Bartell Theatre to require proof of vaccination upon entrance

MADISON, Wis. — The Bartell Theatre is requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all members coming into the theatre in order to make sure everyone is as safe as possible.

The theatre is preparing for its return this fall by following CDC and local health official guidance.

As COVID cases and variants rise, the theatre is asking all audience, staff and cast members to show proof of vaccination. Additionally, The Bartell will be enforcing a mask mandate in all spaces open to the public.

To attend a show, audience members must bring their CDC vaccination card or have a photo of it on their phones.

The Bartell Theatre is offering exemptions for those unable to get vaccinated such as children under the age of 12 and people with certain medical conditions. These individuals are asked to provide a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the performance time.

The Overture Center for the Arts announced this week requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend a show.