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

This page was last updated on April 25, 2022.

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 the Bitz Opera Factory in the Strip District or the Benedum Center and the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (AWAACC) downtown provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Please note that despite the recent relaxing of mask mandates elsewhere, Pittsburgh Opera and its partners are continuing to require masks at our events and performances through at least May 1, 2022.

Our May 7th Family Day eventMay 7th Brown Bag concert, and our May 14th Maecenas XXXVII gala will be "mask-friendly", meaning attendees are welcome to wear masks but are not required to. Those events will still require proof of vaccination. 

Please see details below about what constitutes proof of vaccination, criteria for proof of negative tests for exceptions such as children, photo ID requirements, masking requirements, and other important information. 

Link to the Cultural Trust's COVID Protocols page


Link to the August Wilson African American Cultural Center's COVID Protocols page

Background Information

What performances and events do these rules apply to?

Vaccination requirement details

What counts as Proof of Vaccination?

Exceptions for Children and others

ID Requirements

Face Coverings Requirements

What if I've tested positive, am waiting for test results, or am experiencing symptoms?

Bitz Opera Factory Cleanings/Hygiene/HVAC

Social Distancing at the Bitz Opera Factory