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Effective September 13, 2021, all individuals who enter the building to attend a public performance must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination* or proof of a negative COVID-19 test (within the last 72 hours), either by presenting a physical or digital copy. At this time, we are unable to accommodate children under 2. Masks will also be required at all times while inside the building. This policy applies to all patrons, staff, crew, and volunteers.

Current protocols will be amended as new guidance or best practices come to light and will be communicated in advance through all of our social media channels. The Folly theater continues to monitor information, as it is shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and The City of Kansas City, MO.

Entry to the Theater:
There will be 3 separate entry points to the theater, plus our normal handicapped entry (clearly marked on the exterior of the doors) to allow for more socially distanced entry. Proof of vaccination and proof of a negative test result within 48 hours of an event will be checked prior to entry and scanning of tickets.

Ticketing and Programs:
Going forward the Folly Theater will not be providing printed tickets or printed programs (for the Folly Jazz Series). Currently issued paper tickets will be scanned and the rest will be checked digitally. Folly Jazz Programs will be available via the Folly Theater’s website or a QR code.

Bar Service/Concessions/Drinking Fountains:
These services will not be available at this time, however, please let an Usher or House Manager know if you need water for medications, and it will be provided.

Cleaning Protocols:
The Folly will be deep cleaning and sanitizing all high-touch surfaces prior to every performance.

In Phase I of the Folly’s renovation, we installed a new state-of-the-art HVAC system, which pulls in outside air as part of the operating system, and upgraded filters that are regularly replaced.

Hand Sanitizer:
Please wash your hands frequently. Hand sanitizer stations are set up throughout the Folly Theater for your use.

*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:
o at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or
o 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 waiver.

Pandemic illness is present throughout the greater Kansas City region. Prospective event guests 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.

Prospective event guests 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.

By attending this event, the bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, acknowledges that they and their party could increase the risk of contracting pandemic illness for themselves and for others. The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, further acknowledges that Folly Theater will carry out preventive health and safety measures of event participants and event staff in accordance with public health guidelines but cannot eliminate all pandemic risk to participants. Refusal by the bearer and/or their party to undergo preventive health and safety measures at the Folly Theater will forego their privilege of entry to and participation in the event.

The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, 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. The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, agrees to release and hold harmless the Folly Theater of and from the claims, liabilities, actions, damages, costs, and expenses for any pandemic injury.