COVID-19 Policies

Covid-19 Restriction Policies for ALL Indoor Shows

As of August 16th, 2021, The Castle Theatre has joined tens of thousands of national music venues, festivals, as well as theatre and dance companies across the country in requiring that attendees to ALL our indoor shows provide proof of either full vaccination — OR — a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72-hours prior to entry. Patrons will be asked to show their valid vaccination card or test result (photocopies or digital copies on your phone are permissible) alongside a government-issued ID (just to make sure it’s you) when they arrive at the door.

Some shows may have additional requirements as outlined by the artists, in which case all ticket holders will be notified either by email, or on our social media channels.

Type of “Negative” Testing Allowed

Any type of test that can provide a legit negative result will be allowed. This includes pharmacy-purchased rapid tests. We are trying to be as flexible as we can, as these restrictions are quickly rolling our nation-wide.

Our Indoor Mask Policy

Illinois’ statewide indoor mask mandate went into effect on August 30, 2021. The mask mandate applies to gyms, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, health clubs and other indoor venues — which of course, includes The Castle Theatre. We will require that all guests wear a mask when moving about the theatre like ordering a drink at the bar. When at your seat or spot you may remove your mask. 

Covid-19 Restriction Policies for Private Events

Like most other event and live music venues across the country, we have instituted a policy requiring that attendees to our indoor events — both public and private — provide proof of either full vaccination — OR — a negative COVID-19 test performed within 72-hours prior to entry. In addition, on August 30, 2021, Illinois re-instituted its indoor mask mandate, which states that all guests wear a mask when moving about the theatre like ordering a drink at the bar. When at your seat or spot you may remove your mask. 

Mostly all venues and festivals across the country have now adopted these policies to protect their staff, artists and guests. These policies are not political statements nor are they perfect. We hope that these public health requirements are short-lived, but while they last and we adhere to them, we sincerely hope all our guests will do what is right to protect themselves, their families, our staff and the others in the room just trying to enjoy live events together.


These policies are subject to change. Should you have any additional questions about our Covid policies, please contact us at 309-820-0352. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

– Castle Theatre Management