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Health & Safety Policy

For our Guests and Audience Members


Center for the Arts is excited to welcome patrons back when live theater resumes after such a long intermission.  We cannot thank you enough for your continued support during this time.


Health and safety guidelines are constantly changing. We are working with local community theater leaders, following guidelines from professional theaters in Middle Tennessee, and adding safety measures recommended by our local and state health departments as well as the CDC.  Due to the evolving nature of local and state guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please continue to visit this page for the most current information.


Currently, The Center for the Arts encourages guests to wear a mask when attending a performance.


Here are a few things to expect during your upcoming experiences at The Center for the Arts:


Masks are encouraged for all audience members of our productions.

Our intimate theater seating and lobby do not allow for social distancing, but we encourage distancing in other areas of the building where appropriate. 


Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.


When feasible, we’ll provide a touchless environment in restrooms, concessions, Box Office, and show programs.

Other changes behind the scenes include...


Enhanced hygiene, sanitation, and cleaning protocols according to CDC and industry standards.


We have enhanced our HVAC systems with Bi-Polar Ionizers to maximize air purification and quality during circulation.


Sanitization of high-touch surfaces.


Wellness screenings may be required prior to admittance or upon entry with sick or symptomatic patrons not admitted. This might include answering health screening questions or temperature checks.

Other measures we are taking:

  • Audience temperatures may be scanned upon entering.  Those registering above 100.4 will be asked to leave.

  • Front of House staff and volunteers will be required to submit to health screening questions, temperature checks, and will wear masks.


The health protocols listed above are designed to protect the health and safety of the community. All visitors must follow Center for the Arts’ health and safety protocols. By visiting The Center, you voluntarily assume all risks of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. We encourage all guests to take precautions to protect themselves and others in public spaces. Please help keep each other safe.

Please email with any questions, comments, or concerns.

We’ll see you at the show!