COVID-19 & Public Health Update
We are continuing to closely monitor developments around COVID-19 and are following guidelines provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the NYC Department of Education, and the City of New York.
Our Atlantic Acting School studios reopened in a hybrid model in the fall of 2020 and will reopen at full capacity in the fall of 2021. Atlantic staff will largely continue to work remotely until then and are reachable via email between 10am and 6pm ET. Please click here for staff contact information.
Atlantic Theater Company
We’re coming home! For more information about our 2021|2022 Season, click here.
At Atlantic, we are committed to providing and maintaining a gathering place that is free of known hazards. In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccinations for all employees and audiences moving forward.
Our audience policy requires complete Covid-19 vaccinations before the date of attendance, which is defined as fourteen days following a final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. We will accept proof at the theater via the Excelsior Pass, the NYC Covid Safe Pass for Android and iOS, a copy or photo of your CDC vaccination card, and/or a copy or photo of an official immunization record from outside the United States. We will additionally require mask-wearing indoors at our theater for all audience members and staff until further notice.
Audiences under 12, and those that are requesting accommodation due to a medical condition or closely held religious belief should email us at email@example.com for more details about our current policy.
All of our facilities have been upgraded to meet and/or exceed air filtration standards as recommended by the CDC.
Our single ticket exchange policy for the first production of our season (The Last of the Love Letters) has been revised to allow for exchanges up to 48 hours prior to a performance. However, if ticket buyers are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 within 14 days of their visit, or been instructed to self-isolate within the last 10 days, we ask that they stay home and contact us as soon as possible to discuss rebooking options.
We recognize that public health guidelines may change in the coming months and ask that you bear with us as we make the necessary safety adjustments. We also ask that audiences do their part to protect themselves and others by reviewing and agreeing to the attendance protocols before attending our theater.
Thank you so much. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Atlantic!
All unused member tickets from the partially-canceled 2019|2020 season have been automatically transferred into flexible packages applicable to our upcoming 2021|2022 season. These vouchers may be used on any show next season, including our production of The Bedwetter. If you purchased an additional guest ticket, that has been converted into a patron credit and is being held in your account. This credit may also be used on any upcoming 2021|2022 show. If you would prefer to donate the cost of your ticket back to Atlantic, please email us here. We’re so grateful!
For more information about our 2021|2022 Memberships and redeeming rollover tickets, click here.
Atlantic Acting School
We are thrilled to finally be returning to the classroom this fall! In order to safeguard the health of our entire community, we are requiring Covid-19 vaccinations for all incoming and returning students ages 12 and up, as well as all Atlantic employees, no later than August 30, 2021 (with a final vaccination dose no later than August 16, 2021).
KIDS AND TEENS PROTOCOLS
Pick-up/Drop-off: Parents and caretakers will drop off and pick up students from the main lobby. For classes in Studio A (330 W. 16th St. entrance), this means the lower lobby outside of Studio A and for classes in studios 1 through 7 (76 Ninth Ave. entrance), this means the main lobby of Atlantic’s offices. Caretakers will not be permitted in the studios and must exit the lobby after dropping off until pick-up time.
Vaccinations: For students ages 12+, proof of vaccination will be required. We will collect this information prior to the start of the semester via an online form. All Atlantic faculty and staff are required to show proof of vaccination status to work on-site.
Physical Distancing: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students within classrooms to reduce transmission risk.” We will mark spaces in the studios where students will stand to adhere to the 3’ distancing policy for a majority of class time in classes with unvaccinated students. There will not be a distancing policy in classrooms with only vaccinated students.
Face Coverings: Students and faculty must wear face coverings at all times while inside Atlantic spaces. Again, mask wearing is required during all classes and at all times. For teens in classes in which all students are vaccinated, some scene work may allow for short periods of time (no more than 5 minutes) when the performer may remove their mask, if the scene allows for a 6 foot distance between actors. Masks will be required prior to and upon completion of the scene. (No snacks or food will be permitted in the studio.)
Ventilation/HVAC: The studios and all of our facilities have been upgraded to meet and/or exceed air filtration standards as recommended by the CDC. Air scrubbers have been installed in each studio.
Building Cleaning and Disinfection: Atlantic’s cleaning and disinfection protocols are developed in accordance with ongoing and evolving guidance from New York State and from the CDC.
Positive Cases: Classes with students under 12: In the event there is a positive case in a particular class, all students will be asked to isolate for 10 days. Students will continue to receive remote instruction while they quarantine for the class the week following the reported case. Any student who received a positive test result will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result in order to return to in-person instruction.
Health Screening: Each class day, students (or their caretaker) must complete a three question daily health screening form online—A welcome screen will display in email format once the form is completed, which you will show to gain admittance to the classroom.
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we muscle through our new and ever-changing reality together. Thank you for being a part of the Atlantic family. We’re grateful you’re in it.
Would you consider making a donation today? Any amount makes a difference, be it $300, $150, or even $25. And by contributing at any level, you’re not just sustaining us in a time of great need. You’re standing with all of us, saying that Atlantic – along with the entire community – will emerge from this situation stronger and more vibrant than ever. While our teams continue to operate remotely, we encourage online donations. However, if you would prefer to send us a check in the mail, you may do so here:
Atlantic Theater Company
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