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COVID-19: Reopening Raleigh Little Theatre

08/05/2021


As we welcome audiences, volunteers, and students back into our building for the 21-22 season, we will continue to prioritize the safety of our community by making informed decisions when it comes to COVID-19. Please see below for a current outline of our rules and regulations for visiting the theatre. While these guidelines cannot guarantee eradication of the virus on our campus, they will allow the organization to communicate and practice all possible safety protocols we are able to achieve so people can make informed choices about their participation in any events or classes.

Revised 8/5/21

Masks & Vaccination Status

At a glance, here are our current requirements surrounding wearing masks:

  • Outdoors: Masks will not be required when attending productions and activities taking place outside. However, masks are still encouraged in crowded common spaces.
  • Indoors: Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all visitors and audience members while indoors. As of August 2, masks are required inside City of Raleigh facilities, which includes Raleigh Little Theatre.

We strongly encourage unvaccinated guests to wear a mask at all times while visiting RLT’s campus. Additionally, we will never discourage someone from wearing a mask. If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask regardless of your vaccination status, we encourage you to do so. We recommend always keeping a mask handy!

Audience members and other guests will not be required to disclose their vaccination status or provide proof of vaccination in order to visit RLT’s campus. However, we are keeping additional safety regulations in place to continue to protect vulnerable populations and those not currently eligible to receive the vaccine. We do encourage you to receive the vaccine if you are eligible and able to do so!

Audiences

For outdoor performances:

  • Masks are not required at outdoor productions.
  • We will continue to limit capacity to 300 for our outdoor shows. This will allow for comfortable distancing between groups.
  • Certain rows will still be blocked off at most events to encourage social distancing. Please be mindful to leave adequate space between your group and other visitors when choosing where to sit in the amphitheatre.
  • Digital programs and ticketless entry will continue to be utilized to limit close interaction.
  • Concessions will not be offered for Fall 2021 shows (these shows do not have an intermission).
  • We encourage frequent and thorough handwashing. Soap and hand sanitizer will be readily available during your visit.
  • If you are feeling unwell, are exhibiting any symptoms resembling COVID-19, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home. Contact the box office at BoxOffice@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org to receive a refund or reschedule your visit for a later date.

For indoor performances:

  • Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all audience members over age 2 while indoors.
  • Capacity is limited for indoor shows to allow for distancing.
  • Certain rows and/or seats will be blocked off inside the theatre. Please only sit where instructed by ushers during your visit and be respectful to other groups nearby.
  • Digital programs and ticketless entry will continue to be utilized to limit close interaction.
  • Concessions will not be offered for Fall 2021 shows (these shows do not have an intermission).
  • We encourage frequent and thorough handwashing. Soap and hand sanitizer will be readily available during your visit.
  • If you are feeling unwell, are exhibiting any symptoms resembling COVID-19, or have recently tested positive for COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home. Contact the box office at BoxOffice@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org to receive a refund or reschedule your visit for a later date.

Students

For the most current safety guidelines regarding our education programs, please visit the Camps & Classes Procedures page.

Volunteers & Visitors

Volunteer and visitor recommendations closely resemble the guidelines laid out for audience members. On a case by case basis, masks may be removed indoors while volunteering based on the consent of individuals around you and ability to maintain social distancing. Please be sure to wear a mask when you arrive at RLT. Your volunteer point of contact can provide more guidance regarding masks and distancing related to your area of interest – costume shop, scene shop, etc.

Please email info@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org if you have any questions regarding COVID-19 procedures. We look forward to safely welcoming you back this season!