Patron Safety Is Our First Priority: Information Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)


The Charleston Gaillard Center continues to place patron safety as our first priority. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the Gaillard Center will implement additional safety protocols at all shows in the Martha and John M. Rivers Performance Hall, beginning with the Lowcountry Jazz Festival, September 3-5, 2021

Safety protocols will include: 

All staff, volunteers, and patrons over the age of 2 will be fully masked, except when eating or drinking. 

Patrons will need to provide proof of full vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours. 

The Gaillard Center will continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and our local health partners for the latest public health innovations.  We will update these procedures as recommendations from public health officials evolve.   

We encourage patrons to assist in preventing the spread of any illness by thoroughly and carefully washing your hands regularly, staying home if you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms, and monitoring local news for advice about keeping yourself and loved ones safe in case of an outbreak.


What type of proof of full vaccination will the Gaillard Center require?

Proof of full vaccination can be in the form of paper vaccination card, printed photocopy of vaccination card, or photo of vaccination card on a mobile device. The vaccination card must show 14 days have passed since final dose of vaccine. Patrons should also bring a photo ID.

What tests are eligible as proof of a negative COVID-19 test?

Only a PCR test or a rapid test will be accepted as proof of a negative COVID-19 test. An at-home COVID-19 test will not be accepted.

Find a testing location on S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website here.

What about children under the age of 12 who are not eligible for vaccination?

Children under the age of 12 will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. (To see policies specific to our 2021-2022 Education Season, please visit our Education page here.)

If you have questions or concerns regarding a performance or these policies please contact our Ticket Office at (843) 242-3099 or

Thank you for your support.