Safety & Security

We want everyone to have an enjoyable experience, while ensuring the safety of our guests, artists, and staff. Below you will find important safety and security information to help you plan ahead for your visit.


You can also view our Know Before You Go page for specific information for this week's upcoming events.


All bags are subject to search and must meet size requirements. A small clutch or wallet is recommended and no bags larger than 12" x 12" x 10" will be allowed, this includes backpacks, camera bags, and oversized purses.

*Diaper bags are allowed for guests with infants and toddlers (child must be present).

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Why is this policy being implemented?

Restricting bag size is an additional layer of security which helps us provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests. This will also allow us to expedite entry into our venue.

Are diaper bags allowed?

​​​Diaper bags will be allowed when accompanied by a child. These will be searched and tagged.

Are medically necessary bags allowed?

​​​​Medically necessary bags that contain special medical equipment will be allowed in after proper inspection. These will be searched and tagged.

What happens if I show up with a non-approved bag?

G​​uests will be asked to return the non-approved bag to their vehicle. Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts is not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged.

What if I am attending a private event that is not open to the public?

​​​​The bag policy applies to all events at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts.


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In addition to our bag policy, guests are required to enter through a security screening, which includes the use of a metal detector. Alternate screening methods are available for guests with accessibility needs.

Guests will walk through the metal detectors (items can be carried through, pockets and bags do not need to be emptied). In case of an unsatisfactory or incomplete scan, items will need to be removed from pockets and guests will be provided with a clean surface to empty bag contents.


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- Weapons of any kind

- Outside food and beverage

- Balloons

- Backpacks

- Camera bags & cameras with detachable lenses

- Oversized purses (larger than 12" x 12" x 10")


Your safety is our number one priority! We are proud to have expanded our already-stringent cleaning procedures in the wake of COVID-19 including receiving our GBAC STAR™ accreditation.

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