Venue protocols


For artists:

– Artists must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to the performance.

– All persons coming backstage will be temperature checked; no one exhibiting a temperature of 100.4 will be permitted backstage.

– All performers must sign a MIM Wellness Form (attached to this message)

– When backstage, all personnel must be masked when in common areas or when interacting with a MIM employee.

– No non-essential personnel will be permitted in the backstage area

S'dale Center for Performing Arts

For artists (patron policy below):

 As it pertains to visiting artists, theater staff and audiences, the following protocol is required beginning October 1, 2021 with ending date unknown:

  • Masking policy – Artists mask always unless performing on stage.  Staff is always masked.  Audience strongly encouraged to mask. 
  • Testing Policy – Audience must provide negative PCR test within 72 hours to attend shows.  Artists also need to provide negative PCR test within 72 hours to perform.  One alternative is allowed, see below.
    • Must be issued by a medical provider or pharmacy (no at-home tests will be accepted).   
    • Results must clearly indicate day and time of the test AND the name must match your photo ID.   
    • Antigen and/or antibody test results will NOT be accepted. 
  • Vaccination policy – A proof of full vaccination can be provided an alternative to negative test for both audience and artists.  All staff are vaccinated.
    • Physical Vaccination Card showing the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or single dose of J&J vaccine given two weeks or more from date of event. 
    • Photo of Vaccination Card (either hard copy or stored on your phone) 
    • Digital confirmation of vaccination through VaxYes app.
    • These or negative PCR tests can be submitted to Kristen Martinez with Artist Services.
  • Social Distancing –Social distancing encouraged.
  • Audience Capacity Limitations – no reduction from full venue capacity

Updates and detailed information will be posted at


For patrons:

Across the United States, leading touring artists, promoters, and producers have recently implemented vaccination requirements to safeguard artists’ and patrons’ health. To continue to present world-class performances,
Scottsdale Arts has developed new safety protocols.

Scottsdale Arts will implement this new set of policies to counter the significant increase in COVID-19 delta variant cases in our community. Policies will remain in place open-ended, until such time as benchmarks indicate changes and revisions.

As a first step, Scottsdale Arts has required all staff members to become fully vaccinated by Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021.

Beginning on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will require all patrons to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of attending an event or performance. An exception to the COVID-19 test requirement will be granted if a patron provides the Center with proof of full vaccination. We continue to strongly recommend all patrons wear face masks to further help prevent the spread of the disease.

For Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), we will continue to utilize our timed-entry system, which guarantees capacity control and encourages appropriate distancing. We also continue to recommend face masks for all Museum visitors as an additional safeguard.

Utilizing the latest technology, in addition to specially trained staff, will minimize inconveniences to our patrons. We will contact all ticket holders with policy details and updates throughout the coming weeks. If you are a ticket holder and are uncomfortable with these new safeguards, please let us know, and we will do our best to exchange or refund your tickets.

Scottsdale Arts is deeply committed to providing the highest level of safety for our patrons. All the above efforts—together with our UV and ionization filters, stringent sanitization protocols, and touchless equipment—will give our patrons, staff, and volunteers peace of mind.

We realize that these policies are an inconvenience. But they are necessary to protect touring artists traveling from city to city and performing in front of thousands of people day after day. Implementing these protocols allows us to once again celebrate the magic of live performances.

We look forward to seeing you on our Scottsdale Arts campus soon.