Northlight Theatre is committed to making every possible effort to ensure the health and safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.

Patrons will need to be masked and present proof of full vaccination and corresponding ID in order to attend a performance.

  • “Fully vaccinated” with an FDA authorized vaccine means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose vaccine. Boosters are highly recommended but not required.
  • Proof of vaccination may be in the form of:
    • A CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card; or
    • A photo of card or record with name, vaccine brand, and date administered; or
    • Official immunization record from the jurisdiction where the vaccine was administered; or
    • An app that provides a digital record of vaccinations.
  • Individuals Aged 16 and Older Must Present a Corresponding Valid ID.
    • ID must be 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.
  • If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or closely held religious belief, proof of negative tests will be accepted. Guests may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. Tests must be from an authorized testing facility or health care provider.
  • Vaccination and ID will be checked at the inner doors, before entry into Northlight Theatre itself. Depending on concurrent events in the building, masking may or may not be enforced in the lobby. As a renter in the venue, Northlight’s ability to apply policy is for the theatre space only. If you have concerns about concurrent events, feel free to call the Box Office at 847.673.6300 for more information about event schedules. You are welcome to exchange your tickets at no charge to a performance time when no concurrent events are scheduled, subject to availability.
  • Concessions will be available for socially distanced consumption while in the lobby only. No food or drink is permitted in the theatre at this time.
  • If you forget proof of vaccination, we will reschedule your tickets at no charge.
  • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend. Contact the Box Office prior to your performance and we will reschedule your ticket at no charge.


AT Northlight:
  • 100% of Northlight’s staff is fully vaccinated.
  • 99% of Northlight Audiences are fully vaccinated. Study conducted by Wolf Brown/Audience Outlook Monitor, November 2021.
  • All artists and members of the company for each production are subject to vaccination or testing requirements. Casts are subject to regular testing.


Policies above are in effect until further notice.


At the Venue, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts:

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.



Updated 4/1/2022