Learn more about our Covid Policies for summer camps, Llama Llama and more! 

Updated 08/04/2022

Find the most up-to-date Covid-19 policies and safety protocols at Bay Area Children's Theatre.

Academy Premiere Theatre Training Program

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 May 20th,
2022, we have enacted the following safety protocols for summer camps:

  •  Although mask mandates have been lifted, Bay Area Children’s Theatre still strongly recommends that all participants wear masks while inside, especially while singing. We encourage participants to wear a face mask at all times, with the exception of eating, drinking, and outdoor activities, and strongly suggest that participants put masks back on correctly immediately after being outside.
  • Students and staff will stay at least 6 feet apart from each other as much as possible. Maintaining 6 feet of distance is the best way to protect oneself from others, even when no
    symptoms are present. However, this will not always be possible in class.
  • Staff use EPA-approved wipes to routinely disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tabletops, sink handles, etc.
  • Everyone must wash their hands routinely for at least 20 seconds using warm water and soap available in the facility restrooms before and after eating, after using the restroom, and after touching commonly touched surfaces.
  • Feeling Sick? Stay Home We ask that families take a moment each day to confirm that participants do not have symptoms before coming to camp. Participants exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed to attend class/camp/rehearsal in person until they have been symptom-free for 24 hours and can provide a negative COVID test.
  • What if my class in canceled? In the unlikely event that we are not able to safely provide an in-person camp experience due to an increase in COVID numbers, all current programs will move to virtual offerings.
    ● In the event that camps which have not started must be canceled, tuition may be
    converted to credit for a future camp or class.
    ● No refunds will be given in the event of camps being canceled for COVID-related
    reasons.
    BACT will continue to use data reported by the Alameda County Public Health Department and other sources to make these determinations.
BAY AREA CHILDREN’S THEATRE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS POLICY.

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 members@bactheatre.org 

BACT's Berkeley Theater

Colorful Bay Area Children's Theatre Sign
At this time our season is planned to be exclusively in our indoor Berkeley theatre space. In addition to having a strict covid policy in place, 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 understand that things happen and plans change. So we make it easy for audience members by having a  flexible ticket policy that allows families to reschedule tickets without extra fees or hassle.
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 you have further questions, please contact members@bactheatre.org 

Llama Llama Red Pajama LIVE!

Elephant and Piggie Jumps
Frog and Toad bundles in winter clothing on a sled in front of a snowy white background with green fir trees poking out from the sides. In the top left corner, the title A Year with Frog and Toad in green and white letters.

For this outdoor show, the following COVID-19 policies are put in place to ensure the safety of our staff and audience members. We ask audience members to show up early to the show to go through the following process:

∙ Temperature checks
We will be administering temperature checks at the doors of our theater. Audience members with temperatures over 100.4 F will be asked to return to a later show date when their temperature is lower and they are feeling better.
Masks are optional
Vaccination Requirements
Audience members 18+ must be prepared to show one of the following: 

➡️ Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test

These are the types of tests we will accept at the door:
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 24 hours of the performance
    ***Note – We will accept pictures of negative tests*** 
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 be happy to 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 vaccination and mask policy to others in your party. Please forward any show-related email to your guests so that they know what to expect before their visit
If you have further questions, please contact members@bactheatre.org 

Learn more about the Covid Systems In Place at BACT’s Berkeley Theater 

We ask audience members to show up early to the show to go through the following process:

∙ Temperature checks
We will be administering temperature checks at the doors of our theater. Audience members with temperatures over 100.4 F will be asked to return to a later show date when their temperature is lower and they are feeling better.
Masks are required
Vaccination Requirements
Both adult and children audience members must be prepared to show one of the following: 

➡️ Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test

These are the types of tests we will accept at the door:
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 24 hours of the performance
    ***Note – We will accept pictures of negative tests*** 
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 be happy to 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 vaccination and mask policy to others in your party. Please forward any show-related email to your guests so that they know what to expect before their visit.
If you have further questions, please contact members@bactheatre.org 

Learn more about the Covid Systems In Place at BACT’s Berkeley Theater 

We ask audience members to show up early to the show to go through the following process:

∙ Temperature checks
We will be administering temperature checks at the doors of our theater. Audience members with temperatures over 100.4 F will be asked to return to a later show date when their temperature is lower and they are feeling better.
Masks are required
Vaccination Requirements
Both adult and children audience members must be prepared to show one of the following: 

➡️ Proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test

These are the types of tests we will accept at the door:
  • A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test within 24 hours of the performance
    ***Note – We will accept pictures of negative tests*** 
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 be happy to 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 vaccination and mask policy to others in your party. Please forward any show-related email to your guests so that they know what to expect before their visit.
If you have further questions, please contact members@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!