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 January 18, 2022 

In-Person Performances 


All patrons, artists, staff and volunteers, including youth, must present proof of completed vaccination against COVID-19, along with a photo ID to attend a live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination includes your Vaccine Card (physical card or photo) or use of Bindle, an app-based system that keeps your private medical information secure and confidential. Learn more about Bindle here.  

Patrons 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). Patrons will be asked to provide documentation of vaccination status.  

In addition to a full vaccine regimen, we recommend and encourage boosters for those who are eligible by CDC guidelines. 

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

If an audience member requires a modification to the Theatre’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy because of a medical condition or a religious belief, practice, or observance, the audience member may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the Theatre at Documentation of the medical condition or religious belief, practice or observance is required. All requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and in alignment with what we can safely implement. 


In addition to being fully vaccinated, face masks covering the nose and mouth without gaps must be worn at all times—including while seated during the performance. We recommend N95 Respirators or Surgical Masks which provide a higher grade of filtration. Disposable surgical masks will be provided to any patron who does not bring an appropriate face covering.

Gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents will not be considered appropriate face coverings. Face shields can be worn in addition to but not in place of a mask. 

While performing, actors will not be masked. 


To care for yourself and protect others, please DO NOT ATTEND if you have experienced 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 

In-person performances are offered at reduced audience capacity.

In response to the current variant of concern and surge in the pandemic, our bar will be closed.

Water coolers are available for use while in the lobby spaces. No outside food or beverage is permitted.   

We provide touchless digital tickets and programs for all in-person performances. You can either pull up the ticket on your phone once you arrive at the theater or print your ticket at home. 

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 prior to and during patrons' visits. 

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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