Effective November 11, 2021, Stuart’s Opera House will require proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or less prior to attending any public event at Stuart’s Opera House. This requirement is for all audience, staff, special event staff, and performers ages 5 and older. In addition, all guests will be required to stay masked within all Stuart’s Opera House spaces. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Everyone entering Stuart’s Opera House must show their legal identification along with a valid vaccination card, a legible image of their valid vaccination card, or official documentation of their negative test results.

Attendees who refuse to abide by this policy are welcome to transfer their tickets to guests who are fully vaccinated or willing to provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

We appreciate everyone’s willingness and cooperation as these new policies are necessary and essential to keep live performance happening and to keep our staff, artists, audience, and family members safe.


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.