➡️ Accessibility at BACT

updated 01/26/23

COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Academy Premiere Theatre Training Program

FALL AND WINTER CLASSES

Bay Area Children’s Theatre Academy is keeping a close eye on COVID statistics and will continue to update protocols as needed to protect our community. As of September 21st, 2022, we have enacted the following safety protocols for classes:

All participants who attend class do so at their own risk. No refunds will be given in the event of a participant testing positive for COVID.

Bay Area Children’s Theatre reserves the right to change this policy.

Berkeley Theater

Now playing: The Day You Begin

WHAT WE’RE DOING
To keep staff and audience members safe, we have renovated our heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system to increase airflow and circulation throughout our theatre.
In addition to this, we also disinfect all surfaces in our lobby twice per show (before the lobby opens and during the show). We also disinfect the seats in our theater after every show.  
We are committed to the health and safety of our audience members and staff and will continue to monitor state guidelines and CDC recommendations for the best protocols to make your theatre-going experience enjoyable and safe.

BERKELEY THEATER POLICY

Due to the proximity to the actors, all patrons over the age of 2 must wear a mask. We highly encourage patrons to be up-to-date on vaccinations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. 

Why Mask?

BACT is committed to providing access to theater for all children. Wearing a mask at our shows helps ensure equal access for those with disabilities. In enforcing this policy, we hope to prioritize immunocompromised and disabled individuals and let all have an opportunity to experience the joy of theater.

We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding our mask policy. Please contact gabrielle@bactheatre.org, and someone from our team will respond as soon as possible.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Feeling Sick? In the event that you should feel sick or experience symptoms of Covid-19, we encourage you to please stay home. Our box office will happily assist you in rescheduling your tickets at members@bactheatre.org

Tickets Purchased for Others
If you are the ticket purchaser, it is your responsibility to communicate BACT’s mask policy to others in your party. Please forward any show-related emails to your guests so they know what to expect before their visit.

Ticket Policy

Due to high demand, the following ticket policy is in place to ensure that available patrons can attend the shows they desire. If you have any questions, please contact us at hello@bactheatre.org 
GENERAL PUBLIC
  • There are limited seats for every show. If you cannot make your show, please notify us by 9:00 AM the Monday before your scheduled performance, so your tickets can be released–We will honor ticket credits. We cannot honor ticket credits for any notifications that come after 9:00 AM the Monday before your scheduled performance. 
  • For special circumstances, please contact our box office for assistance. Thank you!
MEMBERS
  • Although members get unlimited access to our shows, there are a limited number of seats for every show AND a limited number of member seats available at every show.
  • If you cannot make your show, let us know by 9:00 AM the Monday before your scheduled performance, so your tickets can be released. Notifications that come before the deadline are eligible to receive ticket credits for other show reservations.
  • Any notifications after 9:00 AM on the Monday before your scheduled performance might affect your future show reservations. Tickets might be released for other patrons to purchase.
  • If you would like to book more than three performances for a show, please reach out to our box office at hello@bactheatre.org for assistance in reserving additional performances. 
  • For special circumstances, please contact our box office for assistance. Thank you!

NOTE: This policy applies to Berkeley performances only. San Francisco performances cannot be rescheduled, credited, or refunded.

If you have further questions, please contact hello@bactheatre.org 

BACT Staff & Artists

All current staff and artists are fully vaccinated. All actors are “up-to-date” with vaccinations including booster shots. We also strongly encourage all participants, employees, renters and visitors of BACT ages 5+ to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and suggest the booster for those eligible.

If you have further questions, please contact hello@bactheatre.org 

Education Outreach Programs

BACT’s Arts-in-Schools teaching artists are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Any in-person Arts-in-Schools programming will follow CDC recommendations for student safety including:
  • Wearing Masks in indoor spaces
  • Social Distancing 3-6 ft.
  • Health check-ins conducted by host location
Join the Education Outreach email list to learn about our arts education programming. Email schools@bactheatre.org to join the email list!

 

Student Matinees and Field Trips to Our Theatre Spaces

All students, teachers, and chaperones are required to wear a mask while at our theatre spaces. We are committed to the health and safety of our audience members and staff and will continue to monitor state guidelines and CDC recommendations for the best protocols to make your theatre-going experience enjoyable and safe. If anyone in your party is feeling sick or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to please stay home.
If you have further questions, please contact schools@bactheatre.org