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Vaccination Policy for Lyric Opera Performances

Updated 11/15/2021

Lyric Opera of Kansas City will allow unvaccinated children under 12 to attend performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors by presenting a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time. In addition, unvaccinated children must wear a mask while inside the Production Arts Building, and a fully vaccinated adult must accompany the child. All attendees 12 + must be fully vaccinated to attend, and come prepared to show proof of vaccination status and matching ID. Masks for fully vaccinated adults are encouraged.

Updated 11/08/2021

Please note all patrons who enter the Kauffman Center to attend Lyric Opera of Kansas City performances must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are encouraged. You will have people sitting behind you, in front of you, and next to you.

We will reevaluate policy as public health circumstances evolve.

Updated 10/12/2021

All public performances of Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Harriman-Jewell Series at the Kauffman Center will continue to accept ONLY PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION WITH MATCHING PICTURE IDENTIFICATION. When children under twelve years of age can be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 they may attend performances. Lyric Opera of Kansas City will not accept negative COVID-19 tests from unvaccinated individuals for entry into performances at the Kauffman Center. On October 12, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts changed its policy to accept negative COVID-19 tests or proof of vaccination for select events. This policy change does not affect public performances by Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, or the Harriman-Jewell series, which will continue to allow only fully vaccinated patrons.

For complete Kauffman Center health and safety policy information and FAQs:

KCPA Safety Policy

Effective September 6, all individuals who attend an indoor and public Lyric Opera performance at either Kauffman Center for Performing Arts or at the Lyric’s Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building must provide proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination. Masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the building, except while eating or drinking in designated areas. This policy applies to all patrons, event staff, and volunteers.

“Full vaccination” means the day of the performance is at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination or at least 14 days after the single-dose COVID-19 vaccination. There will be no exceptions.  

Lyric Opera continues to monitor information shared by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the city of Kansas City, MO, and partners. For more information, visit CDC and the World Health Organization. 

Please read our FAQs below. For any additional questions, please email patronservices@kcopera.org or call Ticketing and Patron Services at (816) 471-7344, M-F, 10 am – 5 pm. 

 

What kind of Covid testing will you accept for children under 12?

Effective November 15, 2021, Lyric Opera of Kansas City will allow unvaccinated children under 12 to attend performances of Amahl and the Night Visitors by presenting a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time.

PCR test are available at local pharmacies, and other facilities, and are available to order on Amazon.


What do you mean by “fully-vaccinated”?

Fully vaccinated means the day of the performance is at least 14 days after the patron’s second dose of a two dose COVID-19 vaccination or at least 14 days after a single dose COVID-19 vaccination. 


What can I expect when I arrive for my performance?

All publicly ticketed Lyric Opera events will require proof of vaccination, government-issued photo identification, and masks for all audience members. 


What is an acceptable form demonstrating proof of vaccination?

A vaccination card issued by an accredited health care provider, which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, OR documentation of vaccination from an accredited healthcare provider’s electronic health record or governmental Immunization Information System record. Vaccination records must match a government issued photo ID.


Are photocopies or digital copies (i.e. a photo on a mobile device) acceptable forms of proof of vaccination?

Yes, the name on the card and dates of doses received must be legible and must match a government issued photo ID.


Will you accept proof of a negative COVID test in place of vaccination for adults?

No, only fully vaccinated individuals 12 and over will be allowed into Lyric Opera performances. Children under 12 will be admitted with a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of performance time. 


I cannot be vaccinated for religious or health reasons, is there still a way for me to attend the show?

No, only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed into Lyric Opera performances.


I am vaccinated, do I still need to wear a mask?

Please note all patrons who enter the Kauffman Center to attend Lyric Opera of Kansas City performances must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Masks are encouraged. You will have people sitting behind you, in front of you, and next to you.

We will reevaluate policy as public health circumstances evolve.


How long will this policy be in place?

This policy will go into effect on September 6, 2021. Lyric Opera of Kansas City, in collaboration with its partners, will reevaluate this policy on an ongoing basis and may adjust according to public health circumstances. Currently, there is no timeline for when this policy will end.


Can I still attend a show if I am vaccinated, but showing COVID like symptoms?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or simply do not feel well, please stay home. We can hold the value of your ticket(s) as a credit for a future performance. 


I subscribed to Lyric Opera prior to the KCPA vaccination policy and no longer wish to attend, what are my options?

Since LOKC’s season starts in November 2021 and full-scale mainstage performances in the Kauffman Center do not return until Spring 2022; we encourage you to wait for further updates regarding masks or vaccine mandates at the Kauffman Center before canceling or moving any tickets. 


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