Safety Protocol for Entering the Theatre

Oregon Ballet Theatre requires patrons to comply with its Covid Protocols while in the theater. The OBT Safety Committee will determine protocols within 4 weeks of each program based on the infection rate in Multnomah County at the time.

The protocols for each program in the 2022/23 season will be updated on this page throughout the season and shared by email with ticketed patrons prior to their performance.

Updated April 4, 2023


For this performance, Oregon Ballet Theatre is not requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test for entry into the Newmark Theatre.

The wearing of masks is now optional, not a requirement, however we strongly encourage patrons particularly those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated to wear them.

Please note that in the event Covid-19 infection levels rise in Multnomah county, this policy is subject to change. We will post updates accordingly.

Additional precautions being taken to ensure your safety:

Our partners at Portland’5 Centers for the Performing Arts, who manage the Keller Auditorium and Newmark Theatre, are working hard to secure the safety of all patrons in the concert hall. The theaters received certification from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery. This accreditation means the facility is implementing the industry’s highest standard for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the coronavirus. Additionally, Portland’5 has upgraded the filters in all air handlers that serve significant portions of public and performance spaces and are also following state recommendations on incorporating outside air into ventilation systems.