COVID Information

Moving forward, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s Covid-19 guidelines. At this time, masks and proof of vaccination or negative test will NOT be required unless otherwise stated. Some artists are choosing to keep vaccination/testing and/or mask requirements in place for their shows; you can find a list of those below. Please make sure to also check individual ticketing pages for current information specific to each event.

Masks are still strongly recommended in indoor public settings to help reduce transmission and keep Philadelphia at a low risk level.

We’re committed to providing a safe and comfortable experience for our staff, artists, and guests. All WCL staff members are fully vaccinated and will remain masked at all times.

By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place on the date of the show. These regulations are subject to change, and you will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance.

Please feel free to contact us at boxoffice-phl@worldcafelive.com or 215-222-1400 with any questions or concerns. Thanks for your cooperation, patience, and support as we navigate these ongoing challenges.

[LAST UPDATED 9/1/22]

Which shows require proof of vaccination or negative test?

Per artist request, events listed below will have specific entry requirements regardless of the City of Philadelphia’s current guidance. These are subject to change & refunds will not be issued for noncompliance.

*At this time, no upcoming shows have additional Covid requirements for entry. 

Events presented by World Cafe Live at other venues may have different requirements; please visit the venue’s website for more information.

What forms of vaccination proof are accepted?

For events that require proof of vaccination for entry (only if noted on ticketing page) – Please be prepared to show your vaccination record card OR a legible copy/digital photo of your vaccination record card along with matching photo ID.

What types of Covid test results are accepted?

For events that require proof of vaccination or negative test for entry (only if noted on ticketing page) – Please be prepared to show a time-stamped negative result from a lab-administered PCR or Antigen test within 48 hours before the event, along with matching photo ID. At-home self-administered tests will not be accepted.

What does "completed vaccination" mean?

For events that require proof of vaccination for entry (only if noted on ticketing page) – Completed vaccination means that you have received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Booster shots are recommended for many per CDC guidelines, but are not mandatory for entry at this time.

What can I expect when I visit WCL?

At this time, proof of vaccination or negative test will NOT be required for entry unless otherwise stated. For events that require proof of vaccination or negative test for entry (only if noted on ticketing page) – Please have your proof of vaccination or negative test result along with matching photo ID ready to be checked by security at the venue door.

Plan to arrive early as wait times may be longer than usual; door & show times can be found on individual ticketing pages. If you are in line at the door, box office, merch table, or bathroom, we ask that you please respect reasonable social distancing.

While we are in Level 2: Mask Precautions, masks must be worn by all guests except while actively eating or drinking. You may pull your mask off to take a sip or grab a bite, but prolonged periods of mask removal will not be allowed.

All WCL staff members will be fully vaccinated and masked at all times.

Where can I get tested for Covid?

Click here for a list of currently active testing sites in Philadelphia.

Where can I get the Covid vaccine?

Click here to find a Covid vaccine site near you.

What if my vaccine card is lost or damaged?

A physical copy or digital photo of your vaccination record card will be accepted; we encourage you to have multiple backups just in case. If you have lost your original card and do not have a copy, please see below.

Philadelphia residents can contact Philly’s COVID Call Center at (215) 685-5488 or covid@phila.gov. If you were vaccinated elsewhere in Pennsylvania, contact the Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System at (877) 774-4748 or ra-dhpasiis@pa.gov. New Jersey residents should visit here.

What about kids?

Children will be required to follow the same rules and regulations as all other guests, as mandated by the City of Philadelphia. If you have questions about a vaccine only show, please contact us at boxoffice-phl@worldcafelive.com or 215-222-1400.

Are refunds available?

By purchasing tickets, you acknowledge that everyone in your party will follow any regulations in place on the date of the show, and will not be entitled to a refund for noncompliance. These regulations are subject to change.

If you have questions about a previous ticket purchase, please contact boxoffice-phl@worldcafelive.com or call 215-222-1400. Please note that response times may be longer than usual.