COVID-19 Expectations & Precautions

The Egyptian Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment for all patrons, volunteers, staff, and performers. In order to offer the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, the following policies will be in effect until further notice.  Policies may change at any time based on the current health guidance from authorities.  The most up to date information can be found here on our website and sent to ticket holders via email prior to events. 

Mask Requirements

Effective starting February 28, 2022: The State of Illinois mask mandate will be removed. Masks will no longer be required inside the Egyptian Theatre for events.  

Masks are still highly recommended for those that are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, or have other factors that put them at high risk.  All guests that wish to wear a mask will be welcome to do so.  

We will continue to provide hand sanitizer throughout the building and keep up with increased cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces.  Our newly upgraded HVAC systems continue to provide higher air quality in the building through filtration and frequent air exchanges.

As always, these guidelines may change at any time as new guidance is issued or new mandates are put into effect.


Capacity Restrictions

The State of Illinois does not currently have any capacity restrictions in place.


Social Distanced Seating

The State of Illinois does not currently require social distancing with seating.  At this time, shows are not being sold with any social distancing in place.


Concessions & Restrooms

All concessions and restrooms are fully open.


Sanitizing efforts

The Egyptian Theatre implemented increased sanitation and cleaning practices throughout COVID-19 and will continue; our patrons health and safety is paramount to our organization.



If you are experiencing any of these symptoms of COVID-19, stay home and do not attend an event:
>Fever of 100.4 and above
>Shortness of breath
>Loss of taste/smell
>Muscle pain
>Shaking with chills
>Sore throat

Contact the Egyptian Theatre Box Office in advance of the event to notify us that you can not attend.  Call 815-758-1225 and leave a message OR email  If notice is received in advance of an event, a full refund will be provided.

Thank you for your help in keeping us all safe and for supporting this historic theatre. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at or 815-758-1215.

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