Covid Rules

Keep an eye on this page for updates as information evolves. In the meantime, here are the guidelines that we're asking everyone to play along with.

Proof of Vaccination: Beginning with the first performance of The Taming of the Shrew on October 14, APT will be requiring proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test before taking your seat in the theater. APT staff members will be checking proof of vaccination in the Touchstone Theatre lobby. 

Audience members can provide proof of full vaccination status in a number of ways: 

  • Provide your official vaccination card. 
  • Provide a photo of your official card, with the name and date(s) clearly legible. 
  • Provide proof of your listing on the state vaccine registry page, either on your phone or printed out in advance.  

Negative Tests: Audience members who are not fully vaccinated must provide proof of negative test results received within 72 hours of the performance. Proof of negative test include digital or printed confirmation received from a medical provider. 

Children Under 12 years old are not subject to the vaccination or test policy.  

Masking: Masks are required in all indoor spaces at APT including the Touchstone Theatre. Masks are not required in outdoor areas at APT, though we ask that you maintain distancing while on the grounds, and that you don your mask when approaching masked patrons on property.

A Few Other Things: 

  • APT’s staff and company are fully vaccinated, and in a recent survey, approximately 96% of audience respondents reported having received at least one dose of a vaccine.  
  • The decision to require vaccinations was made to help keep our audience, staff and community as safe as possible. With that in mind, please be respectful in your interactions with other audience members, and with APT staff. 
  • If you have already purchased The Gift of the Magi tickets, and are uncomfortable with providing, or unable to provide proof of vaccination or proof of negative test, please contact the APT Box Office at 608-588-2361 to discuss your options, including exchanging into an APT at Home filmed performance, crediting your account for use in the 2022 season or receiving a refund. 
  • With the introduction of vaccination requirements, APT is no longer requiring distancing between seats in the Touchstone Theatre. If you have questions or distancing concerns, contact the APT Box Office at 608-588-2361.
  • We ask that non-vaccinated individuals continue to be masked while on all parts of APT property, in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Finally, we want to take a second to thank you once again for your patience, your understanding and your ceaseless support of APT. We know there have been many changes since this all started, but having plays on the stages, and an audience in the seats, has meant the world. We hope it has to you, too.  

Other Safety Precautions

  • If you feel ill, please do not travel to APT. Contact the Box Office to discuss your options at 608-588-2361. 
  • We have reinstated the seating charts while purchasing tickets online.
  • All HVAC and ventilation systems have been upgraded in APT buildings.
  • Common areas will be sanitized regularly.   

*Last updated November 15, 2021