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The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff remain our top priority.

As of March 6, 2022, masks, proof of vaccination and tests are no longer required at Wharton Center for performances, unless noted below.

Protocols can change at anytime and ticket holders are requested to check the event page for up-to-date requirements closer to the event date. 

Events with Increased Protocols 

Diana Krall

As of September 1, 2022, there are no longer any Covid-19 protocols for this performance. Proof of vaccination, a negative test, and masks are no longer required. 

An email will be sent to Ticket Holders closer to the event date with this updated information. Protocols could change at any time.

If you have any questions, please call the Ticket Office at at (517) 432-2000.

COVID Safety Policy

Effective March 6, 2022, Michigan State University has updated their COVID Safety Policy and masks are no longer required in most indoor settings on property owned or controlled by MSU. However, masks remain required in instructional settings (including in all classrooms, academic labs and shared research spaces) during course instruction and research activities.  

Wharton Center presents the best in performing arts from all over the world. As a presenter, Wharton Center will implement all COVID-19 protocols as required by each artist/show agreement. Please review the event page and Helpful Tips email for your performance for more information on requirements. 

COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance, including some or all of the following, without limitation, required: mask or face coverings, proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a negative COVID-19 Test (within 24-72 hours prior to show time), temperature checks, or confirmation of no known symptoms of and exposure to COVID-19. We reserve the right to unilaterally make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance, law, or regulations of MSU Administration. Any visitors, including ticket holders who do not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol, may be required to leave the theater, and their ticket will not be refunded.

It is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to communicate COVID-19 safety protocol information to whomever they may be providing tickets.

If a ticket holder becomes ill, they may contact the Ticket Office for a refund up to three days prior to the scheduled event. Tickets purchased from a third party cannot be refunded by Wharton Center. 

COVID-19 health and safety protocols continue to evolve. Please review the event page and Helpful Tips email for your performance date for the most up-to-date information on requirements.

Plan Your Visit

Wharton Center will communicate our policies directly with the person who made the ticket purchase. In addition to policies posted on our website, a series of emails will be sent prior to each Wharton Center-presented performance with policy reminders and tips to the person who made the ticket purchase. It is the responsibility of the ticket purchaser to share this information with whomever they are providing tickets.

A link to each performance’s digital program book and event page will be included in the Helpful Tips email sent two days before your event.

Wharton Center is currently selling tickets at full capacity and will not have physically distanced seating in our theatres.

If a ticket holder becomes ill, they may contact the Ticket Office for a refund up to three days prior to the scheduled event.  

What to Expect When you Arrive

Wharton Center staff and volunteers are required to be vaccinated or have received an exemption.

Patrons who do not comply with COVID-19 policies will not be permitted entry into the facility or may be escorted out of the facility.

Enhanced cleaning procedures are in place.

Wharton Center’s HVAC system has been tested and balanced using Merv13 filters.

Restrooms have been updated with touchless toilets and sinks, and hand sanitizing dispensers are available throughout the theatre lobbies.

Assisted Listening Devices will be available; however, patrons are encouraged to bring their own headsets.

For the latest information from MSU regarding COVID-19, visit msu.edu/together-we-will.

Contact the Wharton Center Ticket Office at wharton@msu.edu with any questions or concerns.