Safety is Our Top Priority

We are excited to welcome you back to the 2021–2022 Season at the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Our top priority is the health and safety of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers.

Starting October 1, 2021, and in partnership with our venue Dayton Live, we are implementing the following new health and safety protocols at all of our performances and events until further notice.

  • Vaccination– We require proof of vaccination (vaccination card or a photo on your phone) along with a valid ID for all attendees.
  • Testing – If you have not been fully vaccinated for any reason, you must provide proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 test (within 72 hours) or a negative rapid antigen test (within 24 hours).
  • Masks – Required for all patrons over the age of 2 during your entire visit while attending a DPAA performance or event. Your mask must cover both your nose and mouth.
  • Age Restrictions – Children under the age of 12 are exempt from providing proof of a COVID test in order to attend.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below that answer any additional questions you may have about the new vaccination mandate and mask requirement.

*All adults are required to present a government-issued ID along with proof of vaccination. For audiences under 18, a government-issued photo ID or school photo ID are accepted.

**Any audience member between the ages of 12 to 17 who does not either have a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and vaccine documentation for themselves and can confirm the validity of the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.


From Our Partners at Dayton Live


Frequently Asked Questions

Amid rising COVID -19 cases and the increasing threat of the Delta variant, we are taking this step to provide the highest level of public safety for audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists.

Dayton Live currently has a mask mandate for all of its venues. The proof of vaccine or negative COVID-19 test will be required beginning October 1, 2021, and will remain in place until further notice. Health and safety policies will continue to be regularly evaluated and adjusted based on community health data, and public health and government guidance.

Yes, we will need to verify your vaccine status for every performance and event at Dayton Live venues, to ensure the ticket holder is the person vaccinated. We are not keeping any data for future use.

The following documentation is acceptable:

  • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose administered) OR
  • A photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
  • A 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 required at the door

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.

RECOMMENDATION: Take a photo of your vaccination card and matching photo ID together for quicker verification.

To attend a DPAA performance or event you must be fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test.

For guests who are not fully vaccinated, they must provide proof of 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.

COVID-19 tests must be administered by a third party or a virtual proctor. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.  Test results must include name, test result, and timestamp to be considered valid.

No. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from needing a COVID test to enter. Masking is still required.

Patrons younger than 18 may present a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID as an alternative.  Guests younger than 18 who do not have either a government-issued ID or school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and vaccine documentation for themselves and can confirm the validity of the minor’s test results or vaccination verification.

Yes. Masks are required in all Dayton Live venues, except when actively eating or drinking.

Everyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask. Please remember, most Dayton Performing Arts Alliance performances and events are not recommended for children under 6.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and Dayton Live staff, volunteers, and artists will be required to comply with these health & safety protocols.

Click here for the most up-to-date information on finding and scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine.

Click here for a list of testing and community health centers.

We are able to offer refunds, place the value of your ticket(s) on account for future use during the 2021-22 season, or donate the value of your ticket(s) back to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Read more details about our COVID-19 Ticket Guarantee here.

To request any of the ticket options above, please contact the Dayton Live Box Office by phone at 937.228.3630 (Tu-Fri; 10 AM to 6 PM) or by email at [email protected]