COVID-19 and UChicago Presents

Updated October 12, 2021

In an effort to protect our audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists, UChicago Presents has announced updated COVID-19 policies. Please read through these updates completely before purchasing tickets and attending a concert.

If you have previously purchased a ticket and are now unable to attend as a result of this policy change, please contact the UChicago Arts Box Office at 773.702.ARTS (2787) to convert the value of your ticket into a credit on your account, to contribute the value of your ticket as a tax-deductible donation to UChicago Presents, or to request a refund.

COVID-19 POLICY

Events are open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago Presents vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

All visitors to UChicago Presents events that are age 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination and wear masks. By exception, visitors who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or due to a sincerely-held religious belief may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event, or proof of a positive test 14-90 days prior to the event with affirmation that you are not experiencing any symptoms. Proof of vaccination or COVID test must be in English and must be accompanied by the presentation of a photo ID. University of Chicago students and staff subject to the University’s vaccine requirements may demonstrate proof of compliance by presenting their UChicago ID (UCID).

Show Proof

All visitors age 12 and older attending our events must provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of event, or a positive COVID-19 test within 14-90 days of event and affirm no symptoms. All proof must be accompanied by the presentation of a photo ID. UChicago faculty, students, and staff may present their UCID as proof. Additionally, our artists, backstage crew, and staff will comply with vaccination requirements and testing protocols to promote the safety of all visitors.

All visitors to UChicago Presents events that are age 12 and older will be required to provide:

  • Proof of vaccination,
  • -or- a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event,
  • -or-  proof of a positive COVID-19 test within 14-90 days of the event with affirmation that you are not experiencing any symptoms,
  • -or- a valid University of Chicago ID (UCID).

Proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test result can be provided:

  • Digitally, using either a photo of the vaccination card or test result or by logging into a verification app used for events or travel (such as Clear to Go, CrowdPass, Verifly, EU Pass, My Bindle, etc.).
  • Physical vaccination card or printed test result.

Proof of vaccination or COVID test must be in English and must be accompanied by the presentation of a photo ID.

University of Chicago students, faculty, other academic appointees, postdoctoral researchers, and staff subject to the University’s vaccine requirements may demonstrate proof of compliance by presenting their UChicago ID (UCID) at entry.

If an audience member is not able to show proof of vaccination or a COVID-19 test at the door, they will not be permitted to enter the performance venue. If the event has an admission fee, the audience member may request a refund from the Box Office or organization that sold them the ticket. Refunds may not be able to be given at the time of the performance.

Wear a Mask

All individuals are required to wear a face-covering over the nose and the mouth at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

Self-Monitor

Any person who feels unwell or (a) has any COVID-19 symptoms, or (b) has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 10 days, or (c) has had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 agrees not to come to any UChicago Presents events.

Know the Risk

Visitors understand that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place. Please follow health & safety protocols to help mitigate risk. All visitors to UChicago Presents events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Respect Protocols

By attending a UChicago Presents event, you agree to comply with health & safety protocols. We reserve the right to deny entry to/remove visitors in violation of our protocols. Visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other visitors, artists, or staff may also be asked to leave.

Venue Policies

  • Venues will be regularly cleaned
  • Venues have been approved for sufficient airflow
  • Program books will not be reused
  • We have reserved a small number of seats at each concert for patrons who request to be seated socially-distanced

Please note that these recommendations are subject to change. We will update ticket holders via email when needed. Please check this page on the day of your visit to campus for the most up to date information and policies.

Please visit the UChicago GoForward Required Health Protocols page for the most updated COVID information as it relates to the entire UChicago campus.

Thank you as always for your enduring support of UChicago Presents and for being a part of our community. You, our audience, are at the heart of what we do.

When will UChicago Presents resume in person concerts?

In person audiences are invited back this fall! Please join us for a return to live concerts.

What concerts are happening in the Fall 2021 quarter?

Please visit the 2021/22 Season Events page for a full list.

When will I be able to buy tickets for the Fall 2021 quarter?

Tickets are on sale now.

Why can't I see the winter and spring events on the event calendar?

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, UChicago Presents will announce the 2021/22 concerts on a quarterly basis.

I'm a returning subscriber. Can I purchase a subscription for this season?

Because UChicago Presents is announcing the 2021/22 season on a quarterly basis, subscriptions are not available. For a comparable package, please read more about our FLEX Passes.

What is a FLEX Pass?

The FLEX Pass will be offered each quarter and requires a four-concert minimum purchase; you must choose the events at the time of purchase. The FLEX Pass offers:

  • 20% off ticket prices
  • Priority seating and best prices
  • Easy exchange privileges
  • Free access to this quarter’s SOUND/SITES virtual concert stream plus artist reception

For more information, please visit our FLEX Pass Information page.

I have a credit on my account. How do I use it?

To apply the value of your credit to a ticket purchase, please call the UChicago Arts Box Office at 773.702.ARTS (2787) during their business hours of Tuesday – Saturday, 12–6 PM.

What safety measures will be in place to protect audiences and artists?

Please be assured that UCP will follow University-recommended guidelines for ongoing health safety precautions. These include:

  • Guests age 12 and older are required to provide proof of vaccination, or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of event, or a positive COVID-19 test within 14-90 days of event and affirm no symptoms. UChicago faculty, students, and staff may present their UCID as proof. 
  • Masks are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status
  • Venues will be regularly cleaned
  • Venues have been approved for sufficient airflow
  • Program books will not be reused
  • We have reserved a small number of seats at each concert for patrons who request to be seated socially-distanced

Please note that these recommendations are subject to change. We will update ticket holders via email when needed. Please check this page on the day of your visit to campus for the most up to date information and policies.

Please visit the UChicago GoForward Required Health Protocols page for the most updated information as it relates to the entire UChicago campus.

Will I have to wear a mask to the concert?

Yes, all audience members, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times. For more information and for policy updates, please visit UChicago GoForward Required Health Protocols page.

I don't feel well and can't make it to the concert. What can I do?

UChicago Presents is offering an amended ticket refund and exchange policy for the 2021/22 concert season.

Ticket holders to any performance in the 2021/22 season will have the option to exchange their ticket(s) for another performance, apply the value of the ticket(s) as a credit on their account, contribute the value of the ticket(s) as a donation to UChicago Presents, or request a full refund. For more information, please visit our Ticket Info and Policies Page.