Portland Opera is committed to keeping artists, musicians, company members, audience members, and staff members safe.
Please see below for current policies regarding admittance and attendance, as well as details regarding flexibility for ticket holders. This page is dedicated specifically to COVID information: here is where you can view all Terms and Conditions. We also invite you to learn more about how we continue to navigate COVID-19 at Portland Opera.
A note about the 22/23 Season: at the time of our announcement of the 22/23 season, Portland Opera is operating under mask requirements as well as entry requirements for proof of vaccination or negative tests, as outlined below. Please know that these policies are subject to change at any time, and may be different on performance day than they are today. Thank you for your flexibility and for doing your part to keep everyone safe.
Updated COVID-19 Attendance Policy
- All ticket holders, regardless of age, are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination or a negative test result from a COVID PCR test (taken within 72 hours of performance time) for entry into the theatre. Self-administered tests are not accepted.
- “Fully vaccinated” means that ticket holders have received their final vaccination dose of either the two-dose regimen of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson at least 14 days before your performance date. Audience members aged 18 and over must present a photo ID. Booster shots are highly recommended. You can schedule one here.
- All patrons, regardless of age, test results, and vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside the theatre at all times (expect when consuming food or beverages). Out of respect for the agreements we've made with our union artists, musicians, and staff members: masks will be required for attendees to all performances of The Central Park Five, even as state-wide mask mandates expire. If you prefer not to wear a mask, we invite you to view the production digitally.
What is required for entry?
To enter Portland Opera performances, please bring a photo ID and proof of full vaccination, or negative COVID PCR test from within 72 hours of the performance.
- Proof of full vaccination can mean your physical vaccination card, Oregon's Electronic COVID-19 Vaccine Card, or a photo of your vaccination card/clearly legible photocopy/digital record that clearly shows your full name and dosage details. Trained entry staff will review your proof of vaccination upon arrival.
It is important that we verify audience members' names on negative tests results or vaccine cards, but we understand that there are many reasons that legal IDs might not match vaccine cards or names. So, here are some options:
We ask that audience members ages 18 and over either present a photo ID, or ask for an alternate ID verification.
Simply show your test or vaccine card, and either present it with your ID, or present it and ask for alternate ID verification. For alternate verification, you will be asked to go to the Box Office window where we can do a verbal identification with your account information.
Do we need to wear masks?
Yes. All patrons, regardless of age, test results, and vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside the theatre at all times (expect when consuming food or beverages). Our of respect for the agreements we've made with our union artists, musicians, and staff members: masks will be required for attendees to all performances of The Central Park Five, even if state-wide mask mandates expire. If you prefer not to wear a mask, we invite you to view the production digitally.
Covid-19 Resources in Oregon:
Ticket holder Options, Risks, and Updated Policies for Flexibility
- Portland Opera has created new policies for COVID-19 exchanges and refunds. Under the following circumstances, Portland Opera will permit you to exchange your tickets within the current season, convert your ticket purchase to a donation, or refund your ticket purchase:
- You or someone in your party has tested positive for COVID-19 during the 14-day period preceding the event.
- You or someone in your party is not feeling well during the 14-day period preceding the event and has exhibited symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
- You otherwise feel that you represent a significant transmission risk, e.g. you are caring for someone that has COVID-19 or is not feeling well.
- We ask that any such exchange, donation, or refund request must be made by contacting Portland Opera’s Patron Services team 24 hours prior to the performance start time.
- If you hold tickets for a performance that is cancelled or reduced in capacity due to government mandates, staffing or company cases, or other COVID-19 considerations, your seats may be rescheduled to a convenient time, or you may receive a refund, or opt to concert your tickets into a donation. In this event, you will be contacted by a member of our Patron Services team, so that we can understand your preference.
- It is common knowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending Portland Opera events, all staff, crew, performers, company members, and audience members voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
- Please note that dates, programming, artistic, ticket policies, donor benefits, and COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements are subject to ongoing change or cancellation. Reasonable accommodations may be made for medical or religious reasons. Please contact Patron Services.
- We will reassess this policy on an ongoing basis. We reserve the right to change, adopt and enforce safety measures as needed.
- Failure to comply with safety procedures outlined by management may result in your removal from Portland Opera performances or events.
Digital Options for Educational Purposes & Access
- Portland Opera plans to continue to broadcast each production in the 21/22 season for on-demand viewing via Portland Opera Onscreen, our digital channel. Dates and windows of access will be announced. Patrons may purchase a digital pass, and Portland Opera is making special consideration for educational access. Parents and educators are encouraged to check back for educational updates.
You can read all of Portland Opera's ticket and performance policies here.
Our Patron Services team is available to assist you with any questions or concerns.