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Sunset Playhouse Covid-19 Guidelines

Important Information

Global Plasma Solutions – Sunset Playhouse

Thanks to a very generous donor, Sunset has installed a new Global Plasma Solution’s Bipolar Ionization System throughout the building to make it even safer to work, volunteer, perform, or attend shows at the Playhouse. This system kills pathogens, reduces airborne particles, neutralizes odors, and saves energy. To date, we are one of the few theaters in the state to install this powerful system.

Click HERE to read more about GPS at Sunset.

Sunset COVID-19 Guidelines

Sunset Playhouse has created extensive Guidelines for the safety of our patrons, performers, volunteers, students, and staff.  These guidelines are subject to change.  

Thank you for reviewing the information below. We believe that, upon reflection, you will make a personal decision as to whether the time is right for you to return to the Playhouse. Please know that we respect whatever decision you make, just as we know you will respect our decision to move forward with care.

Sunset understands that the decision to have a COVID vaccine is a personal one. For the safety of Sunset patrons, volunteers, performers, production teams, crews, students, and staff, we encourage you to seriously consider being fully vaccinated before returning to Sunset.

General Guidelines/Information for
Patrons, Volunteers, Performers & Staff

  • Based on the current CDC Guidelines, masks are no longer required while attending or performing in a Sunset performance, or volunteering.  However, if you prefer to wear one, please continue to do so.
  • Sunset will have masks available at the door for those who do not have one.
  • Our Playhouse actors will be fully vaccinated.
  • Our 2021-22 and 2022-23 Seasons will offer full-capacity seating.
  • Patron Volunteers, Performers, and Staff are asked to stay home if not feeling well. 
  • There will be hand sanitizing stations in the lobby please use before entering the theater. Frequent use of hand sanitizer as well as frequent hand-washing recommended for all.

Audition/Rehearsal/Performance Guidelines

Auditions will be by appointment  – sign up at


All children and adults auditioning for an Adult Furlan Auditorium Production will need to be fully vaccinated for Covid19 or present a medial exemption signed by a physician at the audition.

If you do not bring proof of vaccination or a medical exemption, you will need to provide vaccination proof or a signed medical exemption to Brooke Olson before callbacks.

Until further notice all performers will need to wear a mask during rehearsals.


Masks will not be worn on stage during performances. All performers will need to wear a mask while off stage in dressing rooms, and shop areas. Backstage Crew and Stage Managers are required to wear masks while in performances. Pit Musicians will need to wear a mask when not actively playing an instrument. Masks are required for all production members when visiting friends and family in the lobby following performances.

If you are not vaccinated due to a medical exemption, you will need to provide the Brooke Olson, Production Manager with a negative COVID-19 test taken 24-36-hours before the first dress rehearsal and again, no more than 24-36 hours prior to the first performance of each week in a show’s run. You will be responsible for the costs of these tests.

All communication concerning COVID-19 must be sent to the Production Manager, Brooke Olson. Sunset will notify cast, crew, and production team of any COVID-19 positive individuals in the production.

COVID-19 Exposure during  rehearsals / performances
Quarantine is NOT required for an individual who has been within 6 ft. of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 mins or more over a 24-hour period if:  
1.  Individual is fully vaccinated and experiencing no symptoms. 
2.  Individual was diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 3 months and experiencing no symptoms.

You may attend rehearsals or performances but will be required to wear a mask for 10 days.

Quarantine is REQUIRED for an individual who has been within 6 feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15-minutes or more over a 24-hour period if:
1. Individual is not vaccinated due to a medical exemption.
2: Individual is fully vaccinated and experiencing symptoms.

End isolation after 5 full days from development of symptoms as long as you have been fever-free for 24-hours before return. On return, a mask will be required for 5 additional days. If during performances, a clear mask will be provided.

If severely ill with COVID-19, or are immunocompromised isolation period will be at least 10-days

Additional guidelines may be added—or some removed—as needed.

 School Guidelines

Based on the current CDC Guidelines, masks are no longer required while attending a Sunset School for the Arts class, workshop or performance.  However, if you prefer to wear one, please continue to do so.  Students involved in School for the Arts classes and productions are not required to be vaccinated, however, vaccinations are encouraged.

Certain protocols will continue:

    • Parents or other caregivers will not be allowed in the building.
    • Classroom spaces will be cleaned and disinfected in between sessions and nightly.
    • Hand sanitizer will be provided in each classroom and all public spaces.
    • Weather permitting, we may conduct classes outdoors.
    • Instructors will continue to wear masks for the 3 – 5 year old classes.
    • Additional guidelines may be added, or some removed, as the situation continues to evolve.

Entertainment returns to Sunset!

We believe that the arts are more important than ever and we are excited to once again offering entertainment options for our patrons, performance opportunities for our actors, volunteer activities for those ready to be busy again, and meaningful employment for our staff.

Throughout the pandemic, our commitment has been to follow CDC guidelines based on COVID-19 community levels and adjust our policies as recommended. 

Per the CDC, if you are at high risk for severe illness you should talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to continue wearing a mask in public. Certainly, all patrons are free to wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so, and we will have them available if needed.  

If you hold tickets to a Sunset show, and are no longer comfortable attending given this update, please contact the box office to exchange your tickets for a voucher for a future production. We appreciate your patience throughout this process as we have worked to keep the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff our top priority. 


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