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How We're Making the CTC Safe for You


Safety Protocols for Our Audiences

ALABAMA STORY (January 21-February 6): We will require proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test (within 72 hours) upon arrival for performances. A photo is fine. We are limiting capacity in the theatre to 75% and seating patrons with at least one seat between parties. Masks are required.

We are continually evaluating our policies based on guidance and numbers.

As we welcome audiences to the Chattanooga Theatre Centre, we have developed these safety guidelines to strike a balance between protecting the health and well-being of our patrons, volunteers, and staff and providing a theatre experience that is enjoyable for our patrons. This safety plan is extensive, but we feel that it is not so restrictive that our patrons cannot enjoy a visit to the theatre. In fact, we believe that it is because of these restrictions that patrons will be able to have an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the CTC for a safe and enjoyable evening at the theatre.

  • Theatres will be limited to 75 percent capacity to allow for socially distanced seating. Socially distanced seating will leave at least one vacant seat between parties. 
  • All patrons are required to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the past 72 hours upon arrival.
  • Because we are requiring proof of vaccination or a recent negative test, face masks are optional.
  • All transactions will be conducted by phone or online, and ticket holders will be checked in upon arrival with a touchless procedure.
  • Signage and floor markings are in place to reinforce social distancing and recommended patron behavior.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the building, including at the entrances and exits, in the lobby, and outside of restrooms.
  • Protective plexiglass barriers have been installed at box office counters.
  • Playbills are digital, rather than printed, to eliminate the risk of transference.
  • Automatic touchless faucets are available in all of our restrooms to eliminate the need to touch faucets while washing your hands.
  • We have converted our toilets to automatic flush systems and have replaced soap and paper towel dispensers with automatic dispensers.
  • We have installed a GPS bipolar ionization air purification system that removes 99.4% of viruses like COVID-19 from indoor air.
  • Water fountains will be temporarily out of use.
  • Wheelchairs will be available and sanitized after each use.
  • Our theatre, lobby, and restrooms, including seats, armrests, and other high-touch surfaces, will be sanitized regularly using a combination of disinfectant sprays, wipes, and electrostatic sprays.


“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