COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Updated August 11, 2021

Welcome Back

We look forward to safely welcoming our communities back to Long Wharf Theatre, a gathering place for storytelling that amplifies lived experiences and celebrates our kaleidoscopic world.

We are committed to the safety and well-being of our communities, from patrons and guests, to staff, to artists, crews, and management. As public health conditions and the state’s guidance for performing arts and live entertainment change, the theatre will remain flexible and mindful about following the most up-to-date guidelines, regulations, and recommendations with respect to vaccinations, mask wearing, social distancing, sanitizing, and safety measures in order to keep our communities as safe as possible.

A review of our visitor guidelines below can help orient you before you arrive at the theatre and ensure you get the most out of your Long Wharf Theatre experience. By visiting the theatre, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to respond to ever-changing conditions. Our top priority is keeping everyone who walks through our doors safe.

Maintaining A Safe Environment

Long Wharf Theatre reserves the right to change and adapt our policies as necessary as risks to health and safety standards change. To ensure that we are providing a safe environment for all, the theatre has the following additional protocols in place:

Vaccination policy

Patrons must be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine to attend an indoor performance and must show proof of vaccination with their valid ticket to enter the venue.

The mandate not only applies to audiences, but also to staff, backstage crew, and artists. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered. Please call the box office at (203) 693-1486 to submit a request.

Masks or face coverings are required

All visitors and staff are required to wear masks or face coverings in the theatre. Masks with vents or valves should not be worn because they are not effective at stopping COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Check the CDC website for guidance on mask safety. Disposable masks are available on site.

Social distancing is mandatory

Please maintain a distance of six feet from all visitors and staff at all times. Families and groups visiting together must maintain a distance of six feet from other visitors. Please be patient.

Please do not enter if you’re feeling ill

If you are feeling ill, please stay home.

Please use hand sanitizer during your visit

Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the premises. Please use hand sanitizer after touching public surfaces.

Food and beverages are not available during performances

Concessions and merchandise will not be available for sale during performances to minimize crowding and encourage physical distancing.

Important Safety Guidelines

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, check the CDC website.
  • Face coverings are required for all visitors age two and older, even if you are vaccinated. You will not be permitted inside the theatre without a face covering. Additionally, face coverings must be worn for the duration of your visit and the performance. CDC guidelines advise that face coverings should:
    • Reach above the nose, below the chin, and completely cover the mouth and nose
    • Fit snugly against the sides of the face
  • Physical distancing is required; visitors should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from others and from groups.
  • Visitor capacity will be controlled and reduced in the theatre building.
  • Help prevent the spread of germs by washing your hands often with soap and water for at least twenty seconds and by not touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Hand sanitizer is also available at stations throughout the theatre.
  • Please cover your cough while in the theatre.
  • All restrooms have occupancy limits and some restrooms may not be open at the time of your visit.
  • Please follow the instructions of Long Wharf Theatre staff.