Safety at Lyric

As live performances return, your safety is our priority.

Lyric is fully committed to the health and safety of our entire family - our audience,  our artists, our technicians, our administrative staff, and all of the communities we serve throughout each season.

Lyric Opera of Chicago, in cooperation with all state and local public health guidelines, asks that attendees of any Lyric event, indoor or outdoor, follow the protocols below in an effort to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  1. Wellness: Any person who feels unwell or (a) has any COVID-19 Symptoms (b) has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days, and/or (c) has had close contact with anyone confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 is asked not to come to Lyric. Please call our Audience Services office at 312.827.5600 where we will be happy to work with you to reschedule your tickets.

  2. Face coverings: All visitors age 2 and up must wear a face covering while in Lyric’s building, or while attending any event, indoor or outdoor, where you may come within six feet of other attendees or staff.

  3. Physical distancing: Wherever possible, all visitors must abide physical distancing guidelines, maintaining a six-foot distance from others not part of your group.

  4. Travel: Attendees should abide by the City of Chicago travel order with regard to quarantine if they have recently traveled to another state on the travel advisory listing.

  5. Risk: Attendees understand that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing or attending Lyric events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

  6. Compliance: All Lyric attendees must follow all health and safety procedures and signage posted while at Lyric events. Lyric reserves the right to require visitors who do not follow our face covering or physical distancing guidelines to leave an event immediately. Any visitors who are disrespectful or discourteous to other guests, staff, or volunteers may also be asked to leave.

Thank you for working with us to keep everyone safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.