Welcome to Little Theatre of Norfolk

COVID-19 Safety

Protection Policies

Little Theatre of Norfolk prioritizes the health and safety of our volunteers and patrons. Please check the homepage and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates on our programming.

As Little Theatre of Norfolk continues to offer safe, socially distanced options, we have the following building access procedures. Please review them before participating in any activity on LTN property. Any volunteers or patrons refusing to follow the Little Theatre of Norfolk building access procedures will be required to leave the property. These procedures will be re-assessed as needed based on publicly available information from the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia’s Governor, the CDC, and the WHO, as well as local authorities and doctors, and feedback from our volunteers. They are expected to change as LTN receives new information. Thank you for helping to keep Little Theatre of Norfolk and the greater community safe!

Procedures for Building Access

As a sign of respect to your fellow community members, if you have symptoms of any illness, please alert your group that you are sick, and stay home.

All volunteers and all performers are required to show proof of full vaccination (at least one dose of J&J or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer) before entering the building.

During volunteer calls, rehearsals, performances, and events, all volunteers and patrons will wear masks covering both their mouth and nose:
inside the building and,
during outdoor events where it is not possible to keep at least 6’ of social distance from those not in your household
regardless of vaccination status.

Patrons will be required to show proof of full vaccination (at least one dose of J&J or two doses of Moderna or Pfizer) or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of curtain time. Patrons will wear masks covering both their mouth and nose at all times when on LTN’s property.

Should concessions be offered, patrons may remove their masks when actively eating or drinking in their assigned seat. Masks must be put back on when not eating/ drinking, and when leaving one’s assigned seat for any reason.

Social distances of 6 feet or more shall be maintained at all times between members of different households when on the Little Theater of Norfolk’s property. LTN will do their best to keep at least one buffer seat between parties when selling tickets to any show. Patrons understand that they may be seated within 6’ of someone not in their household due to the layout of LTN’s house.

All volunteers will fill out and sign the LTN COVID Assumption of Risk form prior to their first volunteer shift or rehearsal.

Anyone refusing to follow LTN’s health and safety guidelines will be required to leave the property.

This policy is to protect ALL of our volunteers from possible asymptomatic transmissions. Please keep in mind that you are entering the building/ attending events at your own risk. LTN does not have the most modern, updated air circulation systems, and our HVAC system is not capable of filtering for virus particles.

LTN asks that all volunteers and patrons be respectful of their fellows by following local guidelines and taking reasonable precautions for the health and safety of their community on and off the property. Please remember that if a case is brought into our building, we will have to close again for a number of days for sanitization, which means NO access to the building for anyone during that time.

The Little Theatre of Norfolk suggests that all patrons and volunteers download the COVIDwise application to their phones for an extra line of protection and awareness of any potential exposure.

Other requirements for Building Access:

After all meetings, rehearsals, or other building use activities, ALL volunteers will be required to help sanitize the space. This is in addition to the weekly sanitization of the space in accordance with CDC guidelines which will continue to happen.
Checklists will be provided to include commonly touched surfaces, however, if you have used something that is not on the checklist, that must be sanitized as well.
Any volunteer not willing to participate in these cleaning procedures should stay at home.

COVID-19 appropriate signage will be displayed at all LTN events at the entrance to the building and in other appropriate areas:

  • Masks Required
  • Social Distancing (6’)
  • Hand Washing Reminders
  • Do Not Enter with Symptoms

Requirements to Return to the Building After an Illness:

For unvaccinated persons with known COVID-19 exposure, or any persons with symptoms of COVID-19, the following requirements must be met to return to the building for any purpose:

  • Two different negative COVID tests, the first happening at least 5 days after exposure (or start of symptoms for an unknown exposure), and the second happening at least 3 days after the initial negative test.

For those with symptoms:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
  • Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.​

    Please note that these procedures are a living document, and will be re-assessed regularly based on publicly available information from the Virginia Department of Health, Virginia’s Governor, the CDC, and the WHO, as well as local authorities and doctors, and feedback from our volunteers. They are expected to change as LTN receives new information. Any questions can be directed to info@ltnonline.org.

Ticket Purchases

If you are having symptoms, or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home, and exchange your tickets using our online ticketing platform. You can access the platform with the link in the email receipt for your purchase. If you are having any issues exchanging your tickets, please send an email to tickets@ltnonline.org and a Box Office volunteer will assist the next time the Box Office is open.

Outdoor Audience Safety Procedures

  • Social distances of 6 feet or more shall be maintained at all times when on the property of Little Theater of Norfolk.
  • Patrons will follow all applicable signage and guidelines for the health and safety of LTN volunteers, and their fellow patrons.
  • Should concessions be sold, or coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages be allowed during an event, patrons may remove their masks when actively eating or drinking in their assigned outdoor space. Masks must be put back on when not eating or drinking, and when leaving their assigned area for any reason.
  • Restroom access for outdoor events will be through the lobby restrooms.