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 no longer required for most performances

As of February 2023, Round House Theatre no longer requires that audience members wear masks for most performances in our theatre. Masks may be required for certain performances and for events in other Round House spaces, including our Event Room.

We continue to strongly recommend masks as the best way for individuals to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other seasonal viruses, and we ask our audience members to respect the choices of others.

  • National Capital New Play Festival (March 28 – May 7): Round House will offer a limited number of mask-required performances of On the Far End and Jennifer Who Is Leaving for audience members who may prefer a fully masked environment.
    • On the Far End:  Masks are required for performances on Apr 2, 7, 15,  22,  29, May 3.
    • Jennifer Who Is Leaving:  Masks are required for performances on Apr 1, 8, 12, 22, 29, May 6. 
    • Masks are required for ALL patrons attending the free developmental play readings, which are held in our smaller Event Room.

Masks are required for the following performances of August Wilson's Radio Golf : Jun 10 (matinee), 15, 17 (matinee), 23, 24 (matinee), 29.

A limited number of mask-required performances will be offered for all mainstage shows during the 2023-2024 Season. Mask-required dates will be announced in late spring 2023. 

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  offers 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 also utilize touchless ticket scanners.

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