Health & Safety Protocols

Beginning November 1, 2021, all patrons regardless of age who attend public KCRep performances must provide either proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (at least 14 days following 2nd shot), or a PCR test proving negative results of COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of the performance date. Masks will also be required.

This is the policy for all ticketholders of KCRep public performances taking place in Spencer Theater and Copaken Stage.

This is not a requirement established by the University of Missouri or H&R Block.

Pandemic illness is present throughout the greater Kansas City region. Prospective event guests should not enter Kansas City Repertory Theatre if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness or have been in contact with someone exhibiting signs of illness, particularly COVID-19.

Prospective event guests who are exposed to higher risk or who are in close contact with someone of higher risk should not enter. Examples of higher risk attributes include Asthma, Autoimmune Disorders, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Diabetes, HIV, Immunodeficiency Disorders, Kidney Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Obesity, Older Adults, Organ Transplantation, Pregnancy, Sickle Cell Anemia, Smoking and E-Cigarettes. By attending this event, the bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, acknowledges that they and their party could increase the risk of contracting pandemic illness for themselves and for others. The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, further acknowledges that Kansas City Repertory Theatre will carry out preventive and screening measures of event participants and event staff in accordance to public health guidelines but cannot eliminate all pandemic risk to participants. Refusal by bearer and/or their party to undergo preventive and screening measures will forego their privilege of entry to and participation in the event.

The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, assumes all risks and responsibility for any pandemic injury to the bearer or their party, including illness, damage, loss, claim, disability, death, liability, or expense experienced or incurred by participation in the event. The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, agrees to release and hold harmless Kansas City Repertory Theatre of and from the claims, liabilities, actions, damages, costs and expenses for any pandemic injury.

With receiving this waiver, I and my party affirmatively consent to this acknowledgment and waiver.

KCRep is looking forward to welcoming audiences back into our theatres, while keeping the health and safety of our artists, guests, staff and volunteers a top priority. Please note, our protocols will continue to be regularly evaluated and updated based on community health data and public health and government guidance. Please check back here for updates in advance of scheduled performances.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or simply do not feel well, please stay home.

By entering Spencer Theatre and/or Copaken Stage, you agree to abide by our COVID-19 policies and procedures.

COVID-19 Warning

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness and death. By visiting KCRep, and/or attending productions, events or other activities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19. All visitors must follow the KCRep health and safety protocols. Please do your part to keep yourself and others safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccination Requirements

All guests who attend a public performance must be fully vaccinated (see below for list of CDC and WHO approved vaccines) and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into KCRep spaces for a public performance accompanied by a government-issued photo ID and a valid event ticket. Alternatively, guests may show proof of a PCR test proving negative results of COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of the performance date.

Fully vaccinated means on the day of the performance:

  • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or
  • at least 14 days have passed since the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider or accredited clinic who performed the vaccination and list the dates each dose was administered. Government-issued photo IDs include driver’s license, school photo ID, or passport.

Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required.

What is an acceptable form demonstrating proof of vaccination?

A vaccination card issued by an accredited health care provider, which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered, OR documentation of vaccination from an accredited healthcare provider’s electronic health record or governmental Immunization Information System record.

Are photocopies or digital copies (i.e. a photo on a mobile device) acceptable forms of proof of vaccination?

Yes, the name on the card and dates of doses received must be legible.

What constitutes “Fully Vaccinated?”

“Fully Vaccinated” means that a ticket holder’s performance is at least 14 days after their final vaccine dose (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson or other WHO-approved vaccine).

Will I be asked to present a government-issued photo ID with my vaccination card?

Yes. A corresponding photo ID will be required for individuals 18 years of age and older. Acceptable forms of ID include a government issued photo ID, school photo ID or passport. Parents/guardians may attest to the identity of their children under 18 in lieu of a photo ID.

I was vaccinated outside the United States with a WHO-approved vaccine. Will this be acceptable?

Yes. Proof of “full vaccination” indicating the following vaccines approved by WHO will be accepted:
Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
Serum Institute of India (Oxford / AstraZeneca)
Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV)
Sinovac (CoronaVac)

My child under 12 was vaccinated as part of a research trial and has a valid vaccine card. Will they be admitted?

Children who have participated in a vaccination trial and as a result were issued a valid proof of vaccination, will be admitted upon presentation of their corresponding vaccination card.

Unvaccinated Adult and Youth Patrons

Unvaccinated adult and youth patrons may attend KCRep performances by providing a PCR test proving negative results of COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

Can I get a rapid test at the theatre?

No, COVID-19 PCR tests must be administered by an official testing center or healthcare provider. Self-administered tests will not be accepted. Official test results must include guests full name, date of birth, and indicate negative results for COVID-19.

What are my options for free PCR Testing in the KC Metro area?

The City of Kansas City has provided a resource to locate free and easy COVID-19 testing. We encourage you to visit one of the free testing sites listed on this official KCMO Health Department webpage.

Will I still be required to wear a mask even though everyone will be vaccinated?

Yes, all persons present during a publicly ticketed event at indoor KCRep events will be required to wear a mask, unless actively eating or drinking in our lobby.

Will artists, backstage staff, performers, and crew be vaccinated as well as the audience?


Will performers be masked?

Our cast and crew are 100% fully vaccinated and will be fully masked backstage and in other spaces but will remove masks when performing for you on stage.

When will this requirement end?

KCRep is reviewing the advice and data from local and national health experts on a daily basis. While we hope to return to what was once “normal” admission policy as soon as possible, the course of the COVID-19 virus and its variants and the advice we receive from these experts will determine if/when vaccinations will no longer be required to safely attend events.

Will KCRep require booster shots as a qualification of “fully vaccinated?”

Currently, proof of a third COVID-19 booster shot is not required for admission.

How will KCRep check ticket holders for vaccination status?

Patrons will be asked to show their vaccination card or PCR test proving negative results of COVID-19 taken within 72 hours of the performance start time at the security checkpoints upon entering the building. Please allow for extra time before the start of the performance.

Do I need to show my vaccine card or negative PCR test results every time I see a show?

Yes, we will need to verify your vaccine status for every public performance you attend to ensure the ticket holder is the person vaccinated.

Is this a KCRep, UMKC, or H&R Block policy?

This is the policy for all ticketholders of KCRep public performances taking place in Spencer theater on the UMKC campus and Copaken stage in the H&R Block building. This is not the policy for any events produced by the University or H&R Block.

Will performances be socially distanced?

No. Performances will be presented at full-capacity, and other patrons may be sitting in front, beside, and behind you.

Reducing Contact Surfaces

In an effort to reduce contact surfaces, KCRep will not accept cash for the foreseeable future at our Box Office and Concessions/Bar. We will continue to accept all major credit cards.

Coat Check will not be available

We apologize if this is an inconvenience.

Food and Drink

Food & Drink will not be permitted inside of the theatre so that our patrons are able to keep masks on for the entire performance.

This page was last updated on November 5, 2021.

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