We're pleased to welcome patrons back safely to WBTT’s indoor performances. To ensure the safety of patrons, artists and staff, we have implemented several precautions, procedures and policies. Please note that as we closely monitor the situation with COVID-19, these guidelines are subject to change. When they do, we will communicate these changes on our website, in emails and in our theatre. We've prepared a 2-minute video to show you how easy it is to attend a show at WBTT while observing the simple measures in our COVID-19 Safety Protocol. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH THE SAFETY VIDEO.

 

 

#SafeArtsSarasota Uniform Protocol, Effective 9/26/21

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has joined with more than 30 other local arts organizations in the #SafeArtsSarasota initiative, to adopt uniform protective measures for everyone’s safety.

The participating arts organizations will uphold robust health and safety protocols for the protection of the community, patrons, artists and staff, and to maintain the economic stability of local arts institutions. Therefore, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has implemented the following policy:

  • All patrons age 12 and older attending a performance indoors must show either:
    • A negative COVID-19 PCR (or NAT) test administered by a medical provider/official testing center no earlier than 72 hours before the time of their performance OR
    • A negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test administered by a medical provider/official testing center no earlier than 24 hours prior to the time of their performance. Home testing kit results will not be accepted for entry.
  • If patrons prefer, CDC or other official vaccination record showing the patrons are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least 14 days since the final dose) may be voluntarily presented at the door as an acceptable alternative to negative COVID-19 test results.
  • Both physical and electronic presentation of documents will be accepted. Photo identification must accompany the presentation of all documents.
  • All patrons age 6 and up, regardless of vaccination or testing status, must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue.
  • Protocols will be revisited and may be revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic, including possible use of additional screening protocols.

CLICK HERE for more information about #SafeArtsSarasota and the participating arts organizations.


WBTT’s Additional Precautions and Procedures

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe follows CDC guidelines. We have several certified COVID-19 safety officers to inform our policies that are designed to protect our patrons, cast and crew and to minimize the chances of spreading the virus.

Our on-site performers, musicians, crew members and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If anyone tests positive or comes into contact with someone who has tested positive, we instigate testing and contact tracing, and ensure that affected individuals observe the current CDC-recommended quarantine period. If anyone feels unwell, they are asked not to come to our campus.

We employ a cleaning company to thoroughly sanitize and disinfect all surface areas daily, including seats and other areas patrons may touch.

Our HVAC systems are regularly maintained, and we have installed UV air scrubbers/purifiers throughout these systems in both of our facilities.

 

Policies About Ticketing, Arrival, Capacity, Masks and Concessions

Please note that tickets to our performances and events are currently being sold at 100-percent capacity. Ticket sales will be cut off two hours prior to all performances. Walk-up tickets will not be available. Please be prepared to give the name your order was purchased under to the box office staff at Will Call in the theatre lobby and supply a valid form of ID upon request. Or, if you chose the print-at-home option, you can bypass the Will Call desk and show your printed ticket or the electronic ticket on your smartphone to an usher at the theatre entrance.

Concessions will not be available until further notice, and no outside food or drink may be consumed on the premises. Thank you for abiding by these rules for everyone’s safety!

 

COVID-19 RISK AND LIABILITY STATEMENT

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT) recognizes that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases exists in any public place. COVID-19 and its variants are highly contagious diseases that can lead to serious illness or death. By attending WBTT’s events and programming on our campus and elsewhere, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with COVID-19 exposure. All patrons are required to follow WBTT's stated safety procedures and guidelines. Those who do not comply will not be admitted to the event or will be required to leave. If a patron is asked to leave, a refund will be processed the next business day.