Austin City Limits Health & Safety Protocols

As of 8/23/21:
Updated health & safety protocols for attending an Austin City Limits taping and the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on 10/28. 

In response to current events relating to COVID-19, Austin PBS has implemented the following health and safety protocols for all audience members attending any taping of Austin City Limits at The Moody Theater until further notice:

You will be required to wear your mask when not eating or drinking at this event.

A copy of your negative COVID-19 diagnostic test (digital or physical, including FDA-approved home tests, PCR or antigen) taken within 72 hours of the event will be required before you may enter the facility. Proof of the negative result must be dated with your full name and be presented to security prior to entry to The Moody Theater.

If you do not wish to show a negative COVID-19 test, then you may choose to voluntarily present proof of your full vaccination against COVID-19 instead of a copy of your negative COVID-19 test. (A person will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the final dose of the applicable vaccine regimen). An original, copy, digital version or photo of your vaccination card will be accepted as proof of vaccination if presented to security prior to entry to The Moody Theatre. Please note that your provision of proof of vaccination is optional – and is not a requirement – for your entry to a taping of Austin City Limits or the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame at The Moody Theater.

DO NOT attend the event if you have recently been exposed to a confirmed COVID-19 case or are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the 48 hour period prior to the event.

By RSVPing to a taping or purchasing a ticket to the ACL Hall of Fame, you agree to the Terms & Conditions.


  • Masks are required when not eating or drinking.
  • Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the venue. Soap & hot water available in the bathrooms for hand washing.


  • Staff will wipe down high-touch areas (door handles, bars, sinks & soap dispensers, tables, trash cans, etc.) with CDC approved sanitizer frequently, with thorough deep clean of all venue surfaces before each event.


  • The air inside ACL Live is exchanged with fresh, water-chilled air nine times an hour.
  • New MERV 13 filters have been installed that filter 90% of particles in the 3-10 µm range, 85% of particles in the 1-3 µm range, and 50% of particles in the range 0.3-1 µm range. This creates higher efficiency air filtration and blocks bacteria and allergens at the hospital grade level.
  • The air inside ACL Live is exchanged with fresh, water-chilled air nine times an hour.

Our standard rules on no photography, no video and others can be found at our FAQs here.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness or even death. There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Although we have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at our cinemas, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not be exposed to or contract COVID-19 while visiting the Moody Theater/Austin PBS. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Moody Theater/Austin PBS.

By visiting the Moody Theater/Austin PBS, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, accept full responsibility for any injury to yourself or your child(ren), and release the Moody Theater/Austin PBS from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of or related thereto. You understand and agree that this release includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of the Moody Theater/Austin PBS, its owners, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, agents, and representatives.

For the safety of all, guests must comply with CDC-recommended safety procedures outlined above for entry into the venue, and for the duration of their visit.

See here for full assumption of risk and release of claims.