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Covid Policy

These updated procedures allow us to maintain LIVE, and IN PERSON performances during this evolving COVID health care crisis.  Our inherent goal is to keep our patrons, artists, clients, staff, crew and volunteers safe.  Protocols are based on research provided by municipal, county, state agencies, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as best practices among fellow performing arts venues across the country.

  • Full vaccination or negative test result required for anyone 2 and over
  • We cannot accommodate children under 2 years of age
  • Original vaccination card, copy or photo on phone is acceptable, with minimum two vaccinations of the Moderna, BioNTech-Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or one vaccination minimum of the Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
  • COVID test must provide a printed result including name of individual tested, date of test & negative result within 72 hours of performance. Hard copy, email or app on phone showing negative result accepted.
  • No self-administered or over the counter tests accepted.
  • Vaccination card or negative COVID test result will be required each day upon entry. Those with a test will be required to retest if 72-hour window ends between performances.
  • Patrons, staff, crew and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times while inside the building.
  • Performers are required to mask at all times except when performing on stage.

Folly staff continues to review local metrics as presented by and reserve the right to require masks on stage if an upward trend moves Jackson County, MO to the extremely high risk category.  CLICK HERE to view current metrics in the area.

If you or your performer will need to retest during the competition, we have provided a few resources for further assistance.  For additional services, please consult your medical provider, or local governmental health agency.

NOMI HEALTH in partnership with ARTS KC

3901 Main St Kansas City, MO 64111

(Adjacent parking is located east of the building, enter through the east door)

Hours: 9am – 9pm, open 7 days a week

Cost: No charge for testing

Scheduling: Appointments are encouraged, but if not possible, walk-ins will be accommodated.

To schedule an appointment click here.  Choose the Kansas City, MO 3901 Main Street Location.

Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center

Monday and Friday

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

825 Euclid Ave

Testing by appointment only

(816) 474-4920 or (816) 889-4795

*Definition of Fully Vaccinated

• All guests who attend a public performance will need to be fully vaccinated with the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer shot or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the Folly Theater for a public performance accompanied by a valid event ticket.
• Fully vaccinated means on the day of the performance:
– at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or
– at least 14 days have passed since the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
• Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination and can be a digital photo on your phone. Photo identification will be requested – such as a government-issued photo ID, school photo ID, or passport – to be present with proof of vaccination upon entry to the venue.
• Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.

By entering the Folly Theater, you agree to our COVID-19 & Variant Waiver.

Pandemic illness is present throughout the greater Kansas City region. Individuals should not enter the Folly Theater if they are exhibiting symptoms of illness or have been in contact with someone exhibiting signs of illness, particularly COVID-19.

Individuals who are exposed to higher risk or who are in close contact with someone of higher risk should not enter. Examples of higher risk attributes include Asthma, Autoimmune Disorders, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Lung Disease, Diabetes, HIV, Immunodeficiency Disorders, Kidney Dialysis, Kidney Disease, Obesity, Older Adults, Organ Transplantation, Pregnancy, Sickle Cell Anemia, Smoking and E-Cigarettes.  This is not an exhaustive list of high-risk categories.

By attending this event, and entering this venue, every individual, adult, parent, guardian or minor, acknowledges they and their party could increase the risk of contracting the COVID-19 or other variants for themselves and for others. Every individual, adult, parent, guardian or minor, further acknowledges the Folly Theater will carry out preventive health and safety measures for event participants and event staff in accordance with public health guidelines but cannot eliminate all pandemic risk.  Refusal by any individual, adult, parent, guardian or minor in a party to follow preventive health and safety measures at the Folly Theater will forego their privilege of entry to the venue and participation in the event.

Any individual, parent, guardian or minor, assumes all risks and responsibility for any pandemic injury to the bearer or their party, including illness, damage, loss, claim, disability, death, liability, or expense experienced or incurred by participation in the event. Any individual, parent, guardian or minor agrees to release and hold harmless the Folly Theater of and from the claims, liabilities, actions, damages, costs and expenses for any pandemic injury.

By entering, any individual, parent, guardian or minor within the party affirmatively consent to this acknowledgment and waiver.