CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Symphony at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center announced Friday that individuals attending performances will be required to provide proof of vaccination and matching valid photo identification.
According to a news release, the requirement will be needed at every performance and the final dose of the vaccine must have been administered at least 14 days before entry. The new policy will be in effect starting with the Symphony’s Opening Night at the Knight Theater, October 15, 2021.
Guests who are unvaccinated, including those under 12 years of age, must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours before the start of the performance or a negative Rapid Antigen test taken within 24 hours before the start of the performance, along with valid photo ID. Tests must state the date and time of the test, type of test, and negative result.
“Documentation of vaccination or test results may be hard copy or digital. It must clearly state the name of the guest and date of vaccination or test,” officials said in a news release. “The name must match a valid photo ID. In addition to the vaccination requirement, the Charlotte Symphony will require all guests, age 2 and above, to wear masks indoors in all our venues, except when consuming food or beverage in designated areas. Food and drink will not be allowed inside the concert hall.”
The decision to require proof of vaccination for patrons was made after careful consideration and consultation with Atrium Health, the City of Charlotte, and our partners at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center to keep audiences, musicians, and staff safe.
These policies are subject to change as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Ticket-holders are encouraged to check the Symphony’s most recent Health and Safety guidelines here.