We are committed to working together with you, our team, and health care officials to provide a safe environment for everyone to see live theater at the Wilma.
We’ve promised you to adjust our policies based upon the current conditions, science, and guidelines from the CDC and local officials. Here’s our latest policies, as of Aug. 26:
We join theaters nationwide in requiring audiences to be fully vaccinated and masked in order to attend Minor Character in October.
Following the current policy of the City of Philadelphia, we require patrons to be masked at all times during indoor theater events. Masks will be provided to those who do not arrive with appropriate face coverings.
Audience members with a valid ticket must show proof of vaccination along with photo ID at their time of entry into the venue. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna), or at least 14 days after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson).
Proof of vaccination may be presented as follows, along with a valid ID:
In addition to the above mask and vaccines requirements, the Wilma has also implemented these additional safety measures for Minor Character:
We have updated our air ventilation system, using MERV-13 filters and increasing air from the outside.
To allow for social distancing, we have reduced our seating capacity for ‘Minor Character.’ Only 150 seats will be sold, compared to our full capacity of 300 seats.
We are filming ‘Minor Character’ so that you can stream it from the comfort of your home. If you are unable to get vaccinated, are feeling unwell, experience any COVID-related symptoms, or come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 up to 14 days before a performance, please do not attend, and we will send a link to watch the show digitally when it’s released. We will announce further details about the streaming version soon at wilmatheater.org!
We have mandated vaccinations for all of our staff, performers, volunteers, and crew. Our on-site staff, performers, and crew will also undergo weekly COVID testing. Staff and crew will always be masked indoors, but performers will be unmasked.
All of our performances this season will not have intermissions.
Our staff includes multiple trained COVID Managers, who are responsible for upholding our safety protocols.
In order to minimize contact, we have implemented print at home and contactless tickets for all performances. Our programs will also be digitally distributed.
Our next live performance, ‘Cherry Orchard,’ will be staged in April 2022. We will announce adjusted safety procedures for that performance approximately one month before the first performance.
Good Karma Cafe, located in our lobby, requires masks for all guests and employees. They also require proof of vaccination for any guests wishing to sit in the cafe during performances. Their staff at the WIlma’s location is also under a mandated vaccination program.
Protocols are subject to change depending on conditions and regulations.