Covid Vaccine Mandate

As we welcome you back to The Granada Theatre, our most important goal is to create an environment in which all our audiences, artists, volunteers, staff and guests feel safe and protected, while reconnecting with the art and culture we all know and love. For the safety and comfort of all people, our updated COVID-19 Policy has several parts: Vaccination & Test Status, Identification Requirement, Face Covering Policy, and Arrival Time & Entry Process.

The Granada Theatre Health and Safety Policies have been informed by and in accordance with CDC recommendations as well as guidelines from the State of California and local officials to create our policies and procedures. The Granada Theatre asks our audiences to join us in providing the safest space possible for all as we raise the curtain.

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

These policies are in effect immediately for all indoor performances and are subject to change in compliance with revisions to national, state, local and presenter guidelines and requirements.

Vaccination & Test Status

All ticket holders are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated.


Supply a professionally administered negative Covid-19 test result, for each event, taken within one day for antigen tests and two days for PCR tests.

Fully vaccinated means you received your Johnson & Johnson vaccine 14 days before the show you attend, or you received your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine 14 days before the show you attend.

Booster doses are not required for any patron.

Proof of vaccination is your CDC vaccination card, a photo or copy of your card or the California digital verification from Out of state patrons need to present similarly verified records.

COVID testing is available at many doctor’s offices and Santa Barbara County testing sites. A list of Santa Barbara County Testing Sites is available here.

Self-administered At-Home tests are NOT accepted.


Beginning February 4, Arts & Lectures will require that all in-person event attendees be fully vaccinated to the maximum extent for which they are eligible. (Consult the CDC for eligibility guidelines.) This means meeting one of the following criteria:

Ages 12 and older:

  • Have received a booster vaccination before the performance; OR
  • If not yet eligible for the booster: Have received a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the past five months and at least 14 days before the performance; OR Have received a first dose of Johnson & Johnson in the past two months and at least 14 days before the performance.

Ages 5 through 11:

  • Have received a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least 14 days before the performance.
  • Unfortunately at this time, we cannot entertain our guests that are under 5 years old that are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Covid-19 test results will NOT be accepted in lieu of proof of vaccination.

Masks are required indoors at all times.

Complete Health & Safety Protocols for A&L events can be found at


For the performance of Baby Shark on March 12, 2022 , we are allowing children of all ages.

Children 2 and under should not wear a mask and are not required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to entry. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket for entry if they are seated on a lap.

Any child 3 and above will need to abide by our regular COVID policies, including showing proof of a full vaccination card or professionally administered negative COVID test results. All patrons from ages 3 to 17 without a photo ID must be vouched for and accompanied by a responsible adult.

Identification Requirement

All patrons 18 years and older must present identification that matches their vaccination or test record. As of December 1, 2021, no exceptions can be made to this requirement per California State Mega Event rules.

As of December 1, 2021, identification accepted will be your Driver’s License or State ID, your school photo ID or your passport. Other photo ID may be considered on a case by case basis.

All patrons from ages 3 to 17 without a photo ID must be vouched for and accompanied by a responsible adult.

No one under 3 will be admitted.

Face Covering Policy

We are in compliance with the current Santa Barbara County Health Department Health Order requiring face coverings on all persons in indoor public spaces.

Face coverings are required for all patrons and guests regardless of vaccination status in all indoor spaces at The Granada Theatre except when actively eating and drinking.

Bandanas, neck gaiters, masks with exhalation valves and shield-like face coverings are not allowed. Bearded patrons should consider wearing a bandana or gaiter over a mask.

Failure to comply with this requirement is grounds for immediate removal from the theater and possible restrictions on future attendance.

Arrival Time and Entry Process

To ensure timely entry into the theater, please arrive between 45 minutes to an one hour prior to the performance start time. Every effort is made to keep this process quick and get everyone to their seats on time. Our verification team is on the pavement in front of the theater. Please go directly to this area on arrival. Be ready with your ID and vaccination or test record. Once verification is complete, you can go to Will Call or enter the theater. Arriving within 10 minutes of show time could mean we won’t be able to get you to your seats on time.

Late seating will take place at the discretion of the performing company.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in creating a safe and inviting environment for live performances at The Granada once again.