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COVID-19: Reopening Raleigh Little Theatre

10/21/2021


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 11/30/21

At a Glance – 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. Beginning October 21, guests age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (meaning it has been at least two weeks since your second dose in a 2-dose series) or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor performance.

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!

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 are required for all audience members over age 2 while indoors.
  • Beginning October 21, guests age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (meaning it has been at least two weeks since your second dose in a 2-dose series) or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor performance. See below for more information on what you need to bring with you!
  • Capacity may be limited for indoor shows to allow for distancing – please check the details on each individual show page for more information.
  • 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.

Vaccinations & Negative Test Results

Beginning October 21, guests age 12 and up will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or show negative results from a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to attending any indoor performance.

The following will be accepted as proof of vaccination:

  • An original, picture of, or copy of a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card
  • Vaccine passports including GoodRx Care’s Vaccine Wallet, IBM Health Pass, CommonPass, and Travel Pass

An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). Boosters are not required for entry at this time.

The following will be accepted as test results:

  • A test result must be in the form of written documentation (paper or electronic copy). The documentation must include:
    • Type of test (indicating it is a NAAT, PCR, or antigen test – rapid tests will not be accepted)
    • Entity issuing the result (e.g. laboratory, healthcare entity, or telehealth service)
    • Specimen collection date
    • Information that identifies the person (full name plus at least one other identifier such as date of birth)
    • Test Result

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!