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How We're Making the CTC Safe for You

In such an uncertain time, one thing’s for certain. The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is making your safety our #1 priority.

It is the CTC’s mission to provide high-quality theatre experiences and opportunities to engage in them, but we must balance that priority with the safety interests of our patrons, volunteers, students, and staff.

Despite our culture of “the show must go on,” the current public health threat requires all of us to adapt to new procedural and behavioral norms. As such, we are taking a phased approach to reopening–after closing our doors on March 13–while adhering to the highest cleaning and sanitizing standards and abiding by all national, state, and local public health guidelines.

As they become available, you’ll find full details about how we’re going to do that on this page. It is a work in progress, as the response to the current crisis is constantly evolving, but we will provide you with more information about how we’re making your safety at the CTC our top priority.

Stay tuned!


Phase 1: Summer Academy (July 6-August 7)

The CTC is pleased to offer our popular Summer Academy with strict accommodations and in an abbreviated format. To ensure the health and safety of our students and staff, our Summer Academy has been adapted to a one-month program of half-day sessions at limited capacity. Class sizes are limited to 10 for each session, with no interaction between classes. Grades 4 and up only to ensure physical distancing.

The following procedures will be followed:

  • Temperatures will be checked by a no-contact thermometer before students and staff enter the building. Sick students and staff will not be allowed in the building.
  • Students and staff are required to wear face coverings at all times in the building.
  • Students and staff are expected to wash and sanitize their hands at regular intervals. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building.
  • Students and staff are required to adhere to social distancing practices in and outside of classes.
  • Activities will be confined to certain locations in the building, and there will be limited access to other spaces within the building.
  • Parents or guardians will remain outside when dropping off and picking up their students.
  • The building will be closed between 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. each day for deep cleaning.

Admission to the Summer Academy is by reservation only. Because schedules may be subject to change, advance reservations are required but fee payments will not be due until the first day of class.

For information about our Summer Academy offerings, grade levels, hours, and fees, CLICK HERE. For more information, email Education Director Chuck Tuttle at [email protected].


Phase 2: Under Development


NOTE: If circumstances make it necessary that we revisit our policies, procedures, and scheduling, we will do so, with the safety and well-being of our CTC family our top priority.


“Roadmap for Recovery & Resilience,” American Repertory Theatre & Harvard University School of Public Health

“Guide to Reopening Theatrical Venues,” Performing Arts Center Consortium Advisory Committee on Reopening

Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

State of Tennessee’s Tennessee Pledge

Hamilton County Health Department

Chattanooga Gathering Guide