Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for audiences.

By Fiona McCann August 23, 2021

Nineteen of Portland’s biggest performing arts organizations have banded together to require audiences present proof of full vaccination, or in some cases, negative COVID tests, before being admitted to shows.

The Oregon Symphony, the Portland Ballet, Portland Center Stage, Portland Opera, Literary Arts, and White Bird among others have formed what they are terming a “vaccine coalition” to apply to all those attending an indoor performance.  

"After surviving one of the most challenging years in our history, we are thrilled to be performing again," said Oregon Ballet Theatre's Natasha Kautsky. "We are taking every precaution for a safe return. Out of concern for our audiences and our community we support this coalition." 


According to the announcement, the organizations in question formed a coalition “to prioritize the health and safety of audience members, artists, staff, volunteers, and the community at large.” 

The coalition also launched a website,, indicating that each organization will have its own procedures for communicating and upholding the new protocols. More organizations are expected to join on in the weeks ahead.

The organizations already signed on to the Portland Performing Arts Vaccine Coalition are:  

Artists Repertory Theatre

Bag&Baggage Productions


Broadway Rose Theatre Company

Cappella Romana

Imago Theatre

Literary Arts

NW Dance Project

Oregon Symphony


The Portland Ballet

Portland Center Stage

Portland Opera

Portland Piano International

Portland Shakespeare Project

Shaking the Tree

Stumptown Stages

Theater Vertigo

Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Triangle Productions

White Bird

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