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Linfield Theatre COVID policy

Health takes center stage

Revised: March 2022

The Linfield theatre program is taking every effort to keep our doors open and our audience members, students, faculty and staff healthy. Outlined below are our COVID-19 protocols. Ticket purchasers are responsible for communicating these rules to whomever they provide tickets.

Due to the intimate performance space, audiences will be required to provide proof of vaccination and encouraged to wear protective face coverings. Tickets will be sold up to full-seating capacity without distancing between parties. The actors and musicians are vaccinated and will be unmasked for these performances. They get weekly testing for COVID-19. All of our production staff are vaccinated and will be masked. 

Face coverings are strongly recommended

We are committed to protecting the health of our audience members, performers and staff, including those at high-risk for infection. While mask mandates in Oregon have been lifted, Linfield Theatre will continue to strongly recommend the use of masks, regardless of vaccination status, due to the intimate performance space.

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome when coming to Ford Hall. Maintaining an environment that promotes both physical and mental health is our top priority, and while mask mandates in Oregon have been lifted, Linfield Theatre will continue to strongly recommend the use of masks, regardless of vaccination status. We are committed to protecting the health of our audience members, our cast members and our musicians, including those at high-risk for infection. We ask our audience members to help us in these efforts and remain masked at all times while in Ford Hall and Marshall Theatre. Masks will be available at the box office for those needing one.

Proof of vaccination OR negative test and valid photo ID required of all audience members

Audience members will need to be fully vaccinated, including booster shots for those over the age of 12, with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a performance. Linfield faculty, staff and students are also required to show proof of vaccination. Proof of vaccination along with valid photo identification must be shown at the time of entry.

  • “Fully vaccinated” means that at least 14 days have passed since receiving a booster dose of a two-dose vaccine series or a one-dose vaccine.
  • “Proof of vaccination” means documentation provided by a tribal, federal, state or local government, or a health care provider, that includes an individual’s name, type of vaccine provided and date last dose was administered.
  • Documentation may include but is not limited to, a COVID-19 vaccination record card or a copy or digital picture of the vaccination record card.

Audience members unable to be vaccinated will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test from a laboratory or test provider taken within 72 hours before the performance or a negative COVID-19 antigen test from a laboratory or test provider taken within 24 hours before the performance, along with valid photo ID.

  • The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test. Documentation may include a printed or digital copy of the test results.

Valid identification

  • Audience members 18 years or older must present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. Current Linfield faculty, staff and students may use a Linfield University ID.
  • Audience members 12-17 years of age may use a government-issued ID or school ID.

Individuals who are unable to or decline to provide the documentation required above will not be admitted. Children under age 6 will not be admitted to Linfield theatre productions unless specifically stated in promotional materials. 

Note: Please do not email proof of vaccination, test results or any other medical information to the Marshall Theatre box office. The record of your vaccination status is not, and will not, be kept on file. Proof must be presented upon arrival for each performance. 

Air handling system

Marshall Theatre’s HVAC systems have been set to optimum levels of air exchange based on CDC and Oregon Health Authority guidance.

Ford Hall cleaning

All high traffic areas and touchpoints are cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the performances.

Hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes

Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout Ford Hall and disinfecting cleaning wipes will be available in the Marshall Theatre.

Contactless ticketing options

We encourage everyone to purchase tickets online. Patrons can print their tickets at home or show a digital ticket on their mobile device. Tickets will be scanned at the door with touchless technology. The box office will be open for those who prefer to purchase in person.


Our programs are available both digitally and in print.

Refunds and exchanges

We know we are in uncertain times. If for any reason we must cancel a performance, or if you are unwell, unable or unwilling to attend, we will offer ticket exchange or refund options. Please contact the box office at 503-883-2292 at least three hours before the performance time if you have any concerns and we will find an option that works best for you.

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and enabling our return to live performances!


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

We cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting the Marshall Theatre in Ford Hall, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home to protect both yourself and others.