Pittsburgh Opera wants you to feel safe attending our performances and events.

We have developed and are implementing robust safety protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to protect patrons, visitors, employees, staff, artists, and volunteers, as well as mitigate the potential for spread of COVID-19 in our organizational areas and communities. 

All policies have been developed with consideration for recommendations and/or orders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Allegheny County Health Department, as well as best practices being developed in the performing arts industry in the United States and abroad.

These protocols are not only intended to keep you safe, but to allow you to sit back and enjoy our performances with peace of mind.

Audience Vaccination Requirements for Indoor Performances and Events through Nov. 30th

Effective August 19, 2021, Pittsburgh Opera, in partnership with other performing arts organizations from Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, is requiring that guests attending indoor performances and events at our headquarters in the Strip District or the Benedum Center downtown provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Full details are in the "Vaccination Requirements for Indoor Performances" section below.

Face Coverings Requirements for Indoor Performances and Events through Nov. 30th

Effective August 19, 2021, Pittsburgh Opera, in partnership with other performing arts organizations from Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, is requiring all guests attending indoor performances and events at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters in the Strip District or the Benedum Center downtown wear face coverings when levels of community COVID-19 transmission in Allegheny County are ‘substantial’ or ‘high’. Full details are in the "Face Coverings Requirements for Indoor Performances" section below.

In addition, any person experiencing any COVID-19 symptom that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity, or who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last ten days, or is currently waiting for COVID-19 test results will be denied admittance.

Company members are also subjected to health screenings as part of normal business operations.

Vaccination Requirements for Indoor Performances

Face Coverings Requirements for Indoor Performances

Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters Cleanings/Hygiene/HVAC

Social Distancing at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters