COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures

The Newman Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome you back to our venue!

The University of Denver has taken a multi-layered approach in response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a primary focus on protecting and promoting the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, patrons, and visiting artists. In consultation with DU’s health care partner, National Jewish Health, and consistent with guidance from federal, state and local public health agencies, DU has implemented a variety of mitigation measures across campus, including requiring face coverings, as well as mandatory testing and vaccination requirements for students and employees. Throughout the Newman Center, DU is using a high-volume, low-velocity ventilation system with HEPA air filtration.

As of September 17, all patrons ages 12 and older attending a Newman Center performance must present:

  1. Proof of vaccination by showing a physical copy or photo of a vaccine card or by using the MyColorado app; or
  2. For those who are not fully vaccinated, proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance.

Please note that (a) full vaccination means 14 days after receiving the final dose of an FDA authorized or WHO listed vaccine; and (b) results from antigen tests and home testing kits will not be accepted.

In addition, all visitors must wear a face covering at all times while inside the Newman Center, including during the performance, except when an individual is actively eating or drinking. If you or a member of your party is not feeling well and/or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

We are so grateful for your cooperation as we welcome the performing arts back to the stages of the Newman Center. We look forward to connecting with you through our collective love of the arts.

For questions regarding the 2021-22 season at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, please contact us at 303.871.6200 or

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