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COVID-19 Health and Safety Information

Update July 13, 2022:

  • Masks are required for theatre attendance except while eating or drinking.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are no longer required to attend performances.

As COVID-19 prevention efforts evolve, Park Square and Steppingstone Theatres are committed to keeping artists, community members, and patrons safe, and the return to live theatre on track. Behind the scenes, we will still be following rigorous vaccination, masking, and testing protocols as even a single case of COVID-19 among the artists at work in the theatre could result in missed rehearsals and cancelled performances.

To determine when to relax masking policies for the public, Park Square and Steppingstone are following the information at covidactnow.org and other reporting sites for the Twin Cities metro area. When weekly new cases are below 200 per 100K, and infection rates are below 1.0 for two weeks, the theatre will consider lifting the mask requirement.

Thank you for your support and adaptability and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre!

Vaccination policy

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results are no longer required to attend performances.

In addition to audiences, the theatres are requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for artists, theater staff, and volunteers.

Mask policy

All patrons, staff and volunteers are required to wear masks inside the venue except while eating or drinking. Masks must cover the nose and mouth. Masks with a valve, gaiters, scarves, etc. are not permitted.

Classes and camps

Camps will follow the successful covid-safety policies developed for SteppingStone camps during the spring and summer of 2021. Masks are highly recommended for young artists participating in camps.

Air quality

Park Square’s air system brings in fresh air from the outside to help limit the spread of airborne viruses like COVID-19. In addition, several updates have been made to further improve air safety inside the theatre:

  • The outside air handling system for all of the Park Square Theatre spaces was replaced in 2020 to improve outside air intake, mix, and filtration. Four separate air handling units maximize the intake of fresh air and independently control the air supply to each theatre and the backstage and lobby areas. This system is automated to maintain temperature, humidity and duct static pressure based on demand and scheduling.  
  • Upgrades to the Boss Theatre air exchange system have been recently completed and have improved the air exchange and refresh rate.

Capacity limits and Physical distancing 

At this time, no changes have been made to our audience capacity except at the request of partnering organizations. The Proscenium Stage seats 350 people and the Boss Stage seats 200 people. 

Cleaning and sanitizing

In addition to the robust cleaning practices that were already in place, we have:

  • Added a complete space sanitization protocol after each performance
  • Increased the frequency of cleaning throughout the building for high-touch areas in the front of house and back of house areas throughout the building
  • Set up hand-sanitizing stations throughout the venue
  • Trained all employees in critical hand washing and cleaning guidelines

Guest responsibility

We ask that guests stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets, or request a refund. Contact the ticket office at tickets@parksquaretheatre.org.

We will continue to update this page as we gather new information and will share pertinent updates through email and social media. Please check back as the details and requirements may change.

Tickets

The Park Square Ticket Office is open for phone calls Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 5:00 pm.
Please call 651.291.7005.

For service other days of the week, please email tickets@parksquaretheatre.org.

Tickets can be purchased online at anytime.

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