2021-22 Safety Protocols – Next Act Theatre

2021-22 Safety Protocols

As Next Act Theatre reopens for our 2021-22 season, we want to make sure our staff, artists and audiences are as safe as possible. The return to live theatre should be a celebration, not a source of worry! We have worked hard to get our space ready for you, and now we need your help: only if we all work together can we maintain a safe environment for live theatre. Please note that we are closely monitoring local conditions and will update our protocols as needed, and inform all patrons of any changes we make.

It’s a team effort to keep Next Act safe this season, and here’s what we’ll be doing together:

  • Fully-vaccinated workforce (artists, staff, volunteers)
  • Fully-vaccinated audience
  • Everyone masked (except actors when onstage)
  • Improved air filtration
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation
  • Limited-capacity seating
  • Contact-free ticketing
  • Virtual options
  • Staying home if sick

Want more details on how we can make Next Act Theatre safer together? Read on:

What We’re Doing

Fully-Vaccinated Workforce

Everyone working at Next Act Theatre is fully vaccinated!

Improved Air Filtration

We’ve upgraded our HVAC system for improved air circulation and particle filtration.

Enhanced Sanitation

From increased cleaning of bathrooms and other surfaces to hand sanitation stations, our building is cleaner than ever.

Limited Capacity

As of November 1, 2021, RED HERRING performances will be held at 67 percent capacity. Capacity limits for the second half of our season will be evaluated on a show-by-show basis.

Contact-Free Ticketing

Admission to our theatre is contact-free with our new scanning system.

Virtual Options

Our second production of the season, RED HERRING, will be available for online viewing as well as in-person. We will evaluate this option for the rest of our season on a show-by-show basis.

What You Can Do

Get the Vaccine

Surveys show that 95 percent of our audience is already vaccinated against COVID-19! Count yourself among them and get the shot before attending any performances at Next Act.

Already vaccinated? Please pre-verify your vaccination with Next Act before attending a performance:

  • Take a photograph of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card together with a copy of your valid Driver’s License or State ID and email them to info@nextact.org with VACCINATION VERIFICATION in the subject line of your email.
  • Bring your documents to the Next Act ticket office any day between noon and 5 p.m.
  • Fax copies to (414) 278-5930
  • Mail copies to: Next Act Theatre, PO Box 394, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Any patron not pre-verified will be required to present a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card and valid Driver’s License or State ID at the door for entry.

Mask Up

Masks will be required at all times everywhere within the Next Act building.

Stay Safe – Protect Others

Feeling sick? Stay home! We’ll gladly work out ticket rescheduling or virtual presentation options with you. Just give us a call.

We’re bringing our “A-game” to health and safety this year. Help us make Next Act Theatre a safe and enjoyable environment to gather for live theatre once more, and together, we can reopen the space to tell stories, explore feelings and encourage discussion. Together.