Michigan Opera Theatre's COVID-19 Safety Plan - Michigan Opera Theatre

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we operate the Detroit Opera House differently to ensure a safe environment for our patrons, artists, volunteers, and staff.



We are thrilled to welcome guests back to the Detroit Opera House.  The safety of our guests, artists, and staff, is our greatest priority. In response to the current COVID-19 infection numbers, we have updated our safety protocols as outlined below.  As always, we will follow guidelines and recommendations as set forth by the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   We will continue to monitor and adjust these policies as appropriate.


Effective September 23, all guests, performers, contractors, and staff 12 years of age and older, upon entry to the Detroit Opera House, must provide the following documentation:

      • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with at least 14 days having passed between the final dose and Detroit Opera House event.   Or  Negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event start time or a 6-hour antigen test.
      • A government issued photo ID (i.e., driver’s license or passport) that matches the proof of full vaccination/negative test documentation.
      • Vaccination validation applications such as Clear and Bindle are acceptable and encouraged.

Patrons who are not vaccinated must provide a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test from a healthcare provider taken within 72 hours of the Detroit Opera House event’s start time. Self-administered at-home tests will not be accepted.

Children under the age of 12 must provide a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen or PCR test from a healthcare provider taken within 72 hours of Detroit Opera House event start time. 

Patrons unable to provide this documentation will not be admitted.


With the above, guests are invited to enjoy performances mask-free while seated.  However, a mask must be worn, properly over the nose and mouth, in all common areas including lobbies, aisleways, and restrooms, regardless of vaccination status.


We all have a shared responsibility to keep patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers safe. Please do not visit the Detroit Opera House if you:

      • Have symptoms of any infectious illness or have been exposed to someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the past 14 days
      • Have a body temperature of 100.4 or higher, unexplained or abnormal coughing, sneezing, sore throat, fatigue or difficulty breathing
      • Believe you may be carrying or are ill with COVID-19

Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place. You may notice our staff disinfecting areas regularly around the building.

Air filtration systems in the Detroit Opera house have been upgraded with MERV 15 filters

Hand sanitizing stations are located in highly visible and accessible locations throughout the building.

Training protocols and routine evaluations are ongoing.

Cashless payment options, including credit and debit cards and mobile pay applications are available onsite.

For more details about the Michigan Opera Theatre Reopening Plan created in partnership with NSF International feel free to click here or the button below. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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