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Vaccination Policy for LOKC Performances at the Kauffman Center

An important Health and Safety Update from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts:

 

Updated 9/7/21: for the full Kauffman Center health and safety policy information and FAQs, please read:

Full Safety Policy

To address current COVID-19 public health concerns, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, in partnership with the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, and Harriman-Jewell Series, will implement new COVID-19 protocols for Kauffman Center performances.  

Effective Sept. 6, all individuals who enter the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to attend a public performance 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.  

Currently, we cannot accommodate children under 12 or any unvaccinated guests, event staff, or volunteers for public performances at the Kauffman Center.  

“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. In addition, the Kauffman Center has a health and safety plan in place. For further details, please visit the Kauffman Center Health and Safety page for current information. 

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-Th, 10 am – 5 pm. 

To read the full Kauffman Center press statement, please click here. 

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 at KCPA for my performance?

All publicly ticketed events beginning Sept 6 at the Kauffman Center will require proof of vaccination as well as masks for all audience members. Visit the Kauffman Center website for the most updated health and safety information. 


How do I show proof of my vaccination?

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. KCPA is exploring the possibility of accepting digital proof of vaccination images. Presenting physical vaccination card is required at this time. Photo ID may be requested – such as a government-issued photo ID, school photo ID or passport – to be present with proof of vaccination upon entry to the venue.

We are continuing to develop more specific operational protocols associated with this new policy, which will be posted on this page as soon as possible. You can also check out this page on the Kauffman Center website. 


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

No, only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed into the Kauffman Center for performances.   


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 the Kauffman Center for performances.


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

Yes, masks will also be required, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the building, except while eating or drinking in designated locations.  


Does this policy apply to the Orpheus KC Affair event at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building?

Yes, only fully vaccinated individuals will be allowed into the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building for the Orpheus KC event on October 2, 2021. 


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 on-going 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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