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Know Before You Go
Updated: August 19, 2021


As we raise our curtains this fall and return to live performances, your health and safety is our priority. Our goal is to ensure you can comfortably resume enjoying cultural events once again!

Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse has instituted layers of defense against COVID-19 and the safety practices for our guests, students, staff, and artists – the latest of which is a vaccination and mask requirement.

Point Park University requires all students to be vaccinated. Additionally, a university-wide mask mandate is in place. In a recent survey, we learned that 96% of our audience are fully vaccinated and 97% are more comfortable returning to the Playhouse with a vaccine-only admittance policy. It’s fabulous to see our unity in working together to keep each other and our community safe.

The vaccine policy begins September 1 and will remain in effect through November 30. We will continually be monitoring this protocol along with federal, state, and local guidelines and keep you informed of any changes.

Vaccination and Masking Requirements

Guests ages 12 and older who are attending a public performances at the Pittsburgh Playhouse must be fully vaccinated with the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine and must show proof of vaccination with their valid ticket at the time of entry. Fully vaccinated means that on the date of the performance you would have received your second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine at least 14 days prior. Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests may display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. Use of a Digital Vaccination Passport App is also acceptable.

Point Park University students, who are required to be vaccinated, need only show a valid student I.D. for entry.

The only exceptions are:

Guests under the age of 12, who must be tested and accompanied by an adult that meets our venue’s vaccination requirements; or guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief.

For guests who are not able to be vaccinated for one of the reasons listed above, they must provide one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:

Negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time, or negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

Together with the proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may use a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID. Guests under 12 must be tested and accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements.

Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe and be well. 

Point Park University COVID Guidelines