Soka Performing Arts Center Vaccination and Mask Mandates

August 24, 2021
Front of performing arts center - horizontal

Soka Performing Arts Center and major Orange County venues have joined together in following state guidelines to require vaccinations and masks for all performances. As we prepare for reopening our stages, we must carefully consider the safety of our patrons, students, staff, and artists as our top priority, as well as university and state directives. These mandates will allow us to safely share the beauty of live music with our patrons once again.

The following safety protocols will be in effect for our 21-22 season:

Vaccine and masking requirements will be in place for all performances. All ticket holders 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). Proof of vaccination consists of either your physical vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or a digital vaccination record. All records must match your California ID. Most California residents may request a digital vaccination record at

Ticket holders under 12 or those who need a reasonable accommodation for medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to entering the venue. All artists, crew, and volunteers will need to adhere to these vaccine requirements.

Masks will be required at all times for all patrons and visitors regardless of vaccination status in all indoor spaces.

Ticket holders who do not comply with these policies will not be admitted.

These safety mandates will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis and may adjust as public health circumstances evolve. We will continue to monitor the latest public heath guidelines from the CDC, state, and county, to continually update these procedures.