LA Philharmonic to Require Proof of Vaccination

By Francisco Salazar

The LA Philharmonic has announced that it will require proof of vaccination for audience members.

The organization stated that in order “to enable the safest possible reopening for in-person indoor events, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will require proof of full vaccination for all audience members, staff, and artists at LA Phil-presented concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall beginning October 9, 2021.”

The policy will only be required by law and the orchestra will follow the guidelines of the LA County Department of Public Health, which currently requires all persons to wear masks indoors.

Patrons will need to have received the final dose of a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at least two weeks before entering Walt Disney Concert Hall for LA Phil-presented performances. They will need to show their ticket, photo ID, and either their physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card or a digital vaccination record. Audience members who will not be fully vaccinated can request refunds or credit for future performances.

The LA Philharmonic also announced the cancelation of various concerts for children. The company announced that due to the fact that children under the age of 12 are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the orchestra will cancel its Toyota Symphony for Youth series, including The Composer is Dead (October 30 and November 6) and Ellington’s Nutcracker (December 4 and 11).