Renaissance Theatre Safety Measures for Public Performances


These Protocols Will Go Into Effect: October 3, 2021
All Protocols are Subject to Change at Any Time

We are eager to welcome you back for a safe and memorable experience at the Renaissance Theatre. Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, artists and performers, staff and volunteers is our first priority always.

We have joined with performing arts venues in Ohio and around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances this fall by requiring all audience members over the age of 12 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test; all patrons, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks while in the building.

We understand the concerns you may have as you consider buying tickets to future events and we want you to feel confident in your purchase.

As your performance date approaches, if you or a member of your group are not feeling well or have concerns about attending a show, we have a variety of flexible options available for you. Please contact us in advance of your show time and date and we will review your options with you.

We are available to answer any questions you may have via email at or by phone at 419-522-2726.

If you are a current ticket holder and wish to discuss ticketing options, please call 419-522-2726 ext. 200 or email

When we all do our part, we can be healthy together at the Renaissance Theatre.


All audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since either the second shot of a CDC or WHO-approved two-shot vaccine, or since the administration of a CDC or WHO-approved one-shot vaccine.

Those audience members who are not vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative test result received from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test taken within 24 hours prior to entering the theater or a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the theater.

The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test and corresponding app (the version requiring a virtual appointment) is an acceptable option. More information about COVID-19 testing is available on local or state Department of Health websites.

Ticket holders for performances at Renaissance Theatre will receive further information regarding how to verify proof of vaccination or negative tests prior to their purchased event.

We ask that those who require a COVID-19 test result please seek testing at non-emergency venues so as not to overwhelm emergency rooms and hospitals that must treat patients in need. Below you’ll find links with instructions on how to find a COVID-19 vaccine or testing facility.




Want to skip the line? Submit a photo/copy of your vaccination card and/or negative test result with a photo/copy of your Driver’s License or State ID below. Sending your proof of COVID-19 vaccination ahead of time will add you to the Ren’s Precheck Pass list for all future events and enable faster access to the building.

Deadline for Precheck Pass Submissions: 2 Hours Before Your Performance


Ticket holders who have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms are asked to remain at home and contact the Renaissance Theatre to discuss flexible options for their tickets.


Masks are required in all areas of the Renaissance Theatre.


Please arrive early with vaccination card or proof of negative COVID-19 test results ready to show at the door. Fully vaccinated guests must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination with a physical vaccination card or a photograph of the card, or a digital vaccination record stored on a phone or electronic device. The proof must include the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine and date of the last dose administered. If you are unable to provide proof, you will not be admitted into the building. If you are unable to attend a performance please contact the box office to discuss flexible options for your tickets.


We encourage all transactions to be cashless. All food and beverage purchases including concessions can be made with a valid debit or credit card. We also accept mobile wallet options such as Apple Pay or Google Pay for concessions and bar payment.


The Renaissance Theatre is equipped with the latest HVAC technology, including bi-polar ionization equipment, set to maximize fresh air ventilation in accordance with best practices as determined by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) performance.


All engagements will be ticketed up to full capacity. If you or your party have concerns about social distancing, please contact the box office at and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.


Please consider providing your tickets at the door via your mobile device for an easy, touch-free experience. As a reminder, all guests must have a ticket.


We are following enhanced cleaning and strict disinfection protocols.


We have hand sanitizer available in the theaters and encourage guests to wash their hands frequently.

For more information to help you plan your visit to Renaissance Theatre, check out our Plan Your Visit page.

Operations Safety Measures for Public Performances Renaissance Performing Arts
Revised 09/24/2021

Below is a sampling of policies that are being included as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread of disease at Renaissance events. Using guidelines from the CDC, WHO, ODH, and other public health officials, this list has been compiled in accordance with best practices from the Ren’s network of performing arts presenters, historic theatres, and arts organizations.

Guidelines for Indoor Performances at Renaissance Theatre

Patron Safety

Guidelines for Indoor Performances at Theatre 166

Guidelines for Outdoor Performances

All safety procedures will be posted online for public access. The Renaissance Operations Manager will serve as the Compliance Officer responsible for compliance with all applicable health orders. This operations plan follows all guidance as issued in the Responsible ReStart Ohio for Consumers, Retail, Services & Entertainment guide.

Patron Safety

Guidelines for Staff, Performers, Crew, and Volunteers