The Opera Festival of Chicago is dedicated to presenting a comfortable and safe musical experience for its patrons, musicians, and staff.

To ensure everyone’s safety and to abide with CDC and venue regulations, the Opera Festival of Chicago is following the latest guidelines. If you have any questions about the policies, please contact us at admin@operafestivalchicago.org.

  • Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 14 days will not be permitted into the venues. If you are unable to attend a performance, you are encouraged to contact us to discuss flexible exchange and refund options. We are happy to accommodate you as best we can.
  • Face coverings may be required or encouraged depending on standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the time of the performance and the venue’s guidelines.
  • Currently at Thalia Hall, anyone that is fully vaccinated is not required to wear a face mask. For those that are not vaccinated, face masks are required. They will not be checking for vaccine cards — “we are a community space and rely on your honesty and trust to help us keep you, the city of Chicago, and our people safe. We’re eager to welcome you back safely to Thalia Hall and we will continue to follow CDC and local government guidelines.”

COVID-19 Rules

Facemasks

Face coverings may be required or encouraged depending on standards from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the time of the performance and the venue’s guidelines.

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the lobby and venue.

Enhanced Cleaning Procedures

Our venues are dedicated to maintaining cleanliness throughout the building. The auditorium will be sanitized before and between performances, and after all events.

Ticketing Procedures

Our venues are providing eTicking systems to minimize exchanges between patrons and staff. Each of our events will have a check in station in addition to the ability to scan in your tickets. Specific seating tickets will be emailed from the venue and available on the day of the event.

The latest Covid-19 guidance is available through the city of Chicago.

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