Health & Safety Information

VACCINATION PROTOCOLS FOR PATRONS

In order to create the safest possible environment at the Music Academy, all guests will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or supply a negative Covid-19 medical test result (taken within 72 hours prior to each performance), along with an official photo ID, at the event entrance. Over-the-counter tests will not be accepted.


ELECTRONIC TICKETS

All tickets for the Summer Festival will be delivered electronically by email. Electronic or print at home tickets should be displayed upon entry on mobile phones or printed at home.

The Ticket Office can be reached by phone at 805-969-8787.


MASKS

Following CDC and state public health guidelines and Santa Barbara County recommendations, at this time masks are required for everyone indoors, regardless of vaccination status, including children.


TICKETS FOR 7 TO 17 YEAR OLDS

7-17s are always free with ticketed adults. Following CDC and state public health guidelines, at this time masks are required for everyone indoors, regardless of vaccination status, including children.


VACCINATION DURING THE 2021 SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Music Academy adopted a policy for this summer’s Festival where all fellows, faculty, and administration participating on-site were required to be vaccinated. We encourage audiences to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to attending Music Academy events, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Health, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

REDUCED CAPACITY & SOCIAL DISTANCING

Capacity has been reduced and socially distanced seating will be possible at every venue. Hahn Hall events are general admission and seating is designed at the Granada Theatre for social distancing – both venues will maintain a reduced capacity.

CONCERT PROTOCOLS

Socially distanced lines will be formed beginning 30 minutes prior to the start time of the event at Hahn and Lehmann Halls and 45 minutes prior at the Granada Theatre.

There will be no intermissions, aside from an hour break during the Solo Piano Competition and the Marilyn Horne Song Competition.

No food or beverage will be served at public events.

Printed programs will be available.

Most events will be 75 minutes or less, with the exception of masterclasses (90 minutes) and the competitions.

If you need assistance, administrators and ushers will be available to help and guide you and attend to the safety of all audience members.


GRANADA THEATRE EVENTS & PROTOCOLS

Please note State Street is closed. Parking is available at the lots behind the Granada Theatre or across the street. Accessible drop off will be arranged prior to the events. Please allow for plenty of time if drop off is necessary.

Advance digital tickets will be required – they will be viewed and scanned upon entry preferably on mobile phones or alternatively as print-at-home tickets. 

Seating for Granada Theatre events will begin 45 minutes prior to the start time of the event.

Seating will be socially distanced.

Please bring bottled water – water fountains will be shut. At this time, no concessions are planned, but that status is subject to change.

Academy Chamber Orchestra concerts will be 75 minutes or less with no intermission. Competitions may have a pause or intermission and will likely be longer than 75 minutes.


CONTACT US

If you have any questions or concerns prior to attending, please call the Ticket Office at 805-969-8787.