Patron safety snapshot

Snapshot of Village Players COVID-19 Safety Plan for Patrons

Updated March 10, 2022

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Patron Safety

The comfort and safety of our patrons and volunteers remains top of mind even as pandemic regulations are relaxed. In common with other theatres, we are retaining more stringent COVID safety protocols than required by law until we are comfortable they are no longer warranted.


  • All patrons must provide evidence of double vaccination against COVID-19 and must attest to meeting COVID screening criteria at entry to the theatre.
  • We checked the vaccination of everyone working on the show and they self-screen at entry.
  • We encourage patrons and volunteers to obtain their booster shots as soon as possible.
  • Doors will not open until 45 minutes before show time; when you will be guided by ushers straight to the auditorium to avoid lobby congestion. Please follow the ushers’ instructions.
  • We still offer some 50% capacity shows and ask patrons to leave a two-seat gap between groups (on which you may place coats).
  • To ensure adequate distance from the actors, the front row of seats may not be used.
  • If you are sick, please DO NOT come to the theatre, and please tell us if you catch COVID after attending a show. Refunds or rescheduling of your ticket will be offered as required.
  • Face coverings must be worn by everyone the whole time you are in the theatre. We regret we are unable to accommodate mask-exempt people in the theatre.
  • We have installed updated ventilation to bring in fresh air from outside, with UVC purification, designed for hospitals, to kill viruses in the air.
  • To avoid lobby congestion, we will be performing shows without intermission and will not be selling refreshments. You may bring your own water and, when seated, briefly remove your mask to drink it. In addition, the coat rack will be closed for 50% capacity shows.
  • We maintain rigorous cleaning across the theatre along with reduced washroom capacity to reduce the risk of transmission.

To support our ability to keep you safe, please ensure we have a valid phone number and/or email address on file so that we can keep you informed as our protocols evolve as required.

We look forward to celebrating live theatre together. Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep patrons and volunteers safe at all times. Stay tuned here for our latest updates.

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