WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IS PARTNERING WITH
THE CITY OF OLYMPIA AND CURATIVE FOR CONVENIENT DOWNTOWN COVID TESTING
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(OLYMPIA, WA, October 7, 2021) The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the City of Olympia and Curative to provide on-site testing for Washington Center and Harlequin Productions artists and audiences, as well as anyone visiting and shopping downtown. Community members will be able to walk up or schedule appointments ahead of time to get tested for COVID-19. The Curative kiosk is located right outside the Washington Center box office across the street from Captain Little.
Curative will provide PCR tests with results delivered within 24-72 hours from sample receipt at the lab. All PCR tests are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to patients, billed to private insurance or federal funding, such as HRSA. Rapid antigen tests are not be available at this time. The Washington Center will send out notification when they are available.
The kiosk is open for testing Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm starting today, Thursday, October 7. Go to https://cur.tv/wacenter for more information or to schedule an appointment. Ticket buyers are encouraged to schedule their PCR tests in advance to ensure results in a timely manner. The kiosk hours will expand to include weekends and show nights once the rapid tests are available.
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts and Harlequin Productions require proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test for entry. Onsite testing will allow parents of children under age 12 to bring their kids to get tested several days before a performance. Marketing & Sales Director, Tineke Raak says, “We understand that finding and scheduling COVID tests can be challenging and present a barrier to attendance. By partnering with Curative, we hope to make attending live events a little easier for everyone. We hope patrons of Harlequin and downtown restaurants and shops will also take advantage of the Curative testing kiosk.”
The Washington Center is continuing its season this month with Black Box Jazz: Kareem Kandi and Boogie from the Bayou. Other upcoming events include Neil Diamond, a Musical Tribute; Olympia Symphony’s Season Opening Concert and Warren Miller’s Winter Starts Now. Jill Barnes, Washington Center Executive Director, says, “We are so happy to have this opportunity to serve our artists and audiences, but also to take part in the larger context of community health, as we all navigate this pandemic together. The theater, by nature, brings large groups of strangers together, and this is one of a few tools available to complement other mitigations to make it safe to experience live events together. We can’t wait to see everyone back at the theater!”
For more information about the vaccine of how to schedule a vaccine appointment please go to the Thurston County website.
For more information on Curative or to schedule an appointment to be tested go to https://cur.tv/wacenter
The Washington Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit performance venue with a mission to inspire audiences and artists of all ages through live performances, enriching the vibrancy of our community.
For more information please contact:
Tineke Raak, Marketing and Sales Director
Box Office Information:
- Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm.
- For ticketing questions or more information about upcoming events please visit washingtoncenter.org or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.
2021-2022 Calendar of Events: https://www.washingtoncenter.org/events/month/