The safety and well-being of our audiences, artists, students, and staff are the highest priority at Lincoln Community Playhouse. As we all continue to monitor the novel coronavirus COVID-19, we want to make you aware of the measures we have implemented to safeguard the health of those visiting, rehearsing, seeing a production or taking a class at our facility.
Lincoln Community Playhouse has implemented the following sanitation procedures and safety protocols for audiences and volunteers. The Playhouse efforts have been coordinated with the Lancaster County Health Department.
New Guidelines Announced - August 19, 2021
Lincoln Community Playhouse is announcing new Covid guidelines to make indoor theatre attendance as safe as possible once Season 76 begins on September 10 with The Fantasticks. The Playhouse was closed for 18 months due to the first Covid wave and was saved by the generous support of the theatre family, foundations, and government support.
“The newly implemented policy is designed to allow the Playhouse to continue to stay open by safely providing the theatre experiences we have all been missing,” stated Morrie Enders, Executive Director.
All patrons aged 12 and over must provide proof of vaccination* for entry into the Playhouse and be required to wear a mask over the mouth and nose all times while in the building.
*Vaccination exemptions will be considered for those who can’t receive the vaccine due to health concerns and those who choose to not get vaccinated due to religious reasons. If this is the case, unvaccinated patrons will be required to present a printed proof of a negative COVID test result (we do not accept home COVID test kit results). This test must have been performed in the 72 hours prior to the respective performance. Exempted patrons will still be required to wear a mask over mouth and nose at all times while in the Playhouse.
Children (between the ages of 4 and 11) must show a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance and must always wear a mask over mouth and nose while in the Playhouse.
Staff Members are required to be fully vaccinated. When in proximity to volunteers or the public, they will be required to wear masks.
- Volunteers aged 12 and over must provide proof of vaccination. Volunteers aged 12 and under are required to wear a mask over mouth and nose while in the Playhouse.
- Masks are required at all times except when performing on stage.
- If a volunteer of any age exhibits COVID symptoms or is exposed to COVID, they must provide the theatre with a negative COVID test before being allowed to return.
- If a volunteer tests positive for COVID, they are required to immediately alert the theatre, so that contact tracing may be conducted.
Exception to this policy is Penguin Project, where all participants 12 and over must be vaccinated to participate due to the health considerations of the participants.
*Vaccination documentation can be in paper form or a photograph on phone.
Definition of full vaccination protection, which is one of the following:
Person is fully vaccinated with one of the CDC approved vaccines AND 14 days have passed since the last vaccination shot, whereas 2 shots are required for AstraZeneca, BioNTech, Moderna, 1 shot for Johnson & Johnson.
The Playhouse encourages using contactless payments - including purchasing tickets online or over box office phone; using tap credit cards (LCP now has this option).
Playbills are digital on our website home page. We will offer printed programs this season.
Currently, no productions will have concessions served.
Hand sanitizer stations are located at convenient points throughout the building.
Restrooms, theatre spaces/backstage areas are regularly disinfected after rehearsals and performances.
An air purification system utilizing Air Scrubbers has been installed in the Mainstage, Studio Theatre, lobby and green room areas to minimize impurities in the ventilation system.
- Seating for indoor performances will all be conducted in the Mainstage Theatre, with proper spatially distanced arrangements implemented.