COVID-19 Safety Information for Audiences

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COVID-19 Information and Resources at UT Austin

Find more information about COVID-19 safety policies at The University of Texas at Austin and updates regarding safety on campus. 


The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to the health and safety of our community, including students, faculty, staff and guests. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, we want to reassure our audiences that we are continuing to monitor the situation and are taking steps to ensure a safe return to in-person performance. 

Guidelines for Guests

In alignment with The University of Texas at Austin's guidelines, Austin Public Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we recommend the following for all visitors to our theatres: 


Face masks are recommended inside all university buildings at the comfort level of guests for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. Masks are available to guests at the Winship Box Office and Main Office during open hours by request. 


Social distancing is recommended and encouraged when possible for individuals who are not fully vaccinated or who have weakened immune systems.


We encourage all guests to wash their hands well and often. Avoid touching your face and face covering. Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout our venues.


We ask that any individuals experiencing symptoms or who are feeling unwell avoid public gatherings. If you are unwell and need to change your ticket reservation, please contact us directly for assistance at


A COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible individuals ages 12 and up is strongly advised.

More information about vaccination and testing options for the city of Austin are available HERE(link is external). Information about on-campus resources is available HERE

Department Safety Policies

We're all in this together, and the Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to doing our part to help keep our community safe by implementing the following:

  • Masking is encouraged across campus and in all university buildings according to guests' comfort level. 
  • The HVAC systems in the F. Loren Winship Building have been updated in the past five years to include increased airflow and ventilation. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the building. We strongly encourage thorough hand-washing and hand sanitizing regularly for all individuals in our building.
  • Theatre spaces and high traffic areas will be deep cleaned following performances and with increased frequency throughout the building. 
  • Signage with information about safety policies and procedures will be posted throughout the building and in all areas surrounding the theatres.