The health and safety of our patrons, staff and the artists that come to visit us and provide amazing entertainment are of the utmost importance to us; and as a venue, we are being required to meet certain health standards. Due to the current surge of COVID cases because of the Delta Variant, our COVID protocol policy for Empire Live/Empire Underground is that all concertgoers must be vaccinated and wear masks upon entrance. We will be requiring proof of vaccination via the Excelsior Pass phone app, photo of your vaccination card, or the physical card itself for entry into our shows. In addition to this, for our non-vaccinated patrons, we will be requiring proof of a negative COVID -19 test taken 48 hours prior to the event. Testing will not be done at the door.
We understand that this may not be a welcoming decision for some. However, we are trying to do the seemingly impossible. That is opening two brand new venues for everyone to see their favorite artists and entertainers, and we are doing this during a global pandemic. Therefore, we need to be cognizant of the current health climate and open our doors in the safest manner possible.
Because this health climate is ever changing, so will our protocols regarding what will be needed for attendance. We ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during these very uncertain times.
Thank you all for your years of patronage and we look forward to opening our doors and seeing each and every one of you safe, happy, and healthy.