Florida Grand Opera and Miami City Ballet among venues that will require negative COVID testing for audiences | Coronavirus
Beginning with the season opening concert on Wednesday, September 22 by Firefall, Pure Prairie League and Orleans at the Parker, Broward Center for the Performing Arts and all partner venues, attendees will be required to present a negative COVID test – or a proof that they are fully vaccinated – for entry.
The negative test must have been carried out within 72 hours of the performance.
Spectators will be required to wear a mask at all times and vaccinations are also required for staff, volunteers and team work performances, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.
The Sun Sentinel called the policy one of the most difficult public safety measures taken by a South Florida destination.
In a statement, Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley said, “The return of the live performing arts depends on the confidence of artists and the public. Many artists are now asking for these kinds of security protocols, and our new policy is quickly becoming the industry standard and similar to those implemented by Broadway theaters, major concert promoters and venues across the country.
The new guidelines apply to all paid events, including those presented by Bank of America Broadway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Gold Coast Jazz, Miami City Ballet, Slow Burn Theater Company, and Symphony of the Americas.
According to the Sun Sentinel, the Broward Center alone presents 700 performances per year in front of 700,000 people.
To learn more about the Broward Center for the Performing Art’s safety guidelines, click here.