Safety Guidelines

Safety & Attendance Guidelines

Your safety is our top priority.

Our safety policy was designed in consultation with leading experts in the fields of epidemiology, public health, workplace/industrial hygiene, and infectious diseases.

For the performances of Julius Caesar, The Pirates of Penzance, The Barber of Seville, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre:

  • The Atlanta Opera will require that all audience members ages 12 and above show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test administered by an authorized healthcare professional taken within 48 hours of arriving at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This information will be checked before individuals can enter the venue. Boosters are strongly recommended. For patrons opting to test in lieu of vaccination, at-home, self-administered rapid antigen tests will not be accepted.
    • Proof may be a physical copy or displayed on a smart phone. This will be a visual check only; The Atlanta Opera will not retain copies of vaccine cards or test reports.
  • Masks will be required upon entry to the lobby and must always remain on for the duration of time inside regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose.

The Atlanta Opera will continue to monitor government policy changes, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health notices and make changes as necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of staff, artists, and the public.

Suggested testing centers:


Limitation on Liability/Assumption of Risk

Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity or the premises.

Additionally, you, on behalf of yourself and any accompanying minor, voluntarily assume all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring before, during or after the event, and you waive any claims for personal injury, death, illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind against The Atlanta Opera, Inc., and its agents, sponsors, officers, directors, shareholders, owners and employees. Additionally, please visit for the complete Terms and Conditions governing your ticket and attendance at the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What safety regulations will be in place at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre?

We are thrilled to return to the stage this season. The Atlanta Opera will continue to monitor government policy changes, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, government mandates, and public health notices and make changes as necessary or appropriate to ensure the safety of staff, artists, and the public.

The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre has installed “MERV-13” Air Filters and will be disinfecting surfaces frequently. At this time, we will require all patrons to be masked while in the facility. Additionally, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 48 hours of the performance date will be required for entry.

Will seating be socially-distanced?

No. If you have concerns about seating, please call Guest Services at 404-881-8885.

I'm a season subscriber. Are my seats affected?

Your seats are safe! Thank you for trusting us through this long year. Our current plan is to keep all subscribers in their existing seats. Should you have any concerns or need to change seats, please contact Guest Services at 404-881-8885.

Will pre-show dinners be available for purchase?

We worked with the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to reimagine  Mangia!, our pre-show dinner buffet, with public health in mind. This season, we are introducing Mangia! In-a-Box, a three-course boxed dinner with your choice of Chicken, Fish, Beef or Vegetarian PLUS a drink voucher to be enjoyed al fresco on the Terrace. Available 2 hours ahead of curtain. Click here to pre-order.

Am I still able to set up a payment plan for my subscription?

Yes! For assistance in setting up a payment plan, please contact Ticketing Services at 404-881-8885.

Will my tickets be mailed to me?

Season subscriber tickets were mailed the first week of September. If you have not received your tickets, please contact us. All other tickets this season are paperless and will be sent to your e-mail address for printing or bringing up on your mobile device. Please also consider downloading the Atlanta Opera app in the Apple or Android stores. Tickets are easily accessed on the app.

When can I buy individual tickets?

Single tickets are on sale now. Click here for more information or to purchase.

When will the theatre open for early seating?

The theater will open one hour prior to the performance in order to allow patrons to arrive early and enjoy the pre-performance talk.

What is your food and beverage policy?

If audience members decide to enjoy food and beverage options in designated areas, we encourage them to re-mask afterwards. No food or drink will be permitted in the theater during the performance.