COVID Safety

City Theatre Covid-19 Audience Policy

Effective September 24, 2022

For AUDIENCES and attendees, City Theatre will not require proof of Covid-19 vaccination this season and masks are currently optional, though welcomed (and available), when attending a performance of Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage (September 24 – October 16, 2022) at City Theatre.

Food and drink may be consumed in the Gordon Lounge prior to the performance and beverages served in an approved City Theatre-branded “sippy” cup may again be taken into the auditorium during the performance (as always, food is prohibited in the theatre).

However, recognizing that there is a wide spectrum of comfort level regarding the spread of Covid-19, City Theatre will offer multiple “masks-required” performances during each 2022-23 season production. No additional change fees or other costs will be charged to patrons wishing to transfer their tickets into these mask-required performances. The dates for these performances for Clyde’s are:

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 7:00pm

Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 8:00pm

Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

*On these mask-required dates and times, no drinks will be allowed during the performance; food and drink may be purchased and consumed in the Gordon Lounge only. Masks will be available to patrons who arrive without one and must be worn properly – covering the mouth and nose – when indoors.

Note: The CDC continues to advise individuals to wear masks indoors at public gatherings when the Covid-19 community spread status is considered “high” in a local area. To see current CDC community levels for Allegheny County, and to read more about the data behind this status and recommendations from the CDC, click on this link.

As of 09/21/22, Allegheny County is classified as “medium” risk per the CDC.

All City Theatre staff, artists, and volunteers are fully-vaccinated and required to remain current with Covid-19 boosters, upon eligibility, as recommended by the FDA. Employees are not allowed to work if ill, experiencing symptoms, or testing positive for Covid-19.

City Theatre front-of-house staff are required to be always masked when working performances and with the public. Backstage production crews are masked and, along with the performers, are tested twice-weekly.

As City Theatre enters its fourth season impacted by the global pandemic, the organization continues to monitor guidance from local and national health authorities, agreements with its three collectively-bargained theatrical unions, and field-wide best practices. We continue to consult with local venues to find alignment on the most practical and impactful health and safety policies for staff, artists, and audiences. City Theatre reserves the right to update and alter its Covid-19 health and safety policies at any time. If you have any questions or comments, please email: