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PATRON ADVISORY UPDATE: Effective February 12, 2022, until further notice:

Patrons are not required to wear MASKS for entry.

Neither Proof of Vaccination nor a negative test is required for entry.

Patrons are encouraged to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so.

Vaccination against Covid-19 and its variants is an effective way to slow the spread of the disease.

Please stay home if you are sick.  If you have questions, email boxoffice@thecarsoncenter.org

This policy is subject to change.



PATRON ADVISORY UPDATE: Effective December 1, 2021, until further notice:  (Expires February 11, 2022)

ALL GUESTS (age 4 and over) attending a public indoor event at The Carson Center MUST wear a MASK.  Masks are required at all times unless ACTIVELY eating or drinking.

Neither Proof of Vaccination nor a Negative Covid test is required for entry.  

Failure to comply with the MASK policy may result in you being asked to leave The Carson Center.  No refunds will be given.

Please stay home if you are sick.  If you have questions, email boxoffice@thecarsonceter.org

This policy is subject to change.




(The October 29 policy statement below expires November 30, 2021.)

PATRON ADVISORY UPDATE: Effective October 29, 2021, until further notice:

12 AND OVER: All guests and ticketholders 12 years of age and over attending a public indoor event at The Carson Center must present one of the following for entry:

  • Proof of Negative PCR TEST administered by a 3rd party healthcare or pharmacy provider and taken within 72 hours of the event and a photo ID OR
  • Proof of Negative Rapid Antigen* administered by a 3rd party healthcare or pharmacy provider and taken within 36 hours of the event and a photo ID OR
  • Proof of Full Vaccination against Covid-19 and a photo ID

Children 12-16 who do not have a photo ID must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can vouch for their identity.


MASKS ARE REQUIRED at all times while indoors at The Carson Center unless actively eating or drinking or otherwise designated.


Children under 12 years of age are not required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.  However, MASKS are required for all guests over age four (4) regardless of vaccination or testing status.

These policies are currently in effect for all indoor public events taking place in November and December 2021.  ALL protocols and safety measures are subject to change and updating in response to the developing state and public health standards and best practices.

Ticket Policy - All Sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

These policies were updated from the September 1, 2021 policies.  


PATRON ADVISORY  Updated 08.24.21

Effective September 1, 2021, until further notice, The Carson Center is joining performing arts centers across the nation in requiring that our visitors and audience members provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend all indoor public performances and events.

Ticket Policy

All Sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

All guests 12 years of age or older attending an in-person public event at The Carson Center will be required to show proof of full COVID vaccination along with a photo ID for entry into The Carson Center.

“Fully Vaccinated” means that the event a guest is attending is at least 14 days after their final COVID-19 vaccine dose. Proof of a negative COVID test will not be accepted, with the exception of children under the age of 12. Children under 12 will be required to show a negative test result of a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Mask Policy: All visitors and guests are required to wear masks inside The Carson Center at all times except when consuming food or beverage or when otherwise designated. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted.

This policy is subject to change.

The Carson Center will monitor the changing circumstances and modify plans based on current recommendations and best practices, as we have done since March 2020. Buyer, and all those presenting tickets for entry, agree to comply with our updated health protocols at all times while inside The Carson Center. We reserve the right to refuse admission or remove any guest from The Carson Center that fails to comply with protocols posted at the entrance. In such instances, The Carson Center will refund the price printed on the ticket to the account used to purchase the tickets (if tickets were purchased from The Carson Center for a Carson Center-presented event). By visiting The Carson Center, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Purchase of tickets acknowledges consent to The Carson Center's policies. Ticket policies are subject to change.

Your commitment to one another and to the artists who perform here-- and our commitment to you -- are the basis of all our CDC-compliant protocol and all updates.  Thank you for working with us and with each other to keep LIVE events and performances ALIVE at your Carson Center!  Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated!



UPDATE: 07.30.21  COVID-19 (EXPIRED)

Welcome Back to Your Carson Center!  Please read for Ticket Buying and Attendance Guidelines:

Performances, concerts, and events are back at The Carson Center For The Performing Arts!

Our team is fully vaccinated and your health and comfort are our priority! We continue to consult CDC guidelines, public health authorities, government officials, and health and safety experts as we carefully monitor health and safety conditions and adopt modified guidelines as necessary.  The State of Kentucky strongly recommends that all patrons be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering indoor facilities. 

Ever since we began our phased reopening in May 2020, we have been vigilant in our approach to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols.  Based on recent trends and guidance, The Carson Center will be making adjustments to these measures, which may continue to change at any time without notice. 

If you are purchasing a ticket or plan to attend an event at The Carson Center, the following measures are now in place:

  • All patrons (age 5 and up) must wear face coverings over their nose and mouth when indoors regardless of vaccination status.  
  • Face coverings are optional in outdoor common areas for all patrons. 
  • Please do not plan to attend an event, performance, or concert at The Carson Center unless you are free of any COVID-19 symptoms and otherwise comply with the requirements of such advisories and restrictions.  

Note: Depending on the restrictions imposed on us by touring artists, shows, and rental events, we reserve the right to require that all patrons be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination before entering.  

As always, our procedures may change as we continue to follow guidance from the CDC, State of Kentucky, and local health officials, so check back to this page for the latest updates.


Updated 6.11.21  (EXPIRED) The Carson Center for The Performing Arts is open for events and performances at 100% capacity per the latest Kentucky Governor's Healthy at Work Guidelines (6.11.21).  We are thankful for the improved health of our community, state, and nation and look forward to returning to presenting superlative live performances, cultural and educational experiences, and private events.  Masks are optional at this time.  We continue to support handwashing, staying at home when sick, and wearing a mask if it makes you feel more comfortable.  The Carson Center has made upgrades to air filtration and ventilation to increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants.  Your safety and good health are our priorities.  

Should changes to public health and safety guidelines prohibit The Carson Center from presenting any performance at full capacity in its theatre, the concert will be rescheduled to a time when public health and safety guidelines allow such capacity.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact boxoffice@thecarsoncenter.org.


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