Health & Safety

Third Rail is a member of the Portland Performing Arts Vaccine Coalition. We are taking the following measures to keep us all as safe as possible:

  • Requiring proof of vaccination or a current negative test result from every patron entering the theatre
  • Requiring masks that cover nose and mouth be worn at all times when attending any performance
  • Operating under the guidelines of a Vaccinated Theatre Company as required by the Actors’ Equity Association
  • Only allowing concessions to be enjoyed outside the theatre

Vaccination or negative test requirement:

Everyone who attends a live production, screening, or any other event with Third Rail must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the date of their visit. “Fully vaccinated” means that at least 14 days have passed since receiving either 1) a booster shot for a two-dose vaccine series or 2) a booster shot after receiving a single-dose vaccine. If you haven’t received a booster shot, you are not considered “fully vaccinated.”

Patrons must be able to show proof at the time of entry that they are fully vaccinated by showing either paper or electronic documentation (including a photo of your vaccination card), along with a photo ID.

Patrons can register their vaccination card and photo ID with the Box Office prior to showtime to expedite the check in process. To do this, send a photocopy of your vaccination card and photo ID to

Alternatively, visitors may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours before the performance. Proof can be a physical test result, a photo of a test result, an email from a test provider showing the result, or an app verifying the test result along with a photo ID.

If you are unable to provide vaccine or negative test proof at the time of the event, we can exchange your tickets to another showtime of the same event, if possible, or exchange your ticket for a future production. 

For vaccinations: 

Go to COVID Vaccine Oregon for all of your vaccine needs! Here is a link to their vaccine locator map. You can type in your address or zip code in the search bar and all local vaccination sites will come up. 

Here you can find your eligibility for a third dose/booster shot. Most pharmacies offer the vaccine by walk-in or appointment (Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS, Safeway Pharmacy, Fred Meyer Pharmacy, etc). 

For COVID testing:

You can schedule a COVID test at the Portland Expo Center through OHSU (link to information and scheduling here). 

You can also schedule a rapid test through Portland Urgent Care , the Covid Clinic, or call your primary care provider for information.

Ticket exchanges:

If you’re feeling sick or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please stay home. We are waiving exchange fees and will work with you to exchange your tickets for a future performance.

If you have any questions about our COVID safety protocols, please contact the Box Office at