At Leading Voices we of course all have to deal with Covid-19 in one way or the other.  We assure our visitors that we take our responsibilty to guarantee a safe event and stop the virus from spreading.

Cancellation policy for registration and tickets

Cancellation policies regarding your registration are including Covid-19 issues and can be find in the General Terms and Conditions section of this website.

Your trip to the Netherlands & local rules regarding Covid-19

Please make sure you check regulations in your country and in the Netherlands before you travel to Utrecht in July 2022. Make sure you are aware of the regulations travelling from and to the Netherlands from and to your country of residence.

At the moment, we assume that in July in the Netherlands a PCR test, Corona-pass or any other regulation is not needed to visit Leading Voices. Also it is not obliged to wear a mask in the Netherlands or to keep 1,5 meter distance. Basically, all regulations are gone except:
– if you have symptoms, please take a self test
– if your self test is positive, keep in quarantine until your symptoms are gone. Minimum of 5 days is required, after 10 days you are allowed to go out again. During the event this means you will stay in your hotel. Please note that the organisation cannot be held liabel for costs you need to make because of quarantaine. If you need help, contact the central event desk, you can find the number in your programme book.
– if you have symptoms but your test is negative, please make sure you wear a face mask to protect others

Free tests & facemask

In your participants bag you will find two self tests and a packed facemask. If you need more of these, please contact the central event desk. Please use both whenever you feel this is needed and make sure you stay in quarantine if you have a positive test. If you need help, please do not hesitate to contact the central event desk, you can find the number in your programme book.
Please feel free to wear your facemask anytime if this makes you comfortable, we respect your choice and appreciate you want to protect others and yourself.

Venues – concerts

For most of the headline concerts we explicitly choose to use the best ventilated and biggest concert venue in Utrecht: TivoliVredenburg. This whole venue just invested a lot of money in a state of the art ventilation system. TivoliVredenburg / Great Hall is used for the Opening and Closing concerts and for the early evening concerts and can house up to 1700 people in normal circumstances. TivoliVredenburg / Hertz is used for 2 late night concerts and the presentation of the masterclass conducting and can house up to 540 people in normal circumstances. All concerts will be seated concerts and there will be plenty of room to keep distance from other audience if this makes you feel more comfortable.

Venues – lectures

For the lectures we choose 2 venues that can each house 180-200 people in normal circumstances and one with 49 seats. As we plan 3 parallel lectures each morning and each afternoon, there is for sure room for everybody to maintain 1,5 meter distance if needed or if this makes you feel more comfortable.

Venues – LAB’s, workshops & masterclasses

Although LAB’s, masterclasses and workshops are situated in smaller rooms, we also have the possibility to regulate the number of participants as people have to apply when register, sometimes need an audition or register at the event. Also in this way we can make sure regulations concerning Covid-19 are taken care of.

Venues – Round tables & lounges

Round tables will be recorded and therefore can be made available online after the event. In this case we can guarantee that if the number of participants needs to be limited, we still can share the discussion that took place.

Venues – EXPO

As the EXPO takes place in a building that is recently renovated the ventilation system is up to date. The hall of the library itself has a really high ceiling and we are of course in close contact with the organisation of this venue to make sure all necessary precautions will be taken.


If you already have any questions regarding Covid-19 and Leading Voices, please do not hesitate to contact us via the info on our contact page.