Safety Guidelines

The Wadsworth is open and welcoming guests to the galleries. It is important to us that you have a safe and enjoyable museum experience. Please help keep yourself and others safe while in the museum by following the guidelines below. Check our events calendar for updates to in-person programming, and the ability to tune in to select programs from home, virtually.

  • Advance reservations encouraged but not required. Walk-up visitors will be accommodated. 
  • Face masks or coverings are required at all times. Visitors who are medically exempt from wearing a face covering (with documentation from a medical provider) may instead wear a plastic face shield.
  • Maintain six feet of distance from anyone outside of your household. 
  • For all films, programs in the theater, and events serving food and beverages proof of vaccination and matching photo ID are required upon entry. Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a recent negative COVID-19 test. See below for FAQs.
  • Mobile Guide and digital museum map are available via personal smartphone or connected device. Free Wi-Fi available.
  • Some spaces and services will not be available. The library and Austin House are closed to the public at this time. Galleries may be monitored for capacity or temporarily closed during your visit.

Theater Programs and Events Serving Food and Beverage

The Wadsworth acknowledges the importance of community-wide vaccination in regard to our ability to create a safe environment for all of our guest, volunteers, and artists. We strongly encourage all, who are able, to get vaccinated. 

Guest will need to be Fully Vaccinated (as defined below) with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to be permitted to attend theater events and or events serving food and drinks at the Wadsworth.  Entry will be denied to guests who do not provide the documentation as required.

Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID will be required upon entry into the venue in the form of a physical vaccination card, a digital copy on a mobile device, a printout from a medical provider, or an individual’s state vaccine registry. 

Patrons who are not vaccinated (including those under age 12) must provide a negative COVID-19 test before entering the venue.  

Acceptable negative results must be from CDC approved: 

  • Rapid Antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or  
  • PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time 

Self-administered or at-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted.  

Acceptable results will need to be displayed upon entry into the venue either digitally on a mobile device or printed.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you define fully vaccinated?

“Fully vaccinated” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines. 

What kind of negative COVID-19 tests are acceptable?

We do not wish to exclude anyone from our venue. Patrons who are not vaccinated or exempt from vaccination—such as for medical reasons, a sincerely held religious belief, as well as children under the age of 12—must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the venue.  A matching photo ID is also required. An accompanying adult may verbally confirm a minor’s identity.

Acceptable negative results must be from CDC approved: 

  • Rapid Antigen tests within 48 hours of performance time or  
  • PCR tests within 72 hours of performance time 

Self-administered or at-home COVID-19 test results will not be accepted. 

Will face coverings still be required? 

Face coverings are also required for all patrons ages two and up, regardless of vaccination status, while inside the venue. 

Why do we have to wear face coverings when everyone is either vaccinated or presents a negative test result?

Breakthrough cases, particularly of the Delta variant, are becoming more and more prevalent with those who are vaccinated contracting the disease. We want to ensure the health and safety of all of our guests, artists and staff.