COVID Policies and Info

Asheville Community Theatre is abiding by all state and local guidelines in regards to COVID-19.

Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) Covid Policy – July 30, 2021

Asheville Community Theatre will look to the guidelines of the State of North Carolina and the CDC as a baseline for creating a safe environment during the pandemic. This policy will be reviewed and may be modified at any time.

Thank you for helping Asheville Community Theatre to maintain a safe space in our community!

For Everyone

ACT will require masks of all persons in the building following the CDC guidelines. (July 29, 2021 – “To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”)

For Audiences

Audiences will be required to wear masks at all times while in the building, and this requirement will be publicized on our website, in marketing materials and on our ticketing site. Any audience member(s) not willing to wear a mask will be asked to leave and their ticket(s) will be refunded.

Other actions we are taking to remain safe:
• HVAC systems in the Mainstage theatre and lobby have been inspected by multiple engineers who have ensured that we have proper ventilation for public performances; we are also in the process of upgrading to include UV or needlepoint bipolar ionization technology.
• Tickets are being sold at a reduced capacity (no more than 150 seats) and seats have been blocked throughout the audience to provide social distancing between patrons.
• Emphasis on paperless ticketing at the Box Office with PDF and mobile tickets available for every ticket purchased online or in person.
• Concessions are closed for the time being.
• The first row of seating is blocked off so that the audience is placed further back from the stage.
• Shows have been selected with small cast sizes and no intermissions.

For all Volunteers including Cast and Crew Members

To participate as a volunteer, cast or crew member at ACT, proof of vaccination or a valid exemption is required. Anyone with a valid exemption will be required to wear a mask at all times.

Adult volunteers, cast and/or crew members will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the theatre except when adult performers are on stage during performances or rehearsals.

For Students

Masks are not required in adult education classes when performing within the class, but they are encouraged whenever possible.

Masks are required for all classes and performances by youth under 18 years of age, per the guidelines outlined in the ACT class offerings.