Covid-19 Safety

We look forward to welcoming you to Baboró this year. The safety of our audience, artists and festival team is our main priority. In collaboration with our venue partners, we have put comprehensive measures in place to ensure that everyone can safely enjoy this year’s festival. These measures follow Government guidelines and will be adapted according to any changes in guidelines over the coming weeks.

These measures include the following:

  • Reduced capacity in each of our venues.
  • Social distanced queueing.
  • Socially distanced seating arrangements (currently 2m between groups).
  • All adults and children aged 13+ will be required to wear face masks, in line with HSE guidelines about face coverings in indoor settings.
    See HSE guidelines on wearing masks.
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers at entrances and throughout the venues.
  • One-way systems. You will be asked to follow staff direction and the signage on the floor and the walls. When the event is over, a member of staff will indicate when your section is to leave.
  • Contactless ticketing.
  • Contact tracing capacity.
  • An increased and enhanced cleaning regime.
  • Extensive and clear Covid-19 signage throughout the venues reminding all to observe social distancing, cough etiquette and hand hygiene.
  • Managed bathroom queuing.
  • Capacity limit on stage numbers and in all backstage rooms.

Attending an In Person Performance

Festival team will inform you about specific safety protocols related to the performance when you arrive at your venue.

  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event begins unless otherwise stated in your booking.
  • One of our festival team will meet you at the entrance to check your name and ticket – please have this information ready.
  • Your box office booking will be used for the purposes of contact tracing records.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitiser which will be available at the entrance and in the foyer.
  • All adults and children aged 13+ will be required to bring and wear their own face mask.
  • You will be directed from the entrance to the auditorium and your seating. Seating will be preassigned to ensure social distancing between groups.
  • Before you attend a Baboró event, you will be sent a reminder containing a link to the protocol for that particular venue.

For a comprehensive description of the measures we are taking, read our full Baboro Covid Protocols.

We respectfully ask if you feel unwell or have been in contact with someone who is unwell, has travelled from abroad and/or is isolating, to not attend any of our events. Please refer to for full public health advice on Covid-19 and contact our box office for a refund.