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. (Round House is currently investigating additional digital options for providing proof of vaccination and will communicate any updates with patrons.)
Masks will also be 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 12, 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 in effect through March 31, 2022. We will review current circumstances and CDC and local government recommendations in March to determine whether the mandate may be lifted or extended.
*"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
Round House will implement socially distanced seating for Wednesday and Thursday performances of The Great Leap and Nine Night, with at least two open seats between parties on both levels of the theatre. Socially distanced seating will also be available in the balcony of the theatre for all performances during the run. (At this time, this policy applies only to productions through Nine Night. Decisions about seating for future productions will be made at a later date.)
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.
Patrons who hold in-person tickets to The Great Leap or Nine Night may choose to switch into the virtual viewing option at any time during the run, even if their performance date has passed. To switch to virtual access, contact the Box Office at 240.644.1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.