COVID-19 INFO

DST COVID INFORMATION 

Benchmarks set by the Governor and Arizona Department of Health and Safety have been met for Indoor Theaters to reopen in Maricopa County! We’ll be following the required safety protocols (and more) to ensure a safe theater experience for all. The following plan details what we’re doing to keep our audiences, actors, and employees safe.


 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

LIMITED AUDIENCE CAPACITY

Seating Capacity will be limited to 50%. 

 

PHYSICAL DISTANCING

While waiting for ushers to show audience members to their seats, each party will be distanced from the next group or person in line. There will also be distancing in restroom lines.

 

FACE COVERINGS

ADHS requires that face coverings must be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking while visiting the theater. 

 

ORGANIZED EXIT PLAN

Audiences will be dismissed after the show in an organized fashion to avoid crowding.

 

HAND SANITIZING STATIONS

Hand sanitation stations will be available at the entrance in the lobby and the main entry points in the theater. 

 

ENHANCED SANITATION

All touch surfaces will be sanitized prior and during each performance. including theater armrests, railings, doors, lobby and bathroom surfaces.

 

DIGITAL TICKETS

Patrons will be encouraged to have tickets emailed rather than picked up at Will Call when possible. Tickets ordered online will be email only. 

 

DIGITAL PROGRAMS 

Electronic show programs will be available for viewing on personal cellular devices. Accessible through our website and reminder emails. 

 

CASHLESS PAYMENT ONLY

No cash will be accepted for purchases made at the box office. Card payments may be swiped by the patron. 

 

EMPLOYEE SAFETY MEASURES 

Employee temperatures will be taken prior to each shift and those with flu-like symptoms will stay home. Face-masks will be required. 

 

ACTOR WELLNESS

Actor temperatures will be taken prior to performances before entering backstage. Actors will be encouraged to maintain safe habits to avoid illness. 

 

SMALLER CAST SIZES

Cast sizes will be limited to permit safe physical distancing during performances. Productions will be limited to shows with smaller cast sizes. 

  

MEET AND GREET

Meet and greets between actors and patrons will be suspended until restrictions are lifted for the health and safety of both the patrons and actors.

 


ACTOR’S SAFETY PLAN

 

PRIOR TO THE START OF REHEARSALS:
DURING REHEARSAL PROCESS:
  • Temperature check at the beginning of each rehearsal 
  • Actors with a temp of more than 100.4F will be sent home 
  • Enhanced cleaning practices of rehearsal area
  • Props disinfected before each rehearsal
  • Facemasks must be worn during the rehearsal process and will not be removed until run-throughs begin or until the director and cast reach a unanimous decision to no longer wear them. Please bring your own mask.
DURING PERFORMANCES: 
  • Temperature check at stage door
  • Call times strictly enforced to ensure appropriate screening 
  • Actors with a temp of more than 100.4F will be sent home
  • Actors wipe down dressing room area after each use (chair and counter) using provided supplies 
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Disinfecting cleaner and hand sanitizer are located throughout dressing rooms, green room, and backstage/side stage areas 
  • Backstage areas will be strictly restricted to essential personnel only
  • Wearing face masks while in the dressing rooms is strongly encouraged. 
  • All props are disinfected before each performance 
  • Cleaning supplies provided to additionally sanitize props as desired during performance