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Cincinnati Performing Arts Organizations Announced Vaccination and Mask Requirements for Audiences

CSC_logoToday, Cincinnati Shakespeare, and several other Performing Arts organizations in Cincinnati, announced that we will require audience members to wear masks and provide proof of COVID vaccination or negative test results for productions beginning this fall. Learn more on our Health and Safety Updates page below as we join with the following organizations to make this announcement today: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Arts Association, (including the following Aronoff Center for the Arts resident companies: Broadway in Cincinnati, Cincinnati Music Theatre, Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI), Exhale Dance Tribe, Mutual Dance Theatre, and Revolution Dance Theatre) and Falcon Theatre. We greatly appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we reopen our venues safely!

As the performing arts in Cincinnati reopen, and to ensure the health and safety of their guests, staff, and artists, a group of performing arts organizations and venues in Cincinnati, including Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, announced today that they will require audience members to wear masks and provide proof of COVID vaccination or negative test results for admittance beginning this fall.  

At this time, all ticketholders at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company must be masked and show proof of a full COVID vaccination status or documentation of a negative COVID test to enter The Otto M. Budig Theater.  

Option 1: Proof of Vaccination
Ticketholders 12 years of age or older may show proof of full COVID vaccination to enter accompanied by a photo ID. “Fully vaccinated” means that the ticketholder’s performance is at least 14 days after their final vaccine dose.


Option 2: Negative COVID PCR Test
Ticketholders 5 years of age* or older may show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance to enter.
*As per our standard policy, children under the age of 5 are not permitted into the theater.  

Face Masks Required
All ticket holders are required to wear face masks fitting securely over their mouth and nose while inside The Otto M. Budig Theater except when consuming food or beverage. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted, and even if eating or drinking, masks must be worn between sips and bites.

More details on the arrival and check-in process will be shared before your next visit to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  

Additional information about attending a performance at Cincinnati Shakespeare:

  • Performances are being sold at full capacity.
  • Social distancing is encouraged throughout the lobby, restroom, and public spaces.
  • To reduce physical contact between patrons and staff, patrons are encouraged to bring print-at-home or digital tickets that will be emailed to them at the time of purchase (Will Call will still be an option if needed) and all programs will be shared virtually.
  • Hand sanitizer stations and disinfecting wipes will be available throughout the theater.
  • Concessions will still be available for purchase in the lobby. Masks may be removed to accommodate eating and drinking, but must be worn between sips or bites.

If you believe you have extenuating or unique circumstances and/or are not able or willing to comply with the above requirements, please contact the Box Office to discuss other options.

  • Email the box office at boxoffice@cincyshakes.com
  • Call the box office at 513.381.2273. Current hours: Monday-Friday from Noon-5pm

We greatly appreciate everyone’s flexibility and understanding as we reopen the Mainstage theater safely!

Learn about the 2021-2022 Season

Health and Safety Updates


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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announce Update on 2020-21 Seasons

PIP_logoCINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company today issued a joint announcement that they are unfortunately cancelling their upcoming holiday productions and postponing the re-opening of their mainstage seasons of plays until fall of 2021. Instead, both theatres are planning to bring the community a slate of virtual performances, socially distanced special events and educational programming.

CSC_logoThis decision helps ensure a healthy return in the fall of 2021. The safety and well-being of patrons, artists and staff is of the utmost importance. Additionally, the plays and musicals produced for their mainstage seasons take substantial resources and represent much greater financial risk if forced to cancel due to a COVID-19 spike or positive case.

News releases from each theatre with additional details on their individual plans can be found at the following links:

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Both theatres previously announced a delayed season, which was to kick-off with a holiday show and feature a line-up of plays to run January – July 2021.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company are supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps funds them with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.


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THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS Postponed and 2021-2022 Season Announced at Troy Civic Theatre

TROY_logoThe TCT Board has evaluated the circumstances surrounding the intention to present THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS in January as we had planned, and has decided that the risk to our patrons and the actors is too great. The board has made the difficult decision to delay it again. We are hoping to open the show in May 2021 (just a year later than originally scheduled).

The board has also decided to cancel the remaining productions of FARCE OF HABIT and DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL for the 2020-21 season. We are intending to present the season originally selected for 2020-21 as the 2021-22 season. Exact performance dates are yet to be decided; however, the expected season will be:

  • DADDY’S DYIN’, WHO’S GOT THE WILL in September 2021
  • THE TIN WOMAN in November 2021
  • FARCE OF HABIT in March 2022
  • BONNIE AND CLYDE in May 2022

The ticketing committee will be in touch with season ticket holders regarding your options.

We thank all our patrons and members for your continued support in these difficult times. We will be together soon!

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HAMILTON Postponed at Broadway in Cincinnati

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Elijah Malcomb, Joseph Morales, Kyle Scatliffe, Fergie L. Philippe and Company – HAMILTON National Tour – (c) Joan Marcus 2018.

Important schedule update:

HAMILTON, originally scheduled for March 2 – 28, 2021, has been postponed.

New dates will be announced at a later time.

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2020-2021 Season Cancelled at Fairfield Footlighters

fflBecause of suspected exposure to COVID at our home venue, we must cancel our production of Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE.

Rather than postpone, we have made the hard decision to cancel the entire 2020-2021 season. We need your support more than ever. #StaySafe #SaveOurStages #Donate

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