COVID-19 Liability Waiver and Release of Claims

By purchasing, receiving for free, registering to receive, and/or otherwise obtaining and using a ticket to a Recital performance at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, all Recital attendees are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present and hereby assume such risk.

By attending any Recital performance at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, all Recital attendees, as a condition of using a ticket to enter the venues, voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold James Madison University, any of its employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents liable for any illness or injury incurred as a result of attending the ticketed event.

As a condition of using a ticket, Recital attendees agree to abide by all safety measures and social distancing guidelines established by the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, including but not limited to wearing a face mask at all times and following all directional instructions. Please see below for detailed information regarding safety guidelines.

If there are any questions or concerns regarding tickets or seating, please contact the box office at (540) 568-7000 or

Forbes Center COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Policies

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts is working hard to welcome back audiences. We are following all current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines of the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the Virginia Department of Health. Together, we are committed to keeping each other safe to ensure the well-being of our patrons and employees.   

We will observe these safety protocols and policies:

  • All patrons, staff and volunteers must wear a mask at all times while inside the Forbes Center. Please wear the mask snugly over the nose and mouth—and consider putting on the mask before exiting the Warsaw Parking Deck to maximize the safety of all.
  • Patrons are asked to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the performance start time.
  • We ask that patrons exit the hall promptly after the performance and not remain in the Forbes Center lobbies or public spaces for more than 15 minutes. 
  • There will be no intermissions. 
  • No printed programs will be available. A link to a digital program will be provided to all patrons in advance of the event.
  • Patrons are asked to use all designated exits and entrances and observe all directional and social distancing signage.
  • Patrons, employees and volunteers must maintain a minimum of 6 feet of physical distance from others while inside Forbes Center lobbies and restrooms. 
  • Physically distanced seating of 10 feet between patron groups will be enforced.      
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for all performance halls, lobbies, restrooms and public spaces before and after each performance. Protocols include electrostatic cleaning and the wiping down of all high-touch surfaces.    
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed in lobbies and performance halls for public use.
  • Enhanced contactless ticketing and seating procedures will be in place. We recommend patrons order their tickets online or by phone. The box office remains open. For ticketing questions, please contact the box office, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5:30 pm at (540) 568-7000 or
  • Public coat racks are unavailable.
  • If patrons are feeling ill or believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, we ask that they stay home.
  • If patrons cannot attend a paid performance due to COVID-19 or a Forbes Center guideline enforcement, refunds will be available. 

The Forbes Center reserves the right to turn away any person that does not adhere to the safety protocols and policies.


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