Last Update: Next update on January 26, 2023

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.

OUR 2022-23 SAFETY POLICY: Forward Theater will follow the CDC COVID-19 community recommendations. When the CDC level for Dane County is High or Medium, masks are required in the Playhouse. When the level is Low, masks will be optional. We no longer require proof of vaccination or negative test results.

We’ll keep you posted about the current CDC level in our pre-show reminder emails and with signage in the lobby. You can also check it on the CDC website. Masks will be available in the lobby should you need one!

Keep in mind that as conditions change in Dane County, our safety protocols may differ from Overture Center policies. Should it become necessary to adjust our policies as the season progresses, we will keep you updated on this page and in our email newsletters.




At this time, masks are ENCOURAGED in the Playhouse. This policy will remain in effect until further notice.

Forward Theater has mandated full vaccination (including boosters) for performers, production members, and staff.


More details on what patrons can expect when arriving at the theater can be found on Overture Center’s website, at

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 are excited to welcome you to Forward Theater, and we look forward to working together to make performances safe for all.