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COVID-19 Precautions

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, students and community continues to remain our highest priority.

To help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, please read through our current COVID-19 safety procedures and rules. Policies and procedures are reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the most up-to-date recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with local and national health officials.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping us maintain the safest environment possible here at OCP.

  • All individuals are required to wear masks at all times while in the building regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn throughout the entirety of the show. Masks will be available free of charge or patrons may bring their own. All masks must be worn properly in accordance with CDC guidelines, covering both the nose and mouth.
  • Beginning Oct. 11, 2021, food and drink will no longer be allowed in the theatre. Patrons may still enjoy drinks and snacks in the lobby areas before the show and during intermission. Please be respectful of those around you by replacing your mask when you are not actively eating or drinking.
  • For the protection of our patrons, volunteers and staff, OCP will not allow mask exemptions of any kind, including medical exemptions. Those who are unable or unwilling to wear a mask for the duration of their visit to OCP should call the OCP box office to obtain a refund.
  • On-stage performers and orchestra members must provide proof of full vaccination by their first in-person rehearsal date. During performances, on-stage performers and select orchestra members will remove their masks.
  • All OCP employees and any individuals associated with OCP productions or programming must provide proof of full vaccination by November 19, 2021. This includes, but is not limited to: volunteers, teaching artists, directors, music directors, choreographers, stage managers, assistant directors/choreographers/music directors, fight directors, dialect coaches, backstage crew, composers, designers (sound, lighting, scenic, costume), over hire, ushers and greeters.
  • Audience members are required to self-screen for a fever and symptoms of illness prior to arriving at OCP. Those with fever or other symptoms may exchange their ticket at no cost.
  • Seating inside the theatres will not be socially-distanced.
  • An enhanced air filtration system has been installed to keep clean, fresh air circulating in the theatres and throughout the building.
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in and around the OCP Box Office to better protect our patrons, staff and volunteers. Cash-free payments are encouraged and touchless credit card transactions are being offered.
  • We will no longer be hosting post-show meet-and-greets with the actors in the lobby.
  • Common areas and performance halls are being cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • All restrooms have been outfitted with touchless fixtures. Restrooms are being sanitized daily and throughout performances.

Support Local Art During COVID-19

Being forced to innovate through a global pandemic has given us a renewed appreciation for what it means to be a community theatre. Art is healing. Art is human. Art connects us with one another in ways nothing else can. The art created within our walls is essential to our community now more than ever. And our community is essential to our art. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to ask how you can help. Your spirit and generosity embody what makes the Omaha community so special. Here are a few ideas on how you can help support local art here at OCP during COVID-19.

Make a Donation

The show must go on. With severely reduced capacities in our theatres throughout the 2020/21 season and the cancellation of our holiday productions, including the 45th year of A Christmas Carol, the Omaha Community Playhouse lost critical ticket revenue we rely upon to sustain our beloved organization. But you can help! Please consider making a monetary donation in support of our continued work. Your support will help OCP endure these challenging times, ensuring that we will be ready to once again come together to share the power of live theatre and the joy of human connection. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are 100% tax-deductible. To make a donation, click here!

Purchase a Season Subscription

A great way to support the Omaha Community Playhouse is by purchasing a subscription. Not only will you have the chance to see some fantastic productions, but you’ll also help ensure that future generations are able to gather under one roof to share this magical, healing, communal experience we call theatre. To purchase a season subscription, click here!

Attend a Show

We have a season filled with incredible titles and outstanding creative talent. Join us and see for yourself! To see a list of this season’s shows, click here!

Purchase an OCP Gift Certificate

OCP Gift Certificates are a wonderful way to show your support. Gift certificates can be used to purchase subscriptions, single tickets, classes, workshops and more! Give yourself—or someone you love—something fun to look forward to! To purchase an OCP Gift Certificate, please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.

Donate the Value of Your Ticket!

If you can’t attend your show, consider donating the paid value of your ticket back to OCP rather than requesting a refund. Not only will your donation help OCP during this critical time, but your donation is also 100% tax-deductible. We are so grateful to the many generous patrons who have already chosen to donate the cost of their tickets back to OCP. Your support will make an important impact. Thank you! To donate the value of your ticket, please call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.

COVID-19 WARNING

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the Omaha Community Playhouse, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.