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.

Ticketing and Capacity

The State of Illinois moved to Phase 5 June 11, 2021 which removed capacity restrictions and social distancing.


Mask Policy

January 01, 2022 COVID-19 Restrictions Update

In accordance with State of Illinois indoor mask mandate, masks are now required for all individuals over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status.  Masks must be worn properly, fully covering the mouth and nose. At this time, masks can be removed while actively eating or drinking.

We will continue to monitor the ever-changing guidance and update our policies accordingly.  The most up to date information can be found here on our website and sent to ticket holders via email prior to events. 

We will continue to follow enhanced safety and cleaning protocols and provide hand sanitizer throughout the building.  All Egyptian Theatre staff & volunteers will also be wearing masks regardless of vaccination status until further notice.


Social distanced seating

Illinois COVID-19 restrictions no longer 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 [email protected]  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 [email protected] or 815-758-1215.

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