Health & Safety Guidelines: Everything you need to know for a safe return to WAMU Theater.

WAMU Theater

Visitor Guide

Health & Safety

Everything you need to know about a safe return to WAMU Theater.

As we enter a new era of public events, we are committed to providing the cleanest, healthiest environment possible for all of our guests. We are continuing to work closely with local government and public health officials on the latest guidelines, and have implemented new measures to our operations to ensure we are exceeding industry best practices for cleaning and disinfection, food service, touchless technology and HVAC systems. We’ve designed these new protocols so everyone feels comfortable and confident in their return. Our utmost priority remains the safety of all of our guests, talent and staff.

As conditions for public events are frequently changing, please continue to check back for the most up to date guidelines.

Vaccine Policy

Beginning Sept. 19 all all attendees age 12 and over will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry at WAMU Theater. In lieu of vaccination verification, guests may also present a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to the event.

View all the frequently asked questions surrounding health & safety at WAMU Theater.

Mask Mandate

Per the state’s updated mask mandate regarding public indoor events, all WAMU Theater attendees will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status until further notice.

View all the frequently asked questions surrounding health & safety at WAMU Theater.

Staff Training & Implementation

  • All staff will undergo mandatory health and temperature screening upon shift arrival​
  • Employees are required to wear masks at all times, gloves will be worn while working in shared spaces​
  • Disinfection stewards have been appointed in each department to ensure increased employee training and proper cleaning and disinfection practices for all staff

Disinfection & Cleaning

  • ​Leveraged the expertise of Aramark, our housekeeping partner, to implement an enhanced facility cleaning program based on elevated industry standards ​
  • All “high touch” surfaces in common areas will be cleaned before, during and after each event. “High touch” surfaces include door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, toilets, ATMs and other touch screens, turnstiles, vestibules, and water fountains.​


  • Hand sanitizer stations have been added around the theater for your safety. Please wash and sanitize your hands frequently.​
  • Increased operation of HVAC systems to improve ventilation of building spaces while upgrading filter efficiencies to capture a greater amount of airborne particles​
Box Office​
  • New technology has been implemented to digitally send tickets to mobile devices on demand instead of printing tickets
  • New self-service pedestal ticket scanners at all entries so guests can scan their own tickets and eliminate close contact between guests and staff
  • Restrooms have been upgraded to feature touchless faucets, toilets and urinals​
  • All sales transactions at WAMU Theater have been transitioned to cashless to eliminate the handling and exchange of money​
  • Increased the amount of touchless point-of-sale options at food & beverage, box office, parking, and retail locations. Further utilizing chip readers and tap-to-pay terminals.
  • For more information visit our Cashless page.