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Health and Safety Protocols

(updated 9.13.21) 

The arts and cultural organizations of Sarasota County comprise one of the three largest employment sectors of the community. An increasing number of patrons and artists are extremely uncomfortable participating without strong health and safety protocols in place. The failure to secure robust audiences or top artists puts these arts organizations in danger of once again closing their doors, jeopardizing thousands of jobs and millions of dollars the arts infuse into the community each year.    

As a result, Asolo Rep along with eight other Sarasota County arts and cultural organizations, have united and agreed to uphold vigilant health and safety protocols for the protection of our community, patrons, artists, and staff and to maintain the economic stability of our institutions. Therefore, effective September 26, 2021, we will uniformly implement the following policy: 

All patrons aged 12 and older attending a performance indoors must show either: 

  • A negative PCR COVID-19 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. 

Both physical and electronic presentation of documents will be accepted. Photo identification must accompany the presentation all documents. 

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.  

All patrons over age 5 regardless of vaccination/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 use of additional screening protocols.  



Asolo Rep has also put into place the following safety measures: 

  • Asolo Rep is home to a fully vaccinated team of staff, volunteers, cast, crew and creatives. 

  • For safety, all staff and volunteers interacting with patrons will be masked. 

  • The theatre and lobby will be sanitized prior to each performance. 

  • All air handlers have been optimized for maximum air circulation and increased filtration. 

  • Touchless ticketing will be implemented for all performances. 

  • Digital program will be distributed prior to each performance. 



Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these protocols, please reach out to the Asolo Rep Box Office at 941.351.8000 Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, or email boxoffice@asolo.org

Thank you for your ongoing support and flexibility as we work toward safely welcoming you back to live performances! 


Education Classes and Camps

  • For detailed information regarding class and camp safety protocols, visit here.