At the end of July, several Philadelphia-area restaurants announced they’ll require proof of vaccination for indoor dining.

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Since then, local performance venues, and now major music festivals, have followed suit and announced proof of vaccination requirements for entry to the venue, or access to certain shows.

These are the venues and music and arts festivals in the Philly area that require proof of vaccination. Note that certain bands will require proof of vaccination regardless of the venue, so be sure to check with performance spaces before heading out for a show. This list will be updated.

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What you need to know about the policies

  • You can buy tickets online, however, to attend the event or show, everyone in your party should have proof of vaccination.

  • You do not need the physical card; showing a photo on your phone is acceptable in most places.

  • In many cases, if you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you can get a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event.

  • In order to be fully vaccinated, you have to have received your final dose at least two weeks ago.

  • If you haven’t already, make a plan to get vaccinated. There are many places throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey — CVS, Rite Aid, neighborhood rec centers, and more — where you can get your free COVID-19 shot. The shot is free for everyone. Find yours at phila.gov.

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Philadelphia-area music venues and music festivals that require proof of vaccination

The Academy of Music

📍240 S. Broad St., 🌐 academyofmusic.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 18, children under 12 must show a negative PCR test result taken within 72-hours of the event

Arden Gild Hall

📍2126 The Hwy, Wilmington, Del., 🌐 ardenconcerts.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 22

The Barbary

📍951 Frankford Ave., 🌐 facebook.com/thebarbary, 🛑 proof of vaccination required

Bryn Mawr Film Institute

📍824 Lancaster Ave., 🌐 brynmawrfilm.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required on Sundays and Mondays beginning Sept. 12

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City Winery

📍990 Filbert St., 🌐 citywinery.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required or negative COVID test within 72-hours for indoor shows and dining

Colonial Theatre

📍227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 🌐 thecolonialtheatre.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours

CSz Philadelphia - Home of ComedySportz

📍2030 Sansom St., 🌐 comedysportzphilly.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 18 or a negative COVID test from the past 72 hours

Fringe Festival

📍Citywide, 🌐 fringearts.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required for indoor FringeArts Curated events

Firefly Music Festival

📍599 Persimmon Tree Ln., Dover, Del., 🌐 fireflyfestival.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required or negative COVID test within 72-hours

The Kimmel Center

📍300 S Broad St., 🌐 kimmelculturalcampus.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 18, children under 12 must show a negative PCR test result taken within 72-hours of the event

Made in America

📍along the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 🌐 madeinamerica.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required or negative COVID test within 48-hours; masks required when not eating or drinking

The Merriam Theater

📍250 S. Broad St., 🌐 kimmelculturalcampus.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required beginning Sept. 18, children under 12 must show a negative PCR test result taken within 72-hours of the event

New Jersey Theatre Alliance

🛑 The following theaters in New Jersey require all audience to wear masks, as well as proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, with no exceptions:

Art House Productions (Jersey City), Axelrod Performing Arts Center (Deal); Bucks County Playhouse (New Hope/Lambertville); Crossroads Theatre Company (New Brunswick); Eagle Theatre (Hammonton); East Lynne Theatre Company (Cape May); Epic Actor’s Workshop (Old Bridge); George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick); Hudson Theatre Works (Weehawken); Jersey City Theater Center (Jersey City); Luna Stage (West Orange); McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton); Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken); The New Jersey Play Lab; New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch); Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn); Passage Theatre Company (Trenton); Pushcart Players (Verona); The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison); Speranza Theatre Company (Jersey City); Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven), Women’s Theatre Company (Lake Hiawatha); Vanguard Theater Company (Montclair); and Vivid Stage (formerly Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit); and American Theater Group.

🛑 And the following New Jersey theaters require indoor masking plus proof of vaccination for all audience members over 12, or proof of a negative PCR test taken within 36 hours or a negative antigen test taken within 6 hours:

Count Basie Center for the Arts (Red Bank), Mayo Performing Arts Center (Morristown); New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (New Brunswick); South Orange Performing Arts Center (South Orange); and State Theatre New Jersey (New Brunswick).

PhilaMOCA

📍531 N. 12th St., 🌐 philamoca.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required

Philly PACK Garage Theatre

📍233 Federal St., 🌐 phillypack.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required

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XPoNential Music Festival

📍2 Riverside Dr., Camden, 🌐 xpnfest.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required or negative COVID test result within 72-hours

Walnut Street Theatre

📍825 Walnut St., 🌐 walnutstreettheatre.org, 🛑 proof of vaccination required; those with medical or religious exemptions must have a negative COVID PCR test result within 72-hours or negative COVID-19 rapid antigen within 6 hours of the performance

World Cafe Live

📍3025 Walnut St., 🌐 worldcafelive.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination required

Philadelphia-area music venues that require proof of vaccination at musicians’ discretion

Ardmore Music Hall

📍23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 🌐 ardmoremusichall.com, 🛑 proof of vaccination at musicians’ discretion, check website for individual show details

Johnny Brenda’s

📍1201 Frankford Ave., 🌐 johnny-brendas.square.site, 🛑 proof of vaccination at musicians’ discretion, check website for individual show details

Jane M. Von Bergen contributed to this story.

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