Current protocols for our mainstage productions

The health and safety of our artists and audiences is extremely important to us. Here is where you will find up-to-date information about the safety protocols that will be required to access our productions. In the event of postponements or cancellations, the status of those performances can also be found here.

IMPORTANT: Our safety protocols are in alignment with Overture Center's policy. If you plan to attend a performance at Overture, we encourage you to check out their Safety Page for details on what to expect when you arrive at the building.

The Amateurs

Status: Proof of vaccination required

For our upcoming production of The Amateurs opening in November, we will be requiring audiences to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, and to be fully masked while in the theater. These policies will remain in effect until further notice. We will continue to update our policies throughout the coming season when circumstances change.

In addition to audiences, Forward Theater has mandated vaccinations for performers, production members, and staff.


Patrons must present a photo ID and show proof that they meet the CDC definition of being fully vaccinated at the time of entry into the Playhouse. "Fully vaccinated" means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the 2nd dose of FDA or WHO authorized double-dose vaccines, or that 14 days have passed since receiving the sole dose of FDA or WHO authorized single-dose vaccines.

Patrons may display proof of vaccination with their physical vaccination card, or a photo of their card. We are investigating additional digital options for providing proof of vaccination and will communicate any updates when available.

A digital version of our performances is available for ticket holders who do not meet safety requirements.


We will offer exemptions for those unable to be vaccinated, such as children under 12, people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination, or those with closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These patrons must provide proof of a timely negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before performance start time.


More details on what patrons can expect when arriving at the the theater are being worked out with Overture Center staff and will be communicated to you well in advance of opening night.

As both vaccine and mask mandates are in place for the September show, standard seating capacity will be in effect.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been deeply grateful for your patience, flexibility, and understanding. We couldn't be more excited to welcome you back to Forward Theater, and we look forward to working together to make performances safe for all.