Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing Arts
In an effort to provide the highest level of public safety to our audiences, artists, staff and volunteers, entrance to any event at the Washington Center will now require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or, for those who are not vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. Staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative COVID PCR tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Masks will also be required for audience members inside the theater, except while actively eating or drinking.
The Washington Center joins with other local arts organizations including Harlequin Productions, Olympia Film Society, as well as regional arts organizations including Seattle Symphony, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Seattle Repertory Theatre, the 5th Avenue Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Village Theatre, and Seattle Theatre Group that are requiring proof of either full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours for entry to all performances.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:
- Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR
- Photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
- Photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR
- Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
- Matching photo ID will be required at the door.
Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
The following are acceptable as proof of a negative COVID-19 test result:
- Printed document (from the test provider or laboratory) OR
- Email or text message displayed on a phone or electronic device from the test provider or laboratory.
- The information provided should include name of person tested, type of test performed, and date of negative test result (date of negative PCR test result must be within prior 72 hours).
- Matching photo ID will be required at the door.
Self-reported negative test results that are not from a test provider, a laboratory, or a health care provider cannot be accepted.
Ticket holders that are unwilling or unable to comply with the above COVID-19 protocols have until two weeks before their event to request a refund, less ticket service fees. Otherwise, copy of a positive COVID-19 test (see above) will be required for a ticket refund, less ticket service fees. This can be emailed prior to the event time to firstname.lastname@example.org with their ticket confirmation number. Ticket holders will NOT be permitted in the theater without proper documentation and matching identification.
This policy is in effect September 15 through December 2021. The Washington Center will be monitoring the situation. This end date is subject to change and will be re-assessed in October.
“This is the ‘new standard’ for admission to performing arts events around the world,” said Executive Director Jill Barnes. “We thank our patrons for their continued support of the arts and the advance masking, proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test requirements. We’re all eager to welcome our many patrons and fans back to the magic of live performances.”
For more information about the vaccine, how to schedule a vaccine appointment, or COVID-19 testing please go to the Thurston County website.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.
For more information please contact:
Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director
Box Office Information:
- Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
- For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.
A full list of Washington Center 21-22 season events is also available online.
|Performance||Date||Time||Public On-Sale Date*|
|National Geographic Live: Pink Boots and a Machete: Mireya Mayor||Thu, 16-Sep-21||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Silent Movie Series: “Silent Kings of Comedy”||Sun, 26-Sep-21||2:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|WILCO | ODE TO JOY TOUR||Sat, 9-Oct-21||7:30 PM||SOLD OUT
|Black Box Jazz Kareem Kandi||Fri, 15-Oct-21||8:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Boogie From the Bayou
Featuring BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
|Fri, 29-Oct-21||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Chris Perondi’s Stunt Dog Experience||Fri, 12-Nov-21||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|The Hip Hop Nutcracker||Mon, 15-Nov-21||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Seattle International Comedy Competition||Thu, 18-Nov-21||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Windham Hill’s Winter Solstice||Wed, 1-Dec-21||7:30 PM||8/27/2021|
|God Is A Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special||Fri, 3-Dec-21||7:30 PM||8/27/2021|
|International Guitar Night XXII||Tue, 18-Jan-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Comedy Underground||Thu, 20-Jan-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Black Box Jazz Ann Reynolds and Clave Gringa||Fri, 21-Jan-22||8:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Pink Martini||Mon, 24-Jan-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Ensemble Mik Nawooj||Thu, 3-Feb-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Black Box Jazz Max Hatt/Edda Glass||Fri, 11-Feb-22||8:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour||Sat, 12-Feb-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Comedy Underground||Thu, 17-Feb-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|An Evening with Judy Collins||Fri, 25-Feb-22||7:30 PM||8/27/2021|
|Ladies of Laughter||Fri, 11-Mar-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Silent Film Series: Buster Keaton: A Shorts Film Collection||Sun, 13-Mar-22||2:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Bessie, Billie, & Nina – Pioneering Women in Jazz||Tue, 15-Mar-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Comedy Underground||Thu, 24-Mar-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|That Golden Girls Show! – a puppet parody||Fri, 25-Mar-22||7:30 PM||9/3/2021|
|Koresh Dance Company||16-Apr-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Comedy Underground||Thu, 21-Apr-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Black Box Jazz Duende Libre Trio||Fri, 22-Apr-22||8:00 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|An Evening with David Sedaris||Tue, 10-May-22||7:30 PM||8/27/2021|
|The Center Salon||Fri, 13-May-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW
limited seating available
|“Perk up, pianist!”||Sat, 21-May-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW
Limited seating available
|The Temptations||Thu, 9-Jun-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|
|Comedy Underground||Thu, 23-June-22||7:30 PM||ON SALE NOW|