Studios require proof of full vaccination or negative test to enter the facilities.
Parents/Caregivers/Family members are not permitted to enter and wait for auditioners inside.
Please arrive no earlier than 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled check-in time. Earlier arrivals will need to be prepared to wait outside.


  • Proof of vaccination or negative test results will NOT be required to enter the theater.
  • Participants may remove their masks ONLY during their actual performance(s) onstage.
  • The theater capacity is limited to not more than 150 people in the building at one time – this includes participants, YAGP staff, teachers, and audience members. Therefore, seating for audience members will be available on a first come, first served basis.
  • To facilitate these capacity limits, Ensembles will be divided into smaller groups.
  • Due to capacity restrictions, please note that the Awards Ceremony for Pittsburgh will be conducted virtually, without participants or audience members in the theater. The Awards will be streamed online 1 hour after the end of competition, so that everyone may watch from the comfort of their own home!