Dairy Arts Center

COVID-19 Event Protocols

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Dairy Arts Center has enacted the following protocols and procedures for in-person events including increased  precautions to keep our artistic community safe.

The Dairy Arts Center will return to requiring masks in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status as of Aug. 16, 2021 in an effort to support public health and safety within our community and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant.

The Dairy Arts Center will continue to follow recommendations from the CDC and Boulder County Public Health and will immediately update policies and inform patrons of any new requirements.

More info here: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/face-covering-order/


Exceptions to this requirement:

  • Children under the age of 2
  • Fully vaccinated staff when in non-public portions of the facility
  • Fully vaccinated performers on stage during public performance
  • Patrons actively engaged in eating or drinking

In an effort to provide artistic experiences with a heightened emphasis on health and safety of our most vulnerable community members, the Dairy Arts Center has begun designating “Vaccinated Only” screening and performance times. Currently these events are limited to the Dairy Arts Center Cinema Program in the Boedecker Theater with screening times of each film offered both as “vaccinated only” and “open to all” regardless of vaccination status. We hope to expand this program with your cooperation.

“Vaccinated Only” events are designated in the title of the event listing on our website’s calendar. You will also see the image on the left on the event page for any “vaccinated only” event. 

If you purchase tickets to one of these events, please be prepared to show your proof of vaccination (and matching license or ID). The name on your license or identification card should match the name on your proof of vaccination and your second or final dose should be dated at least 2 weeks prior to the event’s start date. 

Click here for more information on “vaccinated only” events and accepted types of proof of vaccination


Starting July 1, 2021 – Events at the Dairy Arts Center may sell up to full capacity either as general admission or reserved seating in each theater unless noted with an asterisk on the ticketing page.

Please note the capacities of each theater:

Gordon Gamm Theater – 250 patrons

Grace Gamm Theater – 116 patrons

Carsen Theater – 85 patrons

Boedecker Theater – 70 patrons

Patrons are no longer required to make reservations in order to visit the Dairy Arts Center Galleries. Hours are Monday – Saturday 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM and admission is free and open to the public.

During the ticketing check out process, all patrons are asked to agree to our COVID-19 symptom screening policy as follows: 

“For In-person events, I certify that I have NOT experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 (as defined by the CDC) in the past 10 days, nor have I been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days. You may also check this box if you are fully vaccinated. If it is not possible to self screen before attending an event or tickets have been purchased more than 14 days in advance, the Dairy Arts Center staff may request to symptom screen in person as patrons enter the facility.

For in-person events, the Dairy Arts Center also requires we collect a phone number from a least one member or each party for contract tracing purposes.”

The Dairy Arts Center reserves the right to symptom screen patrons entering the facility for public events. Symptom screening requires consists of three parts: 

  1. Collecting contact information from at least one person per party and recording the party’s seating assignment. This is done at the time of your ticket purchase/reservation
  2. Screening each member of your party (by verbal Y/N answer)  for exposure* to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. *Exposure (Close physical contact) is defined as being within 6 feet of an infected/symptomatic person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 48 hours before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic individuals, 48 hours prior to test specimen collection).
  3. Screening each member of your party (by verbal Y/N answer) for COVID-19 symptoms at the time arrival including temperature check using a touchless thermometer. Visitors will be asked if they have experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: 
  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

Optional Steps

Add your your phone to CO Exposure Notifications, Colorado’s official state COVID-19 exposure alert system

Exposure Notifications

Learn more: CO Exposure Notifications FAQs

The Dairy Arts Center has improved indoor air quality in the following ways:

  • Installing MERV-13 filters
  • Ensuring ventilation system is actively running during business hours
  • Allowing increased fresh air circulation directly through HVAC system and opening doors where possible

The Dairy Arts Center has improved cleanliness through the following measures:

  • Increased sanitization of high touch areas using EPA approved disinfectants
  • All electronics cleaned with 70% alcohol solution after each use
  • Hand sanitizer available to the public in each space



We recognize the importance of health and safety during the ongoing evolution of Covid-19 and will gladly refund or exchange tickets for on-site and in person-events only for any reason with no added fees until further notice. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or believe you may have come into contact with COVID, please do not attend an on-site or in-person event. We will refund your ticket or offer an exchange for a future event. Please note, this exception does not apply to virtual events. Contact office@thedairy.org for more information.

View the full Dairy Arts Center Terms & Conditions here.

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826