Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Photo of Louise Lamson and Anthony Irons in the 2022 production of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci by Scott Suchman.

The health and well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff are our top priority at STC. Based on audience surveys, CDC recommendations, and the countless hours of work and data analysis of our in-house Covid-19 Committee, STC has developed (and will continue to develop) policies and procedures to best serve everyone entering our theatre and spaces.

Beginning with our production of Much Ado About Nothing this November, STC will be hosting Mask Required performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays and Mask Recommended performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays


Mask Required Performances:
All STC productions performed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays will require audience members to remain masked at all times—including during the performance—except when actively eating or drinking.


Mask Recommended Performances:
All STC productions performed on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will be mask optional (but recommended).


Thank you for keeping the safety and well-being of our artists, staff, and your fellow patrons at the forefront of your experience with STC. Thank you for continuing to support live theatre. We'll see you at the next show. 




STC encourages all eligible patrons to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are free, safe, and effective, and currently available for everyone ages 6 months and older. For more information about the vaccine or how to schedule a vaccine appointment, please visit one of the links below:


D.C. Residents
Maryland Residents
Virginia Residents
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Theatre Washington, the area’s alliance of theatre organizations, theatre-makers, and theatre supporters, will serve as a hub of information for safety requirement policies in theatre venues in the DMV.
These plans and procedures are under constant review to safeguard STC patrons, artists, and staff. We welcome all feedback and recommendations for improvements. Please email STCBox@ShakespeareTheatre.org to let our Safety Committee know your ideas and concerns.