closer to the Marcus Performing Arts Center this fall, we have updated our policies to ensure we can keep our audience members, artists, and staff safe and healthy. 

This remains our top priority and has guided us to join the resident companies of Marcus Performing Arts Center , along with other performing arts organizations and venues across Milwaukee, in requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or proof of negative test within 72 hours of events for all patrons attending indoor performances.

Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

Guests age 12 or older will be required to show either a proof of vaccination or a negative covid-19 test result.

  1. Patrons must be fully vaccinated, meaning the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.
    • Audience members may show a physical vaccination card, copy of vaccination card, or photo of vaccination card visibly showing the entire front of the card with date(s) of vaccination and individual’s name that matches the patron’s ID.
    • Proof of vaccination must accompany a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or school ID, if the patron is under 18.
  2. Patrons may also show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of performance.
    • Proof of negative test includes: printed negative test result or a digital negative test result that matches the patron’s ID.
    • Tests must be from no more than 72 hours prior to the performance and issued by a medical provider or pharmacy. At home tests will not be accepted.
    • Negative test must accompany a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or school ID, if the patron is under 18.
Masks Required

All audience members must wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the performance venue.

Patrons Under 12 years

Guests under 12 years of age who are ineligible for vaccination are not required to show a negative test result. All guests must be able to wear a mask for the entirety of the performance.

FAQs

  • What type of tests are accepted?

    Tests must be from no more than 72 hours prior to the performance and issued by a medical provider or pharmacy. Tests must be either PCR or Antigen; at home tests will not be accepted.

    We recommend scheduling your appointment at least two days prior to your 72-hour window as day-of availability is not guaranteed.

  • What is acceptable ID?

    Negative tests and proof of vaccination must accompany a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID or school ID, if the patron is under 18.

  • Are masks required?

    Yes, all audience members, regardless of age or vaccination status, must remain masked at all times. Milwaukee Ballet and Marcus Performing Arts Center employees, crew, and performers will also remain masked except while on stage.

  • What is required for children under 12?

    Children under 12 years of age are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test.  They must remain masked at all times.

  • How does this impact youth programming and school matinees?

    Traditional student matinee performances of The Nutcracker will not take place in 2021. More information on digital alternatives will be shared this fall.

    All MBSA and Community Engagement programming requires individuals to be masked and socially distanced.

  • What is acceptable proof of vaccination?

    Physical vaccination cards may be shown, as well as copies or digital photos. Photos on mobile phones are acceptable.

  • Will on-site tests be available?

    At this time Milwaukee Ballet and Marcus Performing Arts Center are not providing on-site testing. Should testing be made available, details will be provided to ticket-holders prior to their show date.

    You may also refer to the Marcus Center’s protocols for the most up-to-date information.

    MPAC Protocols
  • Are refunds offered for tickets purchased prior to Sept. 1?

    Yes. Please refer to the Ticket Policies found on the bottom of our Box Office information page for details and contact.

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  • Will I receive a refund if I can’t attend a performance because of a positive test?

    Yes, with proof of a positive test result.

    Please refer to the Ticket Policies found on the bottom of our Box Office information page.

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  • How long will this policy be in effect?

    This policy will remain in effect at least through the end of the calendar year, and possibly through the end of the season pending changes to the current COVID-19 case load in the Milwaukee area.

    The Milwaukee Ballet Health & Safety team meet regularly and will review policies once per month to ensure protocols are modified based on the most up-to-date CDC and local health department recommendations.

  • Does this policy apply to your employees? Artists?

    All Milwaukee Ballet employees are required to submit proof of vaccination for the 2021/22 Season. This includes all dancers, performers, crew members and support staff.