We are committed to the safety of our audiences, students, employees, and artists. In order to continue to experience world-class performances during these unique circumstances, we have made several adjustments to our regular operations. As always, we rely on our partnership with you, our guests, to make these experiences successful and enjoyable.

Social Distancing

Except for members of the same household, six feet of physical distance is required between people at all times while inside the Performing Arts Center.

Live performances with audiences in attendance generally last 30-60 minutes and are presented without intermission.

Audience capacity is significantly reduced for all performances. Seats are assigned and separated by at least six feet of distance.

Mobile ticket delivery is encouraged for all in-person performances.

Stanchions have been placed outside restrooms in order to facilitate line management.



Cloth face coverings are mandatory at all times while inside the Performing Arts Center.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets online or via telephone, rather than in person, and to utilize mobile ticket delivery to avoid direct contact with box office personnel.

Touchless faucets and soap dispensers have been installed in all restrooms.

Drinking fountains are currently out of service.

Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout the building.

Hard surface wipes are available throughout the building.

UGA has ensured that all custodial staff have been trained on more stringent cleaning standards, with particular attention to common use areas, restrooms, and high-touch surfaces on a routine basis. In addition, they have been trained on personal safety measures and are using CDC-recommended and EPA-certified cleaning practices and disinfectants, which will be accelerated as needed before and following events of any size. Electrostatic sprayers are being used to drench the ambient air and all surfaces with the disinfectant Bioesque, a broad-spectrum product which disinfects, sanitizes, cleans, and deodorizes in one step, and is safe for everyday use. In accordance with ISSA recommendations, there will be a prescribed surface dwell time before the concert halls are opened for re-entry.

The Performing Arts Center’s air conditioning systems operate continuously. All systems utilize 2” MERV 6 pre-filters and MERV 13 bag filters. The building units are equipped with an air side economizer function that increases ventilation to provide free cooling when ambient weather conditions are appropriate. Ultraviolet lights are installed in the building air handling units functioning to inhibit biological activity within each unit. The units are scheduled to operate continuously, consistent with FMD’s COVID-19 response plan. Learn more about the building’s HVAC system here.


Do not enter the Performing Arts Center if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, or had contact with a person that has or is suspected to have COVID-19 within the past fourteen (14) days.

Not feeling well? Hassle-free, fee-free exchanges are available for all in-person performances through spring 2021. You may return your ticket for a full refund or account credit up to 48 hours prior to the performance. If you need to return your tickets after that time but before the performance begins, you may receive a full credit valid for a future performance. If you prefer, the value of your returned tickets may be transferred to a tax-free donation to the Performing Arts Center.

For those who are uncomfortable attending in person, most events and performances will be available for online viewing.