COVID-19 Safety Measures

April 4, 2022

Dear Friends,

Thank you for working with us to provide a safe environment for all our guests. Please know that we continue to require proof of vaccination or a negative test to attend our events and that masks are required.

Without exception, entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above and refunds or a credit will be provided.

What a joy it is to gather, once again, and to see so many of you in person. The staff and I are so gratified to hear how much the lectures continue to mean to you whether you attend in person or are viewing from home.

With gratitude,
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Stephanie Flom
Executive Director
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Before you attend one of our in-person lectures make sure to bring:

  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination OR negative COVID-19 test (see details below)
  • Government-issued photo ID (for guests 18 and older)
  • Approved face covering (see details below)

If you have any questions please email us at

Proof of Vaccination and ID entry requirements

Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests over the age of 12 may display proof on a smartphone or present a physical copy. Use of a digital vaccination passport app is also acceptable. We will match your photo ID to your vaccination proof.

Guests who are not able to be vaccinated must provide one of the following in place of evidence of vaccination:

  • negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time, or
  • negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time

COVID-19 tests must be administered by an official testing center. Self-administered tests will not be accepted.

“Fully vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest is:

  • at least 14 days after their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or
  • at least 14 days after their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Guests under the age of 12 are not required to submit a test or show proof of vaccination, but are still required to wear a mask.

Government-issued Photo ID

Together with the proof of vaccination, all guests 18 years or older must also present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.



Approved Face Coverings

Any person over the age of 2 must wear a mask.

Approved facial protective coverings include masks which are constructed of cloth, tightly-woven fabrics, such as cotton and cotton blends, and must contain two or three layers of fabric. Surgical masks, KN95 masks, and NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are approved facial protective coverings.

Gaiters, bandanas, ski masks, scarves, face shields, or vented masks, etc. are not approved facial protective coverings.


Cancelling or Exchanging Your Tickets

As your in-person lecture date approaches, if you or a member of your group is not feeling well or has concerns about attending, know that we have flexible options available for you. You will automatically receive a link to watch the livestreamed lecture from home with your existing ticket purchase! If you are unable to attend in person, you can choose from one of the following options:

  • Receive a refund for the price of your in-person ticket(s) on the original payment method used to make the purchase ($15 livestream ticket price is not refundable).
  • Receive a credit for the price of your in-person ticket(s) for a future lecture, including a subscription purchase ($15 livestream ticket price is not refundable).
  • Donate the value of your ticket(s) to support the mission of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Please email us at (please include your order number) or call us at 412.622.8866 to change your ticket.

Last Updated 4/4/22