The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center has lifted its masking requirement in response to changes in state and CDC guidelines and the County’s declining COVID positivity rate.
Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis notes that “effective immediately, masks are no longer required at Opera House events. We do still encourage patrons to wear masks while in the venue. Masks are available in the lobby and in the box office. Staff and volunteers will continue to be masked.” He adds that the Opera House Board and staff are grateful for everyone’s cooperation during the previous masking requirement.
The Opera House reopened to live audiences this past July with mask-wearing optional for vaccinated individuals. In August, with the rise of the Delta variant and rapid increase in transmission rate in the County, a masking requirement was implemented and has remained in effect until now.
The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a member-supported not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region … providing access to artistic diversity … and high quality programming at an affordable price.” It is located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.fredopera.org.