Return to Live Performances with Confidence

Updated: August 19, 2021


To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, The Broad Stage is requiring guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and to wear masks at all times. This policy applies to all performances, whether indoors or outdoors. 

The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: 

  • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of COVID-19 vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, which must be at least two weeks prior to the event date) 

  • A photo of the attendee’s vaccination card as a separate document 

  • A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device 

  • Documentation of full vaccination from a healthcare provider 

  • A digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at

A COVID-19 vaccine satisfies the requirements if: (i) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a License or an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the vaccine or; (ii) the World Health Organization has approved Emergency Use Listing (EUL).  

Guests who require an exemption from vaccination or will be bringing children under the age of 12 must contact Patron Services at or call 310.434.3200 at least 2 business days prior to your performance date. 

This policy also applies to all staff, artists, and volunteers who work onsite. For any questions about this policy, please contact Patron Services at or call via 310.434.3200. 

NOTE: This policy is subject to changes at any time, in accordance with fluctuating local, state and federal guidelines. Please watch your email for our current policy before your scheduled performance date.

Our Commitment to Safety 

Safety comes first 

The safety and personal comfort of our patrons are paramount. We are confident we can now move forward with minimal risk to patrons, artists and staff. 

Things will not go back to normal right away, but we can create a new normal together. For now, we can share what we do know. We are using a traditional seat map in all venues, and we will not be offering concessions. 

We understand 

• Public safety recommendations continue to change. 

• Your health and/or personal safety standards may change. 

• Artists' ability to travel may change. 

• Our need to connect with one another is stronger than ever. 

We're in this together 

• To make our performances as safe as possible for artists, audiences and staff, all in-person events will meet or exceed Santa Monica College, local, state and national safety guidelines.

• Please observe all safety protocols at our venues, indoors and out, including instructions provided by staff on site.

• We ask that you stay home if you are not feeling well or may have been exposed to COVID-19.  

• We remain flexible in all our plans; we ask that you do, too.  

• We offer sick pay to our staff, so they don’t feel compelled to work if they are not feeling well.  

Frequently Asked Questions

When will The Broad Stage start live performances? 

We will perform live and outside over Labor Day weekend and return to indoor performances in October, with a full schedule starting in January. See Fall details here. The Winter/Spring 2022 season will be announced in the Fall. 

What if I buy tickets and change my mind? 

For Fall 2021 events, all ticket purchases are refundable prior to curtain, no questions asked. Please call or email Patron Services for a refund or credit on account. Credit is valid through June 2022. Fees are always non-refundable. 

What changes have you made at the theaters? 

As performances draw near, as necessary and prudent, we continue to make adjustments to ensure your comfort and safety. We know the following are in place for your return: 

• Hand sanitizer stations 

• No-contact ticket scanning 

• Digital programs 

I still have questions.  

Our Patron Services department is here to help you. Please email your questions to