Policies as of October 13, 2022

The health and safety of our audience, artists, staff, and community are of utmost importance. We hope these protocols, developed in consultation with public health guidance and Chicago’s performing arts sector, offer additional layers of protection and reduce the risk of COVID-19.

We anticipate maintaining these protocols through October 2022 or until such time prevailing medical guidance allows for a relaxation of certain policies. Please revisit this page prior to your scheduled performance for the latest protocols. Send any questions to BoxOffice@AmericanBluesTheater.com or call (773) 654-3103.

The following protocols are in effect for Alma.




While Cook County is at a low COVID community spread risk level (according to the CDC), patrons are not required to wear a mask if they show proof of vaccination at check-in. Any patrons who do not show proof of vaccination at check-in must remain masked while inside the building.

Should Cook County return to a medium or high COVID community spread risk level (according to the CDC), all patrons and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask for the safety of the performers. Please properly wear a mask covering both nose and mouth while inside the theater venue. Scarves, bandanas, gaiters, and masks with valves are unacceptable.


We are no longer checking vaccinations for entrance to a performance. However, if Cook County is at a low COVID community spread risk level, and you prefer to go maskless, you must show proof of vaccination.


E-tickets can be made available for a touchless Will Call experience.


They are no fees for same-price ticket exchanges. An upgrade charge may be added for a more experience performance.


E-tickets and digital programs will be made available for a touchless experience.


Sanitation stations will be located throughout the theater.


HVAC filters have been upgraded with fresh air flow throughout the building.


Concessions will be limited. Food and drink will be allowed only in designated areas.


If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled performance, Blues guarantees to get you into a future performance or exchange your tickets for an upcoming production.


By attending a performance or event by American Blues Theater, you acknowledge there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present and voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure.

If you are not feeling well and exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days, you should not attend a performance or event at American Blues Theater.

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