Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Round House Theatre has prioritized the health and safety of our artists, audiences, students, and staff. As we navigate the return to live performances in the 2021-2022 Season, we are actively monitoring conditions and recommendations from local and CDC officials and will continue to update our policies as circumstances require.
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Vaccination and Face Masks
Round House Theatre has united with 12 other local theatres to require that patrons be vaccinated and wear masks while attending performances at our theatre.
Patrons must present a photo ID and show proof that they meet the CDC definition of being fully vaccinated* at the time of entry to into the theatre. Patrons may display proof of vaccination with a physical or digital copy of their vaccination card.
Masks are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, except while eating or drinking in the lobby café area. For the safety of our audience, artists, and staff, patrons who refuse to comply will be asked to leave the premises.
Guests who are exempt from vaccination (including children under 5, people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination, or those with closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the performance start time.
NOTE: This policy is currently in effect through July 3, 2022. We will review current circumstances and CDC and local government recommendations over the summer to determine whether the mandate may be lifted or extended into the fall.
MASKS AT RELAXED PERFORMANCES: While masks and proof of vaccination are required at Round House for performances through July 3, 2022, we recognize that mask-wearing may pose a challenge for some guests at our Relaxed Performance of Nollywood Dreams (July 2, 2:00pm). Patrons who are unable to wear a mask in the theatre for medical or sensory reasons may be exempt from masking by presenting a negative COVID test taken within 48 hours of the performance. All patrons must also present their proof of COVID vaccination at the door. For additional information about accommodations at Relaxed Performances, click here.
*"Fully vaccinated" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines.
Socially Distanced Seating Options
Our theatre seating will be socially distanced for the following performances:
Nollywood Dreams: Saturday, June 18 at 2:00pm; Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30pm
If you have already purchased tickets and would like to move your reservation into a socially distanced performance, please contact our Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:00am – 5:00pm at 240.644.1100.
Round House subscribers always receive complimentary ticket exchanges and may exchange into another performance or seating section at any time prior to a performance (subject to ticket availability and any difference in ticket price). Subscribers may also receive credit toward a future performance if unable to attend, with advance notice to our box office prior to the day of performance.
Ventilation & Air Filtration
Round House’s air filtration systems, newly installed in the recent theatre renovation, feature new units and ductwork and meet CDC-recommended guidelines for air exchange and filtration and are serviced regularly. All systems are fitted with MERV-13 filters, and the new dedicated outdoor air system (DOAS) was specifically chosen to utilize outside air ventilation for heating and cooling efficiency, with air exchange running 24/7 at occupancy levels.
Touchless Ticketing & Ticket Delivery
In order to minimize crowding in common areas, Round House will offer patrons the options of having their tickets mailed in advance (for orders up to three weeks before a show) or delivered via mobile device or to print at home. We will also be utilizing touchless ticket scanners.