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.

Fully vaccinated people may go without masks in the Dairy Arts Center unless otherwise instructed. Unvaccinated people over age 11 are encouraged to continue wearing masks in all public indoor spaces where members of different households are present.

Since our facility provides space and services to a ballet school as well as multiple theater camps for children, please be respectful of the fact that some organizations and programs may adhere to different masking requirements and please have a mask readily available when entering our facility and put on a mask if asked or instructed by individual signage when moving from one space to another.

Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status, in the following settings in Boulder County:

  •  Healthcare (hospitals, urgent care, clinics, non-urgent medical structures, etc.)
  • P-12 Schools, Childcare, Indoor Camps
  • Congregate care facilities
  • Public transportation and conveyances

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

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.

Arrival: This event is located at the Boulder Bandshell at 1212 Canyon Blvd. Our “doors” will open approximately 30 minutes prior to show time for seating.  Please either a printed copy of your ticket PDF or download onto your smart device to show at the door for the fastest check-in.

Masks: Masks are not required for outdoor events, but we recommend that guests follow all current CDC recommendations including wearing a face covering when moving
through the venue, provide social distance between unrelated groups, washing hands frequently, and staying home when appropriate.

Seating: Seating will be general admission by bleacher & bring your own chair sections with reduced capacities in each section. We kindly ask patrons be mindful of social distancing when arriving at the bandshell and seat themselves with 3 ft – 6 ft of space between non household parties. Dairy staff and volunteers will assist with seating.

You are welcome to bring a blanket or cushion to enjoy the performance. Chairs in
the gravel should be no taller than 32-inches from the ground to facilitate viewing by all guests.

Accessibility:  There is accessible seating available directly in front of the bleachers. Accessible parking is available on 13th Street.

Climate: This event is outdoors so please plan accordingly for the weather. During the  Summer, the sun may still be out for the first half of the performance so plan to bring sunscreen, hats/visors, and sunglasses. We plan to go on with the show, rain or shine. Please bring jackets, umbrellas, blankets, etc. as needed. In the event of a weather delay, we will send an SMS text notification to your mobile phone.


Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase inside of the event. All beverage proceeds support the Dairy Arts Center. There will be a food truck outside each event. You may bring your own food and non alcoholic beverage, but NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. Our liquor license depends on your adherence to this policy. Thank you!

Restrooms:  Outdoor restroom facilities will be available within the fenced in perimeter of the event. 

Parking: Public parking is available at the Boulder Public Library, on City streets, and within City of Boulder’s Parking Garages. Accessible parking is available on 13th Street. Please visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parking-services for additional information and rates. 

We strongly encourage you to bus, bike, or walk to the show. Bus stations are located on Broadway. Bicycle racks and B-Cycle
stations are located at the Municipal Building and Boulder Public Library.


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