Updated March 16, 2022

The health and safety of our audience members, staff, and artists remains our top priority as we return to live performances. Schubert Club continues to follow public safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health. 

Below are the steps we are taking to ensure we reopen in the safest way possible. 

Changes to our health and safety policy, effective April 1, 2022

Over the past six weeks, conditions have improved significantly and we are hopeful that they will continue to improve. Barring any change in COVID-19 conditions and risk category, we plan to make the following adjustments to our safety protocols effective April 1, 2022.

  • Masks will will no longer be required, but will be welcomed and encouraged.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and negative COVID tests will no longer be required.
  • Attendance will remain capped at 50% of venue capacity through the month of April.
  • We still ask that audience members stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19.

We will continue to evaluate the environment, as well as the latest guidance from the Centers for Diseas Control and the Minnesota Department of Health, and will adjust or update our safety policies accordingly. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Current health and safety policy, through March 31, 2022

  • Vaccinated individuals must also present proof of a booster shot.
  • Our mask policy has been updated to require non-cloth masks, such as N94, KN95, KF94 and surgical masks.
    See below for details and FAQ.

Vaccination policy

We currently require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a ticketed Schubert Club concert or event. 

Beginning February 1, 2022, guests must also present proof of a booster shot. Vaccinated individuals who have not received a booster shot by February 1 will also need to present a negative test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending a ticketed performance. This includes those who are not yet eligible for a booster, including children under the age of 12. A child’s negative test result can be verified by an adult with a photo ID. 

Proof of a negative test result can include bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results.

Below are resources to schedule your vaccination or COVID-19 test:

Mask policy

All guests and staff are still required to wear masks inside our concert venues. Beginning February 1, 2022, all staff and audience members will be required to wear non-cloth masks — such as N95, KN95, KF94 and surgical masks — inside the venue during performances, except while eating or drinking.

Social distancing

Attendance is currently limited to 50% of venue capacity to allow for social distancing. We are also happy to accommodate any audience members who are uncomfortable in their ticketed seat and wish to space out more.

Guest responsibility

We ask that guests stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets or request a refund. There will be no fees or penalties for making changes to your tickets this season. You can contact our ticket office at 651.292.3268 or ticketing@schubert.org.

Keeping you informed

We will continue to update this page as we gather new information and will share pertinent updates via email and social media. Please check back as the details and requirements for reopening are subject to change as we work through this uncertain yet exciting time. 

Thank you for your support. We can’t wait to share more experiences with you soon!

Safety FAQ

Why did the Arts Partnership updating its COVID-19 safety policies in February, and why is it lifting them now?

This new policy follows current recommendations from public health experts, including the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These agencies advised during the Delta and Omicron waves that Minnesotans ages 12 and older receive a booster shot.

Over the past six weeks, conditions have improved significantly and we are hopeful that they will continue to do so. As a result, we plan to roll back safety restrictions provided our area remains in a low-risk category and conditions continue to improve.

Are those who are not eligible for the booster, including those under the age of 12, able to attend performances per the current safety policies?

People who are not yet eligible for the booster, including children younger than 12 years old, must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours before the event in order to attend a performance. A child’s negative test result can be verified by an adult with a photo ID.

Are other venues implementing similar protocols?

Yes. Venues large and small across the United States continue to reevaluate their COVID-19 safety policies and revise them based on recommendations from public health experts.

Are masks still required?

Yes, masks are still required at the Ordway through March 31, 2022 except while eating or drinking in the lobbies. The Arts Partnership (the Ordway, Schubert Club, Minnesota Opera, and the Saint Paul Chamber orchestra) requiring guests to wear non-cloth masks such as N95, KN95, KF94 or surgical masks.

On April 1, 2022 masks will no longer be required to attend performances but will still be welcomed and encouraged.

What forms of proof are accepted?

Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be shown when entering the venue. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a digital photo of your vaccination card that matches your photo ID.  Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results that matches your photo ID.

Where does this policy apply?

This policy applies to all ticketed Schubert Club events including the International Artist Series, Accordo, Music in the Park Series, and Schubert Club Mix. Masks are required for Courtroom Concerts at the Landmark Center.

How will staff approach guests who may disagree with safety policies?

Staff will be trained to work with guests who have questions or concerns about our policies. Staff will listen, offer options and seek resolution while keeping in mind the ultimate goal of protecting the health and safety of all guests and staff.

Where can I get more information regarding COVID-19 vaccination?

If you are not currently vaccinated, you can find out when, where, and how to get a free COVID-19 vaccine via Minnesota’s Vaccine Connector HERE.

Where can I get a COVID-19 test?

You can find a free testing location near you HERE.

What do I do if I lost my vaccination card?

You can request a copy of your Minnesota vaccination record HERE. For other states, you can find your Immunization Information Systems contact information HERE.

If there’s a spike in cases or another variant, will you consider closing again or re-instating your health and safety policies?

We will continue to follow the latest public safety guidelines. We will notify you if any changes take place.