Staying Safe at the Theatre


Staying Safe at the Theatre

Updated 10/7/21

CCCT has successfully followed the recommendations of Contra Costa County Health for our education programs; we expect that our track record will stand us in good stead as we invite audiences to join us in-person for Main Stage shows.

Effective today, 10/7/21, Contra Costa County Health Officer Dr. Chris Farnitano announced the criteria that will be used to lift the current indoor-masking order in our county:

  • The county reaches the CDC’s moderate (yellow) COVID-19 transmission tier and remains there for at least three weeks; AND
  • There are fewer than 75 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the county; AND
  • One of the following conditions is met:
  • 80% of the total population is fully vaccinated
  • Eight weeks have passed since a COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by federal and state authorities for 5- to 11-year-olds
When these criteria are met – which is projected to be at the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022 – Dr. Farnitano will lift the local masking order, which requires everyone to wear face coverings in indoor public settings regardless of vaccination status. After the local masking order is lifted, unvaccinated residents will still need to wear masks in indoor public settings under the state’s face-covering order.
Other COVID-19 related health orders that are in place at that time would not be affected, including the health order related to verifying vaccination or testing status at high-risk businesses.
We are planning for the following protocols, subject to change as required by the authorities, for our audience members:
  • Each patron will be required to wear a face mask over their nose and mouth at all times while in the theatre, including during the performance.
  • Each patron must show proof of full COVID vaccination to be admitted to the theatre. Full vaccination means that your performance is at least 14 days after your final vaccine dose. At this time, youth ages 12 and under, and anyone else without full vaccination will not be admitted to the theatre.
  • Each patron will be able to reserve their seats in advance through our online ticketing system. Our theatre seating is currently capped at 75% capacity.
  • We will observe social distancing throughout the building. The audience will not be able to congregate in the lobby before the performance and must be queued 6 feet apart while waiting to use the restrooms.
  • We will not offer concessions for sale, nor allow eating/drinking in the theatre, as long as the face mask requirement is in place.
  • We will provide hand sanitizing stations throughout the building, and our HVAC system has been newly outfitted with MERV13 filters.

All artists, staff, and volunteers are fully vaccinated. Actors will not be masked during the performance.

We thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we welcome you back. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at