As Of December 21, 2021

Please Note That These Policies Are Subject To Review As Regulations And Prevailing Conditions Change.

Until further notice Elmwood Playhouse will require vaccinations for audience members, as well as performers, backstage crew, and theatre staff, for all performances. Masks will also be required for audiences inside the theatre.

Under the policy, guests age 12 and older will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine in order to attend a show and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Children ages 5-11 may enter the theatre only when (1) accompanied by an adult who complies with the vaccination requirements, and (2) has proof of at least one dose of an FDA or WHO approved vaccine.

Exceptions are being made for children under 5 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.

Question: What is the seating capacity for performances?
Answer: Beginning with the opening of the 2022 season, Elmwood Playhouse will return to full capacity at 99 seats. These seats will be reserved at the time of ticket order.

Question: What will be the check-in protocol?
Answer: Vaccination status will be confirmed upon entry, then you may check-in at the ticket booth. There will be no physical tickets and no printed programs. There will be no timed entrance, but we ask that you leave extra time prior to the start of the performance for the check-in procedure and continue to practice social distancing throughout the theatre.

Question: What are the lobby procedures?
Answer: Before, during intermission, and after the show we ask that you continue to practice social distancing. There will be no concessions sold, but bottled water will be available with a suggested donation. If you have a friend in the show, you will be asked to wait to greet them outside on the porch and brick garden.

Question: What other safety procedures have been put in place?
Answer: Hand sanitizer dispensers are abundantly available throughout the building for cast, staff and audience. We have installed upgraded filters for our indoor air systems. Cast and crew members follow reporting procedures and, as needed, testing for any potential exposures.