As we have learned during the past year, COVID-19 health and safety recommendations are constantly changing. Our plans at this time are primarily focused on the safety of our artists, staff, and audiences. Our protocols will continue to evolve as we work towards our reopening in December 2021 and will remain flexible in order to be ready serve the needs of our community.
We will follow all health and safety guidelines laid out by the state and our union partners regarding masks, cleaning procedures, and all COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of everyone in the theater during the 2021/22 season.
We are committed to keeping this webpage updated and will be dating this page as time goes on to ensure you have the most up to date information and know when changes have been made.
Last Updated: 1/14/2021
Please check this page before you come to an in-person event at Seattle Rep for the most up-to-date protocols.
Following CDC guidelines, we request our audience members do not attend Seattle Rep performances or events if you have COVID, are experiencing any COVID-related symptoms before the event begins, or if you have been exposed to COVID.
Seattle Rep and many area performance groups have joined together in requiring masks and vaccinations or a negative COVID-19 test for all attendees to its performances in order to ensure a safe and successful return of the Seattle arts scene.
You must bring the following with you to attend an in-person performance or event at Seattle Rep:
1. Vaccine or Negative Test Documentation
As of October 25, 2021 in King County, proof of vaccination will be required for everyone ages 12+ at outdoor events of 500 or more people, indoor recreational events or establishments, restaurants, and bars.
Children under the age of 12 who are unvaccinated, and any others who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status, must instead provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time. Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider cannot be accepted.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination (for persons over the age of 12):
- Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered).
- A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document.
- A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device.
- Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record. (like the Washington State Department of Health Digital Verification Record).
The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result administered within 72 hours of your performance start time or a negative COVID-19 antigen test administered within 24 hours of the performance start time (for children younger than 12 and any others who are unvaccinated or cannot prove vaccination status):
- Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory).
- An email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory. The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result.
You can show digital or printed documentation of results from one of the following:
- a negative FDA-approved molecular test (also called a PCR test) administered by a provider within the previous 72 hours, or
- a negative FDA-approved antigen test (also called a rapid test) administered by a provider within the previous 24 hours
Documentation must be from a testing agent such as a laboratory, health care provider, or pharmacy. Self-administered rapid tests (also called a home test) will not be accepted.
2. Photo Identification
Audience members are required to show photo ID upon entry. Any ID that includes a photo and the name that corresponds with your proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be accepted.
Masks will be required for patrons and staff at all Seattle Rep performances and events for the 2021/22 season, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be required for all Seattle Rep attendees at all times in the venue, except while actively eating or drinking. We strongly recommend and encourage the wearing of highly effective masks such as N95, KN95, or KF94.
Seattle Rep anticipates vaccination and masking provisions to remain in place for the foreseeable future during the upcoming season and we expect to review these policies on an ongoing basis, evolving them as need be.
Recommended: Turn on Washington Exposure Notifications - WA Notify
WA Notify (also known as Washington Exposure Notifications) is a free tool that works on smartphones to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 without sharing any personal information. It is completely private and doesn’t know who you are or track where you go. We highly recommend you enable this tool on your smartphone before attending the theater.
We are planning to sell all performances at regular seating capacity, but if health and safety guidelines change there is the possibility of capacity restrictions becoming necessary. If so, it is possible that you and all of our ticketholders will be reseated. If this is required, we will seat you as close as possible to your current seats and/or at seats of similar value. All of our standard ticket policies apply for performance changes and cancellations. We appreciate your patience and flexibility.
All tickets will be delivered digitally via your Seattle Rep account. You can pull your tickets up on your mobile phone or print tickets at home.
The Patron Services Office (PSO) Will Call window will be open during performances for those who need it. Through our digital-first ticketing process, we hope to reduce the number of tickets available for pick-up at Will Call to prevent crowded lines from forming.
Seattle Rep has invested in and installed updated facilities in our spaces for the safety and comfort of our patrons and visitors.
All air filters have been replaced and upgraded to MERV 13 throughout our building’s HVAC systems.
Increasing Airflow in Lobby and Bagley Wright Theater
Renovations to the Bagley Wright Theater lobby and Patron Services Office vestibule are currently underway, designed with patron safety and accessibility in mind. Learn more about these renovations here.
Touchless sanitation stations have been installed throughout our lobby with free hand sanitizer for patron use.
If you have any questions about our current health and safety protocols, please contact the Patron Services Office at 206.443.2222 or send a message.