Health & Safety

Karamu House is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our patrons, performers, and staff.  The following health + safety guidelines apply to everyone.

Masks are to be worn at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition, upon entry, ALL patrons must show:

  • proof of vaccination reflecting 14-days since the second/final dose (or)

  • certified result of a proctored, negative PCR molecular or antigen COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.  BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test (virtual appointment version) is acceptable.


Patrons can show any of the following options as official proof of vaccination: 

  • Physical Vaccination Card
  • Photo of Vaccination Card
  • Digital Vaccination Card

Please note: Any personal information presented to Karamu staff is strictly confidential and is viewed one time only at the point of entry. 

Click here to find a COVID-19 vaccination site.


Patrons who cannot be vaccinated must provide a certified result of a proctored, negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theatre for admittance to an indoor performance. Acceptable tests include:

  • PCR molecular (negative result)
  • Antigen COVID-19 (negative result)

Note:  BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test (virtual appointment version) is acceptable.

 Click here to find a COVID-19 testing site.


Masks are required for everyone entering the facility and must be worn in all spaces at all times.
Masks must be properly worn over the nose and mouth and are only permitted to be removed while actively eating or drinking.


If you are ill or if you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home and contact the box office to discuss ticket options.
Performance ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted. 


Karamu is following enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, focusing on high-touch surfaces.


Karamu’s air handlers are fitted with MERV-13 rated filters, known to trap COVID-19 particles.


Hand sanitizer is available throughout the facility. 


Please consider digital ticket delivery for a simplified, touch-free experience.  


Production programs will be available in digital (via QR code) and as hard copies.  


All performances and events will be sold to full capacity.


Only beverages will be sold at the bar.


Check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information. 
Updated September 28, 2021.


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