COVID-19 / Airborn Disease Prevention Plan

Information for Patrons & Visiting Members of the Public

(Last Update: Sep 15, 2022)

>Purchasing a ticket and entering the theatre building is a declaration of health and an acknowledgement of the risks associated with attending an indoor event.

>Patrons will be given information on the Belfry’s health and safety protocols for attendance with confirmation of their ticket purchase and again within 48 hours of their scheduled performance.

>Any patron who feels unwell, or has a sick family member at home, will be allowed to exchange their ticket for another ticket to a later performance or a future theatre credit, provided they contact the Box Office in advance of their scheduled performance. Ticket exchange/credit will not be offered retroactively.

>Any patron who arrives at the theatre displaying symptoms of illness (such as fever, cough, or sneezing) will not be allowed to attend, and their tickets for that performance will be forfeit.

> Patrons are encouraged to wear face masks while visiting the theatre including during performances.  Staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks when in contact with the public. Disposable masks will be available to any visitor who arrives without one.

>Public can access the building 90 minutes prior to performance start time; the theatre auditorium will open for seating 45 minutes prior to performance start time.

>Patrons will be encouraged to arrive in staggered intervals.

>Hand sanitizer will be available at all entrances, in washrooms and public-use areas. All staff, volunteers, and members of the public are encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building.

>Concession will be open for limited service only. Drinks may be enjoyed in the lobby pre-show and at intermission, but food & drink will not be permitted into the theatre auditorium at this time.

>The water-bottle refill station at the bar will be available to the public.  The public water fountain remains shut off.

>Patrons are encouraged to remain at their seats during intermissions unless using washrooms or using concession services.

>Any patron who is observed excessively coughing or sneezing before or during the performance may be asked to leave.

>Any patron who refuses to follow the Belfry’s health & safety protocols, or who behaves in a rude or abusive manner toward Belfry staff or volunteers, will be asked to leave.

>The Belfry will not use fog and haze, and will minimize simulated smoking effects onstage, recognizing that these effects can prompt cough.

>Janitorial will clean and sanitize in auditorium, washrooms, and public common areas frequently.

This information, as well as details about Staff & Artist Protocols, is also available as a PDF. For more information, contact the theatre (250-385-6835)

Click here to view the full protocol document for the Belfry.