COVID certificates are mandatory

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In compliance with the applicable sanitary provisions and the recommendations of the City of Lausanne, the Opéra de Lausanne informs you that the presentation of a COVID certificate is mandatory as of September 17th, and for all our future events.

The wearing of a mask is now optional, once you have showed your COVID certificate.


At the entrance of the Opera, our teams will ask you to present an identity card (or passport) and your Swiss or European COVID certificate with a QR code attesting:

A. that you are vaccinated. Validity: one year after the last dose of the vaccine.

B. that you are cured after having contracted the virus. Validity: 6 months from the 11th day after confirmation of infection.

C. a negative result from one of the following COVID tests:

  • rapid antigenic test performed within 48 hours before the onset of the event.
  • PCR test performed within 72 hours prior to the start of the event.

Please note: 

  • Please favour presenting a QR code on a smartphone or a new paper copy.
  • People under the age of 16 do not need to present a COVID certificate.
  • Self-tests are not accepted.
  • Any other COVID-19 document without a valid Swiss (or European) QR code will not be accepted and entry will not be possible.

As these additional protective measures will require a longer control than usual, we will open the doors of the Opera one hour before the start of the show to ensure a smooth flow of people into the theater. Therefore, please do not arrive at the last minute to avoid delaying the start of the show.


People who have bought a ticket and who cannot or do not wish to present a COVID certificate, can get a refund by contacting the ticket office directly during normal opening hours, by phone only:

+41 21 315 40 20, Monday to Friday from 1 to 5 pm


Find all the information about the COVID certificate on

Find a test center in the canton of Vaud easily on this link.

If you have any of the symptoms associated with COVID (fever, dry cough, fatigue, aches and pains, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, breathing difficulty), please stay home.

We thank you very much for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you again in the new season!

Status as of September 17, 2021, may be subject to change.