Covid-19 Safety Protocols


The health and safety of our audience, artists, staff and volunteers is our top priority. To ensure our safety at Actors Theatre of Louisville, we require everyone to abide by the following protocols.  

These protocols are part of our ongoing efforts to maintain safe and welcoming environments, as well as a specific response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are in compliance with CDC, state, and local guidance as well as requirements and recommendations from our collective bargaining partners. All protocols are subject to change as new information and best practices are updated. 

Last Updated March 3, 2022 

In-Person Performances 

Actors Theatre of Louisville is requiring all guests to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or provide proof of a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen COVID test within 24 hours prior to the beginning of their scheduled performance.  

All guests, artists, staff and volunteers, including youth, must present proof of completed vaccination or negative test within 24 hours along with a photo ID to attend a live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination or negative test may be presented by physical card, photo, or by use of Bindle, an app-based system that keeps your private medical information secure and confidential. Learn more about Bindle here.  

Guests will be considered to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen such as Johnson & Johnson). Guests will be asked to provide documentation of vaccination status.  

If you have purchased multiple tickets for companions to join you, please ensure that they are aware of this requirement. 


Actors Theatre requires all guests, volunteers and staff to be masked at all times while inside of our facilities. The Theatre will post signage encouraging physical distancing within all of the Theatre’s public spaces and will provide disposable masks to those who may have forgotten them.  

For the safety of our community, we require that all guests who are ill and/or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 not attend an in-person performance. Guests who are feeling unwell the day of a performance may contact our box office to receive a credit to a future performance, or to reschedule attendance at a later date. 

Whether performers will be masked will be contingent on the nature of the production.


To care for yourself and protect others, please DO NOT ATTEND if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to the virus in the past 14 days. If you are unable to attend a performance due to COVID-19 symptoms, we will be happy to reseat you at a future performance. 

Symptoms of COVID-19, and other infectious diseases, may include but are not limited to: 

· Fever or chills
· Cough
· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
· Fatigue 
· Muscle or body aches 
· Headache 
· New loss of taste or smell 
· Sore throat 
· Congestion or runny nose 
· Nausea or vomiting 
· Diarrhea 

At this time, the Theatre is implementing a limited capacity occupancy policy for each of its theaters.

Our bar has re-opened and has moved! Please join us on the first level outside of the Pamela Brown Auditorium in the Sarah Shallenberger Brown Lobby for a drink! Our bar features: wine, beer, canned cocktails, soda and non-alcoholic beverages. No drinks will be allowed beyond the designated bar area and no outside food or beverage is permitted. We ask that you remain masked when not drinking.  

We have added more frequent cleaning in our public spaces, including the theaters, lobbies, and restrooms. We are using an electrostatic sprayer to regularly sanitize and disinfect public spaces. High touch areas will be cleaned frequently. Any accessibility device used by guests will either be cleaned with alcohol wipes between each use or will be disposable.

Production information will only be available digitally via a provided QR code available on mobile device or via monitors in the Theatre’s lobby spaces. 

School Residencies  

The Learning and Creative Engagement team will be masked and will require all students and teaching staff involved in our classroom residencies to be masked as well. We will maintain six feet of social distance from teachers, staff, and students. We also offer virtual residencies as an alternative. If you have any questions about our safety policy as it relates to in-person residencies, please feel free to reach out to our Director of Learning and Creative Engagement, Erica Denise, at 

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