Wausau’s Grand Theater will no longer require COVID-19 vaccination cards or negative tests for patrons, the organization announced on Thursday.

“In conjunction with the producers who bring shows to The Grand, we are lifting the proof of COVID-19 vaccination/testing requirement as of Friday, February 18”, said Sean  Wright, Executive Director of The Grand Theater. “We appreciate the patience and continued support from  our patrons and donors throughout this season. We’re also encouraged to see the COVID-19 numbers  improving throughout Wisconsin.”  

Masks are still required for all patrons (over two years of age), regardless of vaccination status, unless  actively eating or drinking. Grand Theater staff and volunteers are also required to wear a mask throughout  performances. 

Because of the swiftly changing COVID-19 environment, some touring artists and performance companies  may adjust to require additional health and safety protocols, including proof of vaccination or negative test  for their audience. These details will be posted on that event’s ticketing page on The Grand’s website and  shared with patrons who purchase tickets. As of this announcement, no scheduled shows at The Grand  require protocols beyond masking. Please be advised this may change to reflect revised specifications from  the performers. 

Health and safety protocols continue to be reviewed and updated. Prior to reopening in August 2021, The  Grand made multiple health and safety enhancements to the facility. In addition to touchless ticket  scanners and program options, the organization installed touchless faucets and paper towel dispensers in  all restrooms and increased hand sanitizing stations throughout all venues. Ionization systems were also  installed in all air handling units throughout the building.  

We have enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces back once again to enjoy our stage. More than 30 shows and events remain in the 2021-22 season, including nationally acclaimed comedians, Broadway musicals,  and international performing artists. See the full calendar at www.grandtheater.org.