WRITERS THEATRE SAFETY PROTOCOLS
As we prepare to operate at full capacity this season, we are implementing the following protocols developed in consultation with expert public health guidance and in alignment with Chicagoland area performing arts organizations. We encourage you to confirm current protocols prior to your performance; all policies, including ticketing and attendance, are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the Village of Glencoe, the State of Illinois and the CDC.
Policies updated as of October 13, 2022.
Questions? Call the box office at 847-242-6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers Theatre will no longer check vaccination status effective Saturday, May 14, 2022.
As of Wednesday, October 19th, 2022, masks will be strongly recommended, but not required, in all Theatre spaces, before, during, and after peformances. This includes the lobby, restrooms, Nichols Theatre, and Gillian Theatre. Patrons who prefer to wear a mask are welcome to do so. Our box office staff can provide masks as requested.
The protocols outlined in this plan allow Writers Theatre to safely operate at full audience capacity. As such, there will not be physical distancing between parties in the theater.
One of the great benefits of our new theatre building is having a new, state-of-the-art HVAC system that accommodates more fresh air exchanges in every space. In addition to our already exceptional HVAC system, we have upgraded to MERV 13 filters as recommended by ASHRAE.
Sanitization & Surfaces
In addition to enhanced cleaning procedures during and between every performance, we have upgraded our restrooms with touchless paper towel and soap dispensers and have installed several touchless hand sanitizer stations throughout the public spaces of the building.
All patrons understand that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing tickets and attending Writers Theatre productions voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Tickets will be delivered electronically by email. You will self-scan your ticket at a stand at the doors of the Nichols or Gillian Theatres. Ushers will be stationed at all doors for assistance. For patrons without email addresses, physical tickets will be available upon request at the box office for pick up during will call.
Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have had or been exposed to COVID-19 within 14 days of their performance, should not come to Writers Theatre. If you are unable to attend a performance, you are encouraged to contact us to discuss flexible exchange options.