In response to recent health trends, and in an ongoing effort to provide our artists, audience, staff, and volunteers a safe environment to come together for live performances, 3S Artspace is changing our health and safety policies:

Effective September 1, 2021, 3S Artspace will require proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 72 hours of the event, for entry into all ticketed events inside the Performance Space. Masks remain strongly encouraged (when not eating or drinking), but are not required inside the Performance Space.

Please note: masks will be required by all guests in the 3S Lobby, Gallery, and restrooms regardless of vaccination status.

After countless cancellations and rescheduled events over the past 18 months, we know that you’re ready to get back to the music. We are too. By doing our part to keep each other healthy, we can see musicians back on tour and in our rooms. We can safely experience the joy of our favorite places with our favorite people again. As always, we thank you for your continued support during this challenging time!


Additional information on health and safety at 3S:

How will I provide proof of vaccination?

3S Artspace has contracted with Bindle, and we encourage you to use the app as it will expedite the check-in process for everyone. As an alternative, we will accept your COVID vaccine card or high-resolution photo of the card (paired with your photo ID). If you forget to bring your proof of vaccination or negative test, you will not be allowed in the venue.

How can I provide proof of a negative COVID test?

By using the Bindle app (where you can quickly and easily upload your test results), or by showing official documentation of your negative test from your testing center.

What if I test positive?

You will not be allowed into the event. If you test positive for COVID 19, please stay home.

In general, if you’re feeling sick or experiencing cold/flu symptoms, please stay home and visit us another day when you’re feeling better. Thanks for helping to keep others healthy!

Will you accept an antibody test?


Is the Bindle app secure? Is it easy to use?

Bindle allows you to securely store your COVID test and vaccine records and easily prove your health status whenever going into a shared space. Bindle respects the fundamental right to privacy and never shares your personal health information. There is no cost to use Bindle.

It takes about 3 minutes to download the app and create your account.

Download the Bindle app.

I purchased a ticket to a show before 3S Artspace enacted these new policies. Can I get a refund on my ticket purchase?

If you purchased a ticket to an event in the Performance Space prior to 9/1/21 and you feel you’re unable to meet the new requirements outlined above, please contact the Box Office (tickets@3sarts.org) and we will process your refund request. Aside from this exception, 3S Artspace does not offer refunds on ticket purchases. We appreciate your support as artists and organizations attempt to return to full capacity.

How long will these new proof of vaccination/test policies be in effect?

This policy is in effect until further notice. We’ve all learned that this pandemic requires constant monitoring, adaptation, and everyone’s favorite- the pivot! When it is safe to do so, we will gratefully announce a change to our policies.

What if I want to bring my child, who is not eligible for the vaccine?

Children are required to get tested (and provide proof of a negative result) if accompanying their parents or guardians to a show.

I’m vaccinated, so why do I have to wear a mask in the Lobby, Gallery, and in the restrooms?

Our Lobby and restrooms are spaces shared by Barrio Portsmouth (an on-site restaurant) and we can not guarantee their guests have been vaccinated. The Gallery is not a ticketed venue, and is easy to maintain at reduced capacity numbers. The CDC recommends indoor mask use regardless of vaccination status and these requirements protect us all. Thank you.

What other health and safety measures has 3S Artspace taken?

  • The 3S staff is fully vaccinated and will wear masks at all indoor public events.

  • A new 100% outdoor air heating and cooling unit was installed in the Performance Space in May 2021. Read more about the HVAC upgrade and improvements.

  • 6 iWave ionizing systems are installed throughout the building.

  • Bands and their crews are required to follow the same policies and will limit interaction with guests and staff.

  • Increased cleaning/sanitization procedures prior to, during, and post-events.

  • Hand sanitizer stations are installed throughout 3S.

  • Signage with safety guidance installed throughout 3S.