Oyster Mill Playhouse is joining other theatre companies in Central PA and across the nation in requiring that audiences provide proof of vaccination to attend all live public performances OR proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.


We are committed to the safety of all who work, perform, and visit our venue, and invite audiences to join in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition to audiences, we have mandated COVID vaccinations for performers and volunteer staff.


To be permitted to enter the facility, patrons must be able to show physical or digital proof that they are fully vaccinated at the time of their entry into the theater OR proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. 


NOTE: Children under 12 who are currently ineligible for vaccination are kindly asked not to attend at this time.


Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required below.

This policy is in effect for ALL performances of “A Murder is Announced.” For performances in March 2022 and beyond, we anticipate a review of policies in February, and may include a relaxation of certain provisions or an extension of this policy as the science dictates.

Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since receiving the single or final dose of FDA (Food & Drug Administration) or WHO (World Health Organization) authorized COVID-19 vaccines. Patrons may display proof of vaccination with a physical or digital copy of their vaccination card. Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Patrons may also be asked to present a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

Patrons who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. Proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test (rapid test) taken within 6 hours of the performance start time is also acceptable. 



Masks will also be strongly encouraged for audiences inside our facility, except while actively eating concessions or drinking. Those who wear masks must completely cover the nose and mouth and comply with the CDC guidelines for acceptable face coverings.