Strathmore Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements

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Patrons will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results

Mona Rock
Director of Communications
(301) 581-5193

(North Bethesda, MD)- As Strathmore continues to prioritize the comfort and well-being of its patrons, beginning September 7, it will require all attendees to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results within 72 hours of attending any indoor public performance or event. Artists have had to comply with this requirement since May 2021.

Guests have two options for entry into Strathmore venues. They may present a physical or electronic copy of their official vaccination card or a negative (polymerase chain reaction) PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start of the performance. All proof must be accompanied by a matching photo ID. 

“Strathmore exists because our patrons believe having a place where we come together to celebrate the arts is essential for our community.  We greatly value that convening role and want to support our community’s health and well-being as we reopen our indoor venues.  With that in mind, we’ve taken this next important step,” said Monica Jeffries Hazangeles, Strathmore President and CEO.

In addition to recently implementing vaccination or negative status requirements for non-represented staff, vendors, students, and volunteers, Strathmore has:

  • Instituted mandatory mask wearing inside its buildings;
  • Achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities;
  • Upgraded all air filters to MERV13 levels and have an air exchange rate of 4X per hour;
  • Maximized outdoor spaces for events; and
  • Temporarily suspended food and beverage service at its concerts.

To learn more about Strathmore’s vaccine requirements and GBAC STAR accreditation visit here.

About Strathmore
Strathmore is a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited facility that presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts.

Proof of vaccination and facemasks are required to attend any performance or event inside any of its buildings.

For further information or tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit