Updated Vaccination and Mask Protocols (updated 2/17/2022)

As we return to the stage after a year and a half away, we do so with a maximum emphasis on safety for our patrons, performers, and staff. Our reopening is being done in accordance with all federal, state, and local guidelines, and may change as health and safety guidelines change.

Advanced Sales Only / No Day-of or Walk-up Sales
To make sure your visit goes as smoothly as possible, all shows will go off-sale at midnight the night before. This will give our box office staff time to contact all attendees and acquaint them with current COVID protocols. That way, everyone knows in advance what to expect.

Proof of vaccination or a negative Coronavirus test required
Persons 18 and older will be required to show ID and furnish proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the final dose) against COVID-19 or provide results of a negative COVID test within 3 days of the event.

Persons 2-17 will be required to furnish proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the final dose) against COVID-19 or provide results of a negative COVID test within 3 days of the event.

Copies or photos of vaccination cards, or COVID test results are acceptable. California residents may download a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov.

Children under 2: No testing or vaccination requirement at this time.

Mask wearing required
While the Ventura County Public Health office recently changed the indoor mask mandate to “strongly recommends,” we will continue to require it through the full run of Matilda for two reasons: 1) It was the policy under which all current tickets were sold, and many felt comfortable attending only because of the policy. But more importantly; 2) Live theater is a unique environment. The cast is performing unmasked for two and a half hours. A single positive case would close the entire production. Therefore, we will continue to require all persons, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering (over both the mouth and nose) at all times while indoors.

A few more things to know
In keeping with other theaters across Southern California, we are adjusting our food and drink policy. Concession will be open, however, as part of our COVID protocol, it may not be brought into the auditorium. Alternatively, tables and chairs will be placed in our adjacent lighted outdoor courtyard for consumption during pre-show and intermission.

All High Street Arts Center staff, performers, ushers, crew, and volunteers are fully vaccinated, however, until we get past these challenging times, two other changes necessary are that our opening night reception, and meet & greet with the cast following the show will be on hold. Thank you all for your patience and continued support. We’re all in this together!

For questions regarding this policy, please email BoxOffice@HighStreetArtsCenter.com, or call (805) 529-8700 from 10:00-1:00 Tuesday – Saturday.


Theater COVID-19 protocols are subject to change based on latest health and safety guidelines.