Capital Region arts venues to require masks

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Several arts venues throughout the Capital Region are going to begin requiring everyone to wear masks to performances. The group issued a joint statement Monday, saying they hope to keep doors open while keeping patrons, artists, and staff safe.

The list includes:

  • Proctors
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
  • Cohoes Music Hall
  • Capital Repertory Theatre
  • The Egg
  • Universal Preservation Hall
  • Caffè Lena
  • Hudson Hall

Also included are indoor spaces at SPAC and performances by the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

“While we have been pleased, in recent months, to begin reopening our doors to audiences, we must all acknowledge that the pandemic continues. Patron, artist, and staff safety is our top priority, and we have collectively decided, given the recent increased virus caseload in our region, to follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and require that patrons wear masks at indoor events at our venues, effective immediately,” the statement said.

If you’re planning to see a performance anywhere, you’re encouraged to check out the venue’s website for further guidance on requirements.