COVID-19 Policy


The Vail Dance Festival is pleased to return to the stage July 30 – Aug. 9 at the outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park venues.

As permitted by current State of Colorado and Eagle County guidelines, the Festival is operating at up-to-100% capacity at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater and Avon Performance Pavilion at Nottingham Park, without any social distancing or mask requirements. While masks are not required, we aim to welcome all guests with or without a mask and to provide an enjoyable experience for all.

  • Face coverings at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will be optional. All individuals, whether they choose to wear a face covering or not, will be welcomed and respected.
  • Capacity at both performance venues will be at-or-near 100% with no social distancing requirements.
  • At this time, we are requiring guests to wear face coverings at indoor Fringe events such as Conversations on Dance Festival Forums and Master Classes. Health and Safety Protocols for fringe events and masterclasses will be communicated to all attendees at least one week prior to the event. 

We thank everyone for their patience and understanding with one another, and our employees, as we make the transition to our traditional protocols.

Note: Visiting productions may elect to follow increased health and safety protocols that may impact staff and production crews. These protocols will not affect the general Vail Dance Festival audience.

For more information on Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater procedures, protocols and policies, please visit or click the button below.



The individual (“Attendee”) admitted to the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (“GRFA”), and any minor(s) accompanying Attendee, are subject to and agree to the following, as well as all “GRFA Policies” located at Attendee makes and agrees to all such policies, terms, conditions and agreements on behalf of any accompanying minor(s); if Attendee does not wish to or is not authorized to do so, Attendee should not allow any such minor to enter. In the event of any conflict between the GRFA Policies and the following, the GRFA Policies shall prevail.


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