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Our promise to you is to create a safe and comfortable environment to once again enjoy Your Philadelphia Orchestra—live and in person—in Verizon Hall.
While we can’t control the uncertainties of the pandemic, we can create a safe and comfortable return for you to Verizon Hall. As of September 18, 2021, the Kimmel Cultural Campus is joining performing arts centers across the nation in requiring that all patrons provide proof of full vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events, including Orchestra performances at the Kimmel Center and Academy of Music.
A physical copy or photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card will be required for entry into Kimmel Cultural Campus buildings. Patrons 18 years of age and older will also need to show a photo ID. Anyone leaving an event will need to go through the vaccination check point again for re-entry.
Vaccination check points are located outside of all Kimmel Cultural Campus venues. Patrons will be allowed into the venues once their vaccine card or photo of their vaccine card has been presented to our security personnel. Please allow extra time for this process.
Fully vaccinated means patrons must receive their final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to the date of the performance. Proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12. Children under 12 will be required to show a negative result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. All patrons are required to wear masks inside the venues at all times except when consuming food or beverages in designated locations.
Learn MoreThe Kimmel Cultural Campus is currently working on a plan of action to implement this mandate. Policies are subject to change based upon guidance from the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage audiences to visit the Kimmel Cultural Campus’s Safe and Clean Commitment page for health and safety guidelines and instructions. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted. This policy is subject to change and will be posted on this page, and on KimmelCulturalCampus.org. For questions regarding our return to Verizon Hall, please read our 2021–22 FAQ.
Your safety and the safety of our musicians and staff is our top priority. With our partners at the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Penn Medicine, and local health authorities, we will continue to respond and adapt appropriately. We will continue to update this section with the most up-to-date information. In alignment with public health guidelines as of June 23, 2021, seating in Verizon Hall will be open at full capacity for all fall 2021 performances.
This time away from live performances has given us room to think more deeply about the ways in which we present concerts. As a result, our fall concerts will reflect a gentle break from some of the traditions of the past. For instance, the Orchestra musicians will be dressed in contemporary all-black attire. Concerts will be shorter and without intermission to accommodate for safety. PreConcert Lectures will be presented digitally and will be accessible before and after performances.
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