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Latest Indoor Safety Guidelines

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is modifying its audience safety protocols to masks strongly recommended. Those who prefer to be masked or need to be masked to protect their own health conditions are welcomed to do so. Proof of a recent negative COVID test or voluntary proof of vaccination are also no longer required. Safety protocols are subject to change and may vary by show.


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Ticketing Questions and Concerns
If you have any ticketing concerns regarding our upcoming performance season and the protocols in place, please reach out to our Box Office at (941) 263-6799.

Our ticketing agents in the Box Office will be happy to assist with questions or concerns. For tickets purchased through resale or third-party sites, please contact the point of purchase directly to determine refund policies.


Masks: Patrons are encouraged to bring their own masks, however the Van Wezel will have disposable masks available, if necessary.

Hand sanitizer stations will be accessible throughout the facility and event spaces (i.e. lobbies upon entry and grand foyer where event is taking place).

We have installed UVC sanitation tools, like the UV SaniTower, and Ultravation UVMatrix Disinfection systems in the Air Handles, which improve indoor air quality.

We will be using a fogging machine to mass disinfect all areas with an environmentally responsible PathoCide sanitizer/disinfectant. Per PathoSans, this is “99.999% effective at killing bacteria within seconds” (PathoSans 2020). These areas will be fogged both prior to and following the event.

High touch areas will be disinfected throughout the event, including door handles, handrails, elevator call buttons, counters, etc.

Bathrooms are also equipped with AeraMax multistage HEPA filtration systems, and will be cleaned and disinfected prior to the event, as well as routinely throughout the event.

Theater seats will be disinfected before every performance.

Know before you go: Refreshments by Mattison's at the Van Wezel will be available for purchase. Beginning in October, dining will be offered either as a buffet style or seated meal before the show and during intermissions. For further information on Mattison's Catering, please call (941) 921-3400 or visit mattisonscatering.com.

We are following guidelines regarding best practices for sanitization, safety and will continue to do so. We also consult weekly with industry leaders and local performance venues and organizations on safety measures.

As we plan to implement new practices, local and national guidelines continue to evolve. We will continue to monitor any changes in directives and inform you of specific plans as we get closer to re-opening.

We appreciate your understanding and patience and we can't wait to welcome you back to the Van Wezel to enjoy live performances!

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