Bartell Theatre Health & Safety Update – 12/08/2021

December 8th, 2021

For the December 2021 Bartell COVID Building Health and Safety Policy, please click here.

While there are some changes to the Health and Safety policy, the Bartell Theatre Foundation will continue to require proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus for all audience members coming into the theatre and will also continue to require proof of vaccination for all cast members, crews, volunteers, and staff working in the theatre. For up-to-date information on the Bartell’s COVID policies, please follow our Facebook page and check our website before attending a show for the latest information.


When attending a show as an audience member, you must show proof that you meet the CDC definition of “fully vaccinated” by showing either your physical CDC vaccination card or a photo of it on your smartphone. You will also be asked to wear a face mask at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking. Those unwilling to comply will be denied entry.


We will offer exemptions for those unable to be vaccinated, such as children under 12 and people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination. We ask, if possible, these patrons provide proof of a timely negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours before performance start time. We also ask that those wishing to use this option please call the Bartell box office ahead of time at 608-661-9696.


Volunteers, casts, and crews working with specific shows should contact their respective producers to provide proof of vaccination before entering the Bartell for dress rehearsals or performances. Masks must be worn in any space that is actively open to the public such as the lobby or the theatre house when it is open. Some producers may elect to require masks backstage as well and you should contact your producer for more information. If someone backstage has an approved exemption and cannot be vaccinated, the backstage space will automatically be a mask-required space except when actively performing on stage.



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