The Providence Performing Arts Center and The VETS along with 7 Rhode Island Performance Venues and Organizations to Require Audience Vaccinations, Masks

Aug 25 / Wednesday

Providence, RI – The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) and 7 other Rhode Island performance venues and organizations have formed a partnership to provide for the safety of their audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers, based on current scientific evidence and best practices around the country.


Organizations included in this effort are Festival Ballet Providence, Gamm Theatre, Island Moving Company, Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, Trinity Repertory Company, United Theatre, Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS) , and Wilbury Theatre Group.


Effective immediately, and until further notice: All patrons attending in-person indoor events must either show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving either a two-dose or one-dose FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine) or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time or proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test (rapid test) taken within 6 hours of performance time. All patrons, regardless of vaccination status, must always wear masks over their nose and mouth while inside the venue (unless actively eating or drinking). 


Please visit PPAC’s Health and Safety Measures page at for complete information, particularly for children not yet eligible for vaccinations. PPAC strongly advises patrons to check for updates prior to EVERY show as specific guidelines may be required by guest touring company or performing artist(s).


Please visit The VETS’ Health and Safety page at for further venue information.


PPAC and The VETS are GBAC STAR™ accredited performing arts venues, indicating that they have adopted the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. Both venues do not have capacity restrictions; ALL event staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. PPAC and The VETS are following current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines as recommended by the CDC, state and local government.