Theater Security Policy


In order to create a safe, enjoyable experience for all our guests, the Ambassador Theatre Group has implemented the following security policies:

All Guests Are Subject to Search
Anyone entering the Mahalia Jackson Theatre is subject to a reasonable search including but not limited to bag search, wands and pat-downs. The Mahalia Jackson Theatre also reserves the right to inspect personal belongings of a suspicious nature. This includes, but is not limited to bags, purses, coats and hats. Any bags larger than 13 5/8” by 15 ¼” are not permitted.

In the event that prohibited items are revealed during a search, the guest will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item or the item will be confiscated or disposed of properly. The staff will not safeguard any personal belongings or items of any type.

The following items are prohibited in the theater:

  • Bags larger than 13 5/8” by 15 ¼”
  • Backpacks
  • Knives
  • Firearms (permitted or not) or weapons of any kind
  • Video or audio recorders, I-pads, tablets or lap-computers
  • Professional quality camera equipment
  • Selfie sticks/poles
  • Glass, plastic or metal containers
  • Coolers
  • Food, except for certain medical conditions
  • Illegal drugs or substances
  • Strollers or baby seats
  • Folding chairs
  • Laser pointers
  • Fireworks
  • Noise makers or horns
  • Balloons and streamers
  • Signs, posters, banners or flags
  • Parcels, packages or any items the contents of which are not displayed
  • Gifts of any kind for the entertainer(s)

The Mahalia Jackson Theatre reserves the right to restrict any other items that could pose a safety hazard or restrict the enjoyment of another guest.

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