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COVID-19 Policies

Our Goal: To create a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment for everyone. We ask that all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, adhere to the health and safety policies outlined below in order to allow for us all to return to live performances in the theater.

These policies are in place for the return of all in-person Penny Stamps Speaker Series events. If protocols change or evolve as new information becomes available, we will do our best to notify our audience by posting updates on our social media platforms and website, and by continuing to update this page. 

Audience members who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted or may be asked to leave the theater. The safety of our students, staff, and the general public is our first priority. Our policies have been developed in consultation with the University of Michigan and with additional guidance from the State of Michigan and the CDC


Proof of Vaccination required. There are no exceptions. All attendees must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine and must show proof of vaccination in person at the time of entry into the performance space. 

Proof of vaccination can be shown in multiple ways:

  1. Use ResponsiBLUE: If you are a University of Michigan faculty member, staff member, or student, your vaccination proof can be presented from the same screen on the ResponsiBLUE app. Download ResponsiBLUE for iOS or Android here.
  2. Vaccination card: Proof of vaccination via a physical vaccination card, or a photo of it. A photo ID may also be required for those who are over the age of 12.


Face masks that cover the nose and mouth will be required for all indoor performances, regardless of vaccination status. All masks must meet CDC standards; those arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided with a disposable face mask. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the theater. 

Speakers may remove their masks during their talk, given the distance between the speaker and the audience.

Theater Safety

The Michigan Theater has implemented significant COVID safety measures to ensure the safety of all guests. 

  1. An updated HVAC system
  2. Enhanced cleaning between performances
  3. Assignment of staff members as Pandemic Response Officers
  4. An established entry and exit plan
  5. Guided traffic flow

For more information about the Michigan Theater’s COVID-19 policies, please visit their site.

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