Wilma Safety Protocols

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.

Safety protocols for each production in our 2021-22 Season will be posted here no later than one month prior to the show’s first performance.

Below are the safety protocols for our fall 2021 production of Minor Character. Safety protocols for Cherry Orchard will be posted in early 2022.


Safety Policies for Minor Character


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:

  • Vaccination Card
  • Electronic Copy
  • Photocopy 
  • Photo


In addition to the above mask and vaccines requirements, the Wilma has also implemented these additional safety measures for Minor Character:

Updated Air Conditioners with MERV 13 Filters

We have updated our air ventilation system, using MERV-13 filters and increasing air from the outside.

Limited Capacity and Reduced Seating

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.

Flexible Exchange Policy, including to Digital Versions

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. Tickets to the streaming version are available by clicking here.

We’re Vaccinated and are Getting Testing Frequently

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.

No Intermissions for Performances

All of our performances this season will not have intermissions.

COVID Managers

Our staff includes multiple trained COVID Managers, who are responsible for upholding our safety protocols.

Contactless Tickets and Digital Programs

In order to minimize contact, we have implemented print at home and contactless tickets for all performances. Our programs will also be digitally distributed.

Future Performances

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 Protocols

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. 

Have Any Additional Questions?

Please contact us.