Your health and safety are important to us.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) must carefully consider the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists as we welcome the public to our campus. In keeping with recent developments in the national concert industry, other major performing arts institutions, and Center for Diseases Control and Prevention and state guidelines, the following audience protocols will be implemented until further notice.
Masks are required for everyone in ALL spaces – indoor and outdoor – on the Center’s campus. This includes the Museum, Conference Center, Courtyards, Clubs, Education studios and Theater venues.
Masks are required for everyone over 2 years of age for all indoor and outdoor events while not actively eating or drinking. Masks must be made of paper or cloth and cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly on your face.
Vaccination/testing documentation is not required for outdoor events.
Indoor Theater Venues
All guests must show proof of full vaccination and photo ID to enter our theaters.
Effective September 20, 2021, all guests over the age of 16 years must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for entry (defined by the California Department of Public Health at this time as 14 days or more after receiving the second dose in a 2-dose series, or 14 days or more after receiving a single-dose vaccine).
Trained CCAE staff and security will review your proof of vaccination and ensure it matches your photo ID (for those over 18). Please plan to arrive early to allow time for check-in. Guest who do not comply will not be admitted.
Accepted proof of vaccination includes the following options:
- A physical vaccination card
- A picture of your vaccination card
- A digital vaccination record
Most California residents may request a digital vaccination record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.
Ticket holders over the age of six (6) years of age and those who need a reasonable accommodation for medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs must provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering a venue. At-home test results will not be accepted. Find the nearest COVID testing facility.
If you have tickets to an event are unable to attend an event in our theaters or Cabaret due to this policy, please contact the ticket office email@example.com or by calling
800-988-4253 prior to the event date.
Conference Center Events
Conference Center guests over two (2) years of age are required to wear masks for all indoor and outdoor events while not actively eating or drinking. Masks must be made of paper or cloth and cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly on your face.
Vaccination/testing documentation is not required for Conference Center events.
If you have questions about an upcoming Conference Center event, please contact the organization hosting on the event.
What precautions is the Center taking to keep patrons safe?
- Hand-sanitizing stations are readily available throughout the venues
- Custodial staff regularly sanitize high-traffic, high-touch areas before, during, and after each performance
- CCAE installed all new air handling systems during our closure in 2020. We upgraded to a system that uses MERV-13 filters, which are similar to those installed in hospitals.
Why are vaccinations required for the theater?
- The majority of artists and performers are requesting that audience members be vaccinated to allow shows to continue while keeping us all safe.