covid-19 and 18th & union: the reopening
UPDATED NOVEMBER 7, 2021
Since July 2021, 18th & Union has been welcoming limited in-person audiences back in to the space, while carefully and proactively following all public health and common sense guidelines. We’ve made improvements to the physical venue, acquired equipment to support live streaming over the internet, and set up health and safety protocols for artists, audience members and others who will access the space.
We're taking it carefully. Please note the following guidelines for joining us in-person at 18th & Union:
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry into the venue. We must regretfully turn you away if you can't provide an ID, plus one of the following (the names must match):
- CDC vaccination card.
- Photo or PDF of the CDC vaccination card on a mobile device.
- Vaccine certificate generated on https://myirmobile.com, either printed or a PDF on a mobile device. The registration process takes a few minutes.
- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of showtime.
- Face coverings are required while not eating or drinking.
- The bar will be open. Plastic payments only please, no cash accepted at this time.
- All venue staff and performers are fully vaccinated and will be masked when not performing.
- We installed a new ventilation system, which transfers air in the performance space every 5 minutes.
- If you purchase an in-person ticket, and change your mind for any reason, we will exchange your tickets for the Live Stream.
A new ventilation system was installed in the performance space to increase the safety and comfort of all artists and guests at 18th & Union. It’s quiet and effective, running at a CFM (cubic feet/minute) rate that will replace the air in the space about every 5 minutes.
We also have new air conditioning units in all areas of the space to provide a more comfortable environment for all.
Ready to Live Stream
Most of our performances are offered to limited in-person attendees, as well as livestream audiences. In this way, we hope to be able to accommodate multiple preferences for viewing, and to pivot quickly if public health recommendations change without warning.
As always at 18th & Union, tickets will be offered on a sliding scale to accommodate different budgets while also valuing the work of our partner artists.
All this is possible thanks to generous support from many who helped us get to this point. Special thanks to: Our understanding landlords; 4Culture; ArtsFund; Raynier Foundation; SBA; alongside many vital individual donors. These financial resources were critical in helping 18th & Union survive the shutdown and add the improvements we needed to reopen.
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