Health Guidelines as of January 03rd!

  • Universal Masking is Required During All Events.
  • Individuals Aged 5 and Older Must Present Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Entry.
  • Individuals Aged 16 and Older Must Present a Corresponding Valid ID.

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie is following an official order from the Skokie Health and Human Services Department requiring visitors to present valid ID and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. A negative COVID-19 test is no longer sufficient for entry. Properly worn face masks are required for all patrons. We anticipate holding this order in place through at least February 27, 2022.


Present Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

All visitors aged 5 and older are required to present proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 with an approved vaccine. Individuals aged 16 and older must present corresponding valid ID. For children under age 5, a negative test is strongly encouraged.

An individual is considered fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by FDA or WHO:

  • Two weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series with an approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines; or two weeks after a single-dose approved COVID-19 vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Proof of vaccination means:

  • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
  • Official immunization record from the jurisdiction where the vaccine was administered; or
  • An “app” that provides a digital record of vaccinations; or
  • A photo of card or record with name, vaccine brand, and date administered.

Proof of Personal Identification:

  • An officially issued ID that corresponds to the vaccination proof, such as a State Driver’s License; State ID; U.S. Passport; or official government, work, or school ID.


  • Exceptions can be made for those who have previously received a medical exemption, as long as a proof of the medical exemption and a negative COVD-19 test are administered by a medical professional 24-hours prior to entering and provided to venue staff for entry.


Face Masks Are Required

An effective medical measure taken to limit transmission of illness, facial coverings and masks are required for all visitors at the North Shore Center. Face masks should be worn properly over the nose and mouth for the duration of the visit. Audiences should expect that most productions will be seated at full capacity. Drinks and concessions items will not be permitted into audience seating areas during this time.


Personal Health & Safety

We continue to follow health guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Health. The Center has taken enhanced health safety and cleaning measures to protect artists and patrons and reduce transmission risks of the coronavirus. Please understand your own personal health risks and take proper precautions. An inherent risk of COVID-19 transmission exists in any public place where people are present. By attending, participants assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Our staff is fully vaccinated and boosted. We strongly encourage patrons receive the vaccine to protect others. If you are NOT vaccinated, find out how to get a free vaccine: CLICK HERE


Air Handling Systems

As a modern facility, the heating, cooling and ventilation system (HVAC) at the North Shore Center is robust and most equipment is less than six years old. Our system is designed to completely exchange air in both theaters and public lobby every fifteen minutes or less while mixing in up to 25% fresh outside air. Science research shows that frequent air exchange in indoor spaces is key to reducing transmission of infectious airborne diseases.

We have also upgraded our HVAC system with MERV-13 air filters, which trap microscopic dust particles that can carry airborne viruses. While many older systems are unable to handle these highest-grade filters, our modern HVAC system can add this extra level of filtering protection.


Cleaning & Disinfection

The North Shore Center always maintains a rigorous cleaning regimen. We upgraded to a Clorox 360 Electrostatic Sprayer for cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, counters, door handles and other high-touch surfaces in the facility. While we now know that COVID-19 is not easily transmitted from contaminated surfaces, our sprayer kills 99.9% of bacteria in seconds and viruses like the common cold and flu viruses just moments after treatment.


Buyer Assurance Program

Do NOT attend a North Shore Center event if you feel sick—take advantage of our Buyer Assurance Program