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, 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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Face Masks are required

Round House Theatre has united with theatres across the DC region to require that patrons wear masks while attending performances at our theatre.

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.

Updated December 1, 2022: Round House continues to require that patrons wear masks while attending performances, including through the run of The Tempest. Proof of COVID vaccination is no longer be required. We will regularly review current circumstances and CDC and local government recommendations to determine whether the mandates may be lifted, modified, or extended through the year.

MASKS AT RELAXED PERFORMANCES: While masks are currently required at Round House for performances, we recognize that mask-wearing may pose a challenge for some guests at our Relaxed Performances. 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.

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.

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