Indoor Performances

What to Expect at Indoor Performances

Ticket Office Hours

We are eager to welcome you back into the Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts. We've been working tirelessly to ensure that all appropriate safety protocols are in place for in-person performances, in accordance to guidance from George Mason University, the Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. Details about current protocols are below and will continue to be updated as the health situation evolves.  

Face Covering/Mask Requirement

As of May 29, face coverings are required for all unvaccinated visitors ages five and up and recommended for fully vaccinated patrons.

Physically-Distanced Seating

All audience members will be seated with their party approximately 3 feet from other attendees. More details below.


Covid-19 Safety Information

How are you ensuring the safety of audience members?

  • Face Coverings: All staff members and audience members are required to wear a face covering (mask) while on the campus of George Mason University. Learn more about face coverings on Mason's campus.  

  • Mason COVID Health✓™: Before coming to campus, all visitors (staff, artists, audience members) 16 and older should complete the Mason COVID Health✓™. Upon completion, you will get an email with a green, yellow, or red status. Please stay home if you do not receive a green status. 

  • Hand Sanitizing Stations: Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the outdoor venue and near the Ticket Office and restrooms.  

  • Cleaning Protocols: The Center for the Arts is following George Mason University's guidance for cleaning and disinfecting the facility.  

  • Stay home if you are sick: If you are not able to attend, please contact the Ticket Office before the event to discuss the options of an exchange certificate, an in-kind donation, or a refund. 

*By attending this event, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to Covid-19. 

How are you ensuring the safety of your staff and artists?

Center for the Arts staff are provided with PPE and continue to follow all Covid-19 safety protocols, including wearing masks, washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, and minimizing in-person contact. If any staff display symptoms of Covid-19, or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for Covid-19, they will not be present on the George Mason University campus. Our safety, and your safety, is our top priority. 

All artists will adhere to international and domestic travel and safety guidelines. Artists and Center for the Arts staff members are working together closely to ensure that appropriate physical distancing measures and cleaning protocols are maintained. 

What measures are Center for the Arts taking to minimize risk, beyond university protocols?

George Mason University has outlined numerous safety protocols, all which the Center for the Arts has adopted. The Center is taking additional steps to minimize the risk including: 

  • Monitoring bathroom occupancy during performances 

  • Increased directional signage around the hall 

  • Distanced lines for seating and at the ticket office 

  • Limiting indoor gathering in our lobby spaces 

  • Frequent restroom cleaning and decreased capacity 

  • All Center for the Arts staff and artists are required to complete the Mason COVID Health✓™ 

How can patrons help us for a safe re-opening?

We ask that our patrons partner with the Center for the Arts in taking steps to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Please keep high-risk behaviors in mind before coming to our venue; if you have recently traveled out of the state, participated in large social gatherings, or have been around persons who tested positive for Covid-19, consider staying home to enjoy our Mason Arts at Home virtual content!  

During performances, we ask patrons minimize audible cheering, shouting, or yelling.