Covid-19 Safety Procedures

BVT is excited to welcome back our patrons after a long year.  Safety for both our audience and company members is our top priority as we reopen our doors.  In order to ensure this safety, the current procedures are being taken to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

Current Procedures as of July 2021:

Masks will be required to be worn by every patron five years and older over both the mouth and nose. Masks must be worn through the entirety of each performance.  Masks will be available for those who are in need of one.  

BVT will operate at 75% capacity meaning only 90 seats will be available for each performance.  BVT will not restrict party sizes unless required by local or state restrictions. 

Box Office/ Ushering
BVT encourages all patrons to arrive early.  Will call tickets will be available for pick up when the house opens.  No audience member will be allowed in the basement before, during, or after the show to further protect the cast and crew. Hand sanitizer will be provided in the lobby for patrons to use as they enter the theatre.  

Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at the door if there are seats available.  We ask that only one member of each party enter the lobby at a time to pick up or purchase tickets to maintain a safe distance for all.  The remainder of the party will be asked to wait outside by the front door. Groups will be required to socially distance while waiting. Once inside the theatre, they will self seat.  Ushers will be available if any assistance is needed. 

Cancellation Policy/ Refunds
In the event of a show cancellation due to COVID-19 exposure,  refunds will be offered to all patrons.  Additionally, transferring tickets to another show will be encouraged.  Refunds will only be given to COVID related incidents or at the discretion of the artistic directors.

Cleaning Procedures
After each performance, seats and seat cushions will be sanitized.  High touch surfaces will be sanitized which includes all door knobs and hand railings. 

Receptions will only take place outside and be weather permitting.  Indoor reception will be suspended until further notice.  All treats will  be served with tongs and lemonade will be served in pitchers with lids.  Reception food and drink will be encouraged for people to take to go. Cast members will be available to meet at reception but will be prohibited from physical contact with audience members.  

Concessions will not be allowed to be consumed inside the theatre under any circumstances.  

Public Restrooms
Public restrooms will be cleaned after each performance.  All high touch surfaces will be sanitized including door knobs, sink handles, toilet handles, soap dispensers, and paper towel dispensers.  Doors to the public restrooms will be propped open and remain open during the duration of the performance.  Each restroom will be limited to a maximum of 4 people in each at any time. Social distancing will be maintained while waiting to use the restroom. 

***These procedures may be adjusted as CDC guidelines and state/local guidances change.***​