Since the pandemic started, we have set COVID safety policy to keep our audiences, artists and staff safe based on local and national guidance. Since September 2021, we’ve made live theatre happen safely again at Next Act, and it’s all thanks to our incredible patrons. You have stood by us through challenging times, returned when we called, followed protocols and shared in entertainment and conversation. Our success this season wouldn’t be possible without you. Thank you.
We have continued listening to the CDC, the City of Milwaukee Health Department and our community over the past few weeks as COVID cases have declined to levels not seen since July 2021. Milwaukee County currently has the best possible LOW rating from the CDC and all key COVID-19 indicators that Milwaukee County tracks are currently in the best possible GREEN zone. For these reasons, we are joining other major Milwaukee arts and entertainment venues in a phased rollback of COVID-19 protocols.
This phased roll-back will continue as long as pandemic conditions continue improving in Milwaukee and in our state.
What this means:
Effective April 14, 2022 (for the final production of the season), patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination to enter Next Act Theatre. We still encourage all patrons to be fully vaccinated and boosted before joining us at the theatre! Survey data shows that our audience is at least 98 percent vaccinated, and we thank everyone who has done their part to help us return safely.
Masks will still be required at Next Act Theatre through the run of THE LAST WHITE MAN. Effective May 9, 2022, masks will no longer be required at Next Act Theatre.
We are continuing to limit seating to two-thirds capacity for the run of THE LAST WHITE MAN.
We are confident in our ability to keep Next Act a safe place to visit. Our upgraded HVAC system and enhanced sanitation procedures continue to make our building a safe and clean environment. Help continue keeping everyone safe and stay home if you feel sick.
If it becomes necessary—and we certainly hope it does not—we will reinstate appropriate protocols depending on changing conditions.
For full information on our current safety policies, click here.