LA Phil to Require Full Vaccination for Disney Hall Audiences, Artists and Staff This Fall

August 16, 2021, 7:34 PM · With the COVID-19 Delta variant surging across the United States, at least one of the nation's top orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is enacting a strict vaccination policy for its fall 2021 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Disney Hall
Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

For the safety of its audience, musicians and staff, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will require all to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at LA Phil-presented concerts at Disney Hall when the season begins October 9, according to an LA Phil announcement today.

"This policy will only be limited as required by law," the statement said. "The LA Phil will also follow the guidelines of the LA County Department of Public Health, which currently requires all persons to wear masks indoors."


Patrons must have received the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks before entering Disney Hall for LA Phil-presented performances. Along with their ticket, attendees will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card or a digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at MyVaccineRecord.cdph.ca.gov.

Current ticket holders who will not be fully vaccinated by the date of their planned visit may receive a credit to their account or request a full refund of the cost of their tickets. Subscribers who choose not to renew their tickets this season will have their seat locations retained and the opportunity to renew them for the 2022/23 season.

Because children under the age of 12 are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine, the LA Phil is canceling the first two programs in its Toyota Symphony for Youth series, including The Composer is Dead (October 30 and November 6) and Ellington’s Nutcracker (December 4 and 11).

As soon as children under the age of 12 become eligible to receive a vaccine, fully vaccinated children will be welcomed back to LA Phil concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The new guidelines for Walt Disney Concert Hall do not affect the LA Phil’s outdoor venues: the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford. Guidelines for visiting the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford can be found at www.hollywoodbowl.com/safety and www.theford.com/safety.

For non-LA Phil events at Walt Disney Concert Hall, patrons can refer to click here.

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August 18, 2021 at 02:29 PM · "YES!" to this mandate. And I hope it becomes "contagious" and spreads throughout the country. Thank you for stepping out and setting an example!

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