The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis COVID Safety Guidelines
The Rep’s top priority for reopening is the health and safety of our staff, artists and audiences. We have been working diligently to ensure that we can bring live performances back to the stage safely. The following information details our current COVID guidelines and continues to be reviewed and revised in accordance with CDC guidelines.
This plan has been approved by St. Louis County. It is developed in alignment with the guidelines of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ Show Me Strong Business Pledge, the St. Louis County public health orders and reopening guidelines for entertainment venues, and Missouri ArtsSafe.
Special thanks to The Rep’s medical advisors for this plan, Dr. Stephen Liang and Dr. Joseph Cherabie of Washington University Medical School’s Infectious Disease department.
CORE SAFETY PRINCIPLES
- Proof of vaccination or negative test
- Reduced contact
- Sanitizing and Disinfecting
- Staff Training
- Our seating has been opened up to full capacity effective December 4, 2021.
- We will offer socially distanced seating in our side bays upon request. Please contact the Box Office by phone for more details.
- Tickets will be emailed upon purchase. Please plan to print or show your ticket(s) on your phone.
- Playbills will be digital, accessible via smartphone and shared via email within 24 hours of your performance date.
To help keep our staff, actors and other patrons safe and healthy, please follow the requirements listed below while attending our performances.
ON THE NIGHT OF YOUR PERFORMANCE
Please remember to bring the following four items:
All guests must wear a mask over the nose and mouth at all times while inside of the building.
Your electronic ticket (either printed or show them on your phone).
Please add the email address, email@example.com, to your approved addresses to ensure your tickets do not go to your Spam/Junk folder.
A photo ID (e.g. driver's license, state ID, student ID, etc.).
Guests under the age of 16 are not required to show ID but must be accompanied by an adult.
AND your COVID vaccination card/photo (showing all shot(s) completed) OR a negative COVID test.
A completed vaccination card consists of either 1 Johnson & Johnson shot or 2 Moderna or Pfizer shots - boosters or an additional 3rd dosage is not required.
A vaccination card/photo OR negative tests are is required for all patrons regardless of age.
IF SHOWING A NEGATIVE COVID TEST
All COVID test results must be from a medical lab (CVS, Walgreens, your doctor’s office, etc.) and cannot be an at-home test. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept at-home test results, as they cannot be verified for the identity of the subject nor the time tested.
If bringing negative tests results, please ensure they are either:
A PCR test taken within 72 hours of your scheduled performance date;
Or an antigens test taken within 24 hours of your scheduled performance date.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT TO THE THEATRE
The Cafe at The Rep is currently closed. For the safety of other patrons and staff, we ask that no food or beverages be brought or consumed inside the building.
Patrons should self-monitor and be hyper-aware of the presentation of any symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or lack of smell/taste. In the event that any patron has symptoms of COVID-19, The Rep would respectfully request that they not attend the performance and call the box office to reschedule for another performance. No change fees will be charged and any tickets a patron is not able to use due to illness will be refunded.
All guest artists are required to be vaccinated unless they have a medical
or religious exemption. Upon contracting, proof of vaccination shall be
provided to The Rep.
- Fully vaccinated artists will be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
- Artists who are not fully vaccinated will be tested for COVID-19 three times per week.
- Artists will wear masks at all times, except when they are rehearsing or performing on stage.
- All guest artists should self-monitor and be hyper-aware of the presentation of any symptoms of COVID-19 and should not report to work in
- Guest artists are expected to follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks in any public space, even when not at work.
- Guest artists are also expected to minimize potential exposure to COVID by only spending time in shared public spaces when necessary, and avoiding crowds, particularly unmasked crowds.
- All rehearsals are closed and only essential personnel are allowed entry.
- At least 6 feet of distance will be maintained between artists and the audience.
- Artists will maintain 6 foot distances from one another, except when they are rehearsing or performing.
- All workspaces will be operated at 25% capacity, in order to allow for social distancing and to improve ventilation.
- All staff are required to be fully vaccinated by September 10, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption.
- Fully vaccinated staff that come into contact with artists will be tested for COVID-19 weekly.
- Staff who are not fully vaccinated that come into contact with artists will be tested for COVID-19 three times per week.
- Staff continue to operate on a hybrid work plan. All staff who are able to complete their duties remotely will continue to do so. Only staff whose work requires them to be on site will return to work in person.
- Staff will wear masks at all times.
NO- or LOW-CONTACT
- Various accommodations have been implemented such that the staff’s work is as low-contact as possible.
- Staff will maintain 6 feet of distance between each other, artists, and patrons.