Effective March 14th, 2022, Stuart’s Opera House will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for entry to public events, and masks will become optional for all patrons, staff, and volunteers.

While this is a change to our venue policy, individual artists and event organizers will determine their own health and safety protocols and may opt to still require masks and/or proof of vaccination for their events. Stuart’s will honor the preferences of the artists/presenting organizations and require health screenings and/or mask mandates as requested.

Before your next visit, please check stuartsoperahouse.org to confirm the policy in place for your specific event.


We are also pleased to announce that we have received a $6,970 grant from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio which has supported the installation of air purification units at Stuart’s Opera House. At the suggestion of the Athens City-County Health Department, the project increases air quality by sanitizing the air, which may include pollutants, allergens, and toxins. The installation of seven rooftop units improves air quality in all the spaces of Stuart’s Opera House, including the theater, grand lobby, kitchen, offices, education center, and conference rooms.