Health & Safety

A safe return to the stage

As we present in-person performances for our 2021–2022 Season, the health and safety of our staff, artists, audiences and guests continues to be our top priority. The policies outlined below are subject to change based on evolving city, state and CDC guidelines and will remain in effect until further notice. We will keep this page up to date so you know what to expect when you visit the theater.

Thank you for helping us keep the Guthrie as safe as possible for everyone in our community.

Updated January 5, 2022

Vaccination and mask policies

For ticket holders

All ticket holders, including students attending a matinee with their school, must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and a valid photo ID. A negative COVID-19 test result will no longer be accepted. Full vaccination means 14 days have passed since receiving a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

To attend a performance, all ticket holders must have the following:

  • Physical vaccination card or a photo of the card on a mobile device. We will accept documentation via the Bindle or Docket apps.
  • Valid photo ID (ticket holders under age 18 may provide a school photo ID or an official school document with the student’s name)
  • Mask that securely covers the nose and mouth (no bandanas, neck gaiters or face shields)
  • Valid Guthrie ticket

Theaters will be sold to full capacity without social distancing. Masks are required for all ticket holders.

Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted. If you are unable to attend a performance because you are sick, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19 or don’t meet the requirements outlined above, you may call the Box Office at 612.377.2224 to exchange your tickets or request a refund.

While these policies are intended to ensure everyone at the Guthrie stays healthy and safe, they do not guarantee protection against COVID-19. Ticket holders assume their own risk when they enter the theater.

What to Expect

For guests visiting the building

All guests must wear a mask that securely covers the nose and mouth when visiting the Guthrie’s indoor and outdoor public spaces during building hours. Bandanas and neck gaiters are not considered acceptable facial coverings. Proof of vaccination is not required. If you need a mask, just ask.

For Guthrie staff

Beginning September 23, 2021, all Guthrie staff, except those who have received an accommodation for medical or religious purposes, must be fully vaccinated. All Guthrie staff are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Ongoing health and safety protocols

  • The Guthrie closely monitors local, state and federal COVID-19 guidelines and consults with medical experts to adjust its health and safety policies as needed.
  • Masks are required for all Guthrie staff, volunteers, artists, audiences and guests. Artists will not be required to wear masks while performing onstage.
  • High-efficiency MERV 13 air filters increase fresh air intake and monitor humidity levels.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building.
  • Common areas and frequent touch points are disinfected multiple times a day.


Vaccine Locations 

CDC Mask Guide 

For more information, visit you lost your vaccination card, you may request a copy of your immunization record through the Minnesota Department of Health.

Not a Minnesota resident? Visit your state’s COVID-19 website to find vaccine locations near you.


For questions about attending a performance, contact the Box Office at 612.377.2224 or

For questions about visiting the building, contact Guest Services at

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