Current COVID-19 Procedures

Laugh Out Loud hosts in-person shows in compliance with guidelines provided by the CDC, State of Illinois, and PACC (Performing Arts Center Consortium)[PDF]. We are thrilled to invite you back!

Laugh Out Loud has taken enhanced health and safety measures for our students, faculty, guests, cast and crew. You must follow all posted instructions and guidelines while at Laugh Out Loud.

Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, an inherent risk of exposure exists in any public place where people gather. By visiting Laugh Out Loud, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

By entering the building now or at any time in the future, you affirm that you do not have nor are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 nor have been recently exposed to anyone with COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to offering you the safest comedy experience possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Audience Procedures

As you may have heard, the state of Illinois and the City of Chicago are relaxing mask and vaccination mandates for indoor activities. We recognize that intimate theater experiences like ours pose unique circumstances that may lend themselves to Covid transmission. Therefore, in an effort to keep our cast, crew and patrons as safe as possible, we will continue to require proof of vaccination and encourage mask wearing. We regularly examine the needs and comfort levels of all that work and play in our theater and plan on stepping back measures over the next several months. Please check our website for up to date protocol. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to discover what our new normal will be!

Everyone must show their proof of vaccination and a current ID prior to show entry. You can show your vaccination card or a photo of the card on your phone and a photo ID that matches.

Laugh Out Loud recommends that masks be worn at all times, and actors on stage and staff will remain masked.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no walk-up sales. This will mitigate contact with box office staff and get you to your seats quicker. Forgot to buy tickets in advance? You can step out on the sidewalk and take a minute to purchase over your smart phone, because no cash or cards will exchange hands in our lobby.

6 foot distance as you enter our lobby to check in at the host stand and if you visit our theater bar.