Health & Safety


The health and safety of our audience, artists, staff and volunteers is our top priority. To ensure your 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 alignment 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 November 16, 2021

In-Person Performances


As we prepare to welcome audiences back into the theatre, all patrons, artists, staff and volunteers must present either proof of completed vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test to attend a live, in-person performance.

Unvaccinated patrons, including children under the age of 5, will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed 72 hours prior to attendance. Self-administered or rapid tests will not be accepted. 

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.

There is a digital verification process for vaccination and negative PCR test results prior to arrival at the theatre. We will provide all patrons with instructions on how the verification process works prior to purchasing tickets for any event. Our verification system will keep your private medical information secure and confidential. No medical, vaccination status or personal information will be shared with Actors Theatre of Louisville, and your information will never be kept on file.

More details will be provided as tickets to in-person performances go on sale.


Regardless of vaccination status, face masks covering the nose and mouth without gaps must be worn at all times—including while seated during the performance. Disposable face 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.

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

Reduced Capacity

In-person performances will be offered at reduced audience capacity.

Low Contact

We will be offering 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 theatre or print your ticket at home. 


We will be adding more frequent cleaning in our public spaces, including the theatres, 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. With the exception of bottled water, no food or drink will be permitted within Actors Theatre of Louisville's lobbies or theatres. 

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. Actors Theatre has also implemented a mandatory vaccine policy whereby all of our staff and contract artists must be vaccinated. 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

Vaccine & Negative PCR Test Verification

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