COVID-19 Policy

Anyone entering the theater will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 test * (please see below). A vaccination card in the name that matches the photo ID will be required at the door. In addition, all who enter the theater will be required to properly wear masks over their nose and mouth. Attendees who do not comply will be asked to leave.

*Proof of negative COVID-19 test shall be: PCR test within 72 hours prior to entry or antigen test taken within 24 hours of entry. Home tests are not accepted.

Q: How long will The Acorn have these requirements in place?
A: This policy will remain in effect until further notice. Please plan accordingly before your next visit to The Acorn. The Acorn’s COVID-19 protocol may change, be extended or be relaxed, as we continue to evaluate incoming information during these challenging times. We will continue to keep our patrons informed as to any further updates as we navigate through this with you.

Q: What documents do I bring with me to the theater?
A: Proof of vaccination can be your official card or a photo or copy of your vaccine card along with a photo ID. A photo on your phone is accepted.

Q: What type of COVID-19 test will you accept in place of proof of vaccination?
A: If you are unable to vaccinate then you must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time. Home tests are not accepted.

Q: Can I get a refund if I choose not to be vaccinated or tested?
A: With your ticket purchase, you have authorized that you understand these are the policies in place at the time of purchase, and must adhere to them when at the venue or will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given. We’ve heard from plenty of music fans who don’t appreciate these requirements just to come out and see a show. But we’ve heard from so many more of you that appreciate the effort to keep everyone safe. (For refund inquiries for tickets purchased prior to September 1, 2021, email us at tickets@acornlive.org and we will take care of you.)

Q: Why do I have to wear a mask if I’m vaccinated?
A: Per guidelines from the CDC, we will continue to require the proper wearing of masks over nose and mouth by all, regardless of vaccination status. This is to maximize protection from possibly spreading COVID-19 to others.

Q: Will the bar remain open? How can I enjoy a drink from the bar while wearing a mask?
A: Yes, the bar at The Acorn will continue to be open. We understand the challenges of wearing a mask while trying to enjoy a beverage at the show. You can choose to either briefly lower your mask to take a drink or you can use a straw from the bar.

Q: How are you making these decisions?
A: We continue to closely follow COVID-19 transmission rates in our region as reported by the Berrien County Health Department which places the current risk level in Berrien County as high. We also continue to seek guidelines from the CDC in order to operate safely. In addition, it is fast becoming an industry-wide best practice to implement these protocols in theaters and performance venues where patrons are unable to maintain social distancing.

Q: How can I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
A: Please protect yourselves, your loved ones and your community. To locate vaccination clinics and resources in your area, please visit www.vaccines.gov.

Q: Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
A: Many area pharmacies offer testing for COVID-19, such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS. The Berrien County Health Department lists additional testing resources on their website. Be sure to inquire about the type of test being administered (PCR, antigen) and how long to expect to wait before getting your results.

With the purchase of tickets and attendance at our events, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts, the venue where the concert is located, or any of its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Thank you for your understanding and support of our nonprofit organization!