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Dozens of theatres have joined with Theatre Philadelphia in a new policy to protect audiences and theater workers.

Theatres include the largest in the region to some of the more intimate theatre companies, including Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Theatre Exile, 11th Hour Theatre Company, 1812 Productions, Curio Theatre Company, EgoPo Classic Theater, FringeArts, The Hum’n’bards Theatre Troupe, Temple Theaters and Theatre Ariel.

Audiences will also be required to wear masks following the current policy of the City of Philadelphia for indoor theatre performances where all audiences are not vaccinated. Additionally, twelve area theatres have gone a step farther and will only allow patrons that are fully vaccinated. The list includes Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Wilma Theatre, Theatre Exile, 11th Hour Theatre Company, 1812 Productions, Curio Theatre Company, EgoPo Classic Theater, FringeArts, The Hum’n’bards Theatre Troupe, Temple Theaters and Theatre Ariel.

Theatres in the Philadelphia region will require audiences to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend indoor performances beginning September 1st. The testing exception is to include accommodations for children under 12, people with a medical condition, or individuals with closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. If unable to be vaccinated, guests must provide proof of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. No home tests will be accepted.

For proof of vaccine, Theatre Philadelphia has partnered with Bindle app to verify vaccine and test results ahead of performances. Full details on the policy, along with an updated list of theatres, can be found at www.theatrephiladelphia.org.