Guidelines for Performing Arts

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Guidelines for Owners/Operators, Staff/Volunteers and Patrons of the Arts

The following guidelines have been developed to assist owners/operators, staff, volunteers and patrons of the arts. This includes guidance for live theatrical performances (e.g., ballet, plays, orchestras, symphonies, musical theatre, etc.) or going to the movies.

People at higher risk of experiencing severe illness, including those 60 years of age and older, and individuals living with a chronic health condition or weakened immune system, need to decide their comfort level of risk related to COVID-19. Given their increased risk, individuals in these high-risk groups are advised to consider:

Theatre goers should be aware that there is currently no evidence on a specific amount of time that is safe. Facilities are advised to increase ventilation (e.g., open windows) or consider moving performances/screenings outdoors, as feasible and practical.

Theatres are subject to provincial public health orders, including the number of people who can assemble in an area.

NOTE: Outdoor drive-in movies should follow the guidelines for outdoor drive-in events. All performers including cast and crew members should follow all the guidelines for film production as well as for vocalists and instrumentalists.

The following guidelines should be followed by owners/operators, staff, volunteers and theatre goers when visiting theatre facilities to catch a movie, play or other live performance (e.g., ballet).

Protecting Staff, Volunteers and Theatre Goers

Cleaning and Disinfection

Concessions

Guidelines for Owners/Operators, Staff/Volunteers and Patrons of the Arts

Guidelines for Owners/Operators, Staff/Volunteers and Patrons of the Arts (PDF)