Safety Guidelines

Theater J is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, our artists, and our staff. All activity at Theater J and within the EDCJCC will continue to be in accordance with regulations from the DC government and CDC.

Our building has been operating safely all year, with both a preschool and a gym, giving us substantial opportunity to refine our health and safety measures. The Goldman Theater boasts a new and state-of-the-art HVAC system, including a dedicated outdoor air system that brings 100% fresh air into our auditorium at a rate of 14 complete air changes an hour.

We will continue to incorporate the newest guidance, research, and regulations into our planning, and will update you as guidelines change.

Will seats be socially distant in the theater?

The majority of seats will not be socially distanced in the theater.

At select performances of Becoming Dr. Ruth and Tuesdays with Morrie, specific areas of the auditorium will be designated for those who wish to see the production without other patrons adjacent to them. Please contact the Ticket Office at (202) 777-3210 (Monday to Friday, Noon to 4pm) for more information and to reserve your socially distanced seat.

Can I use my credit funds from the previous seasons?

Yes! We are grateful for the sustained support our audience has shown the last year. As we welcome you back for the 2021-2022 season, we invite you to continue to invest in our work through the use of the credits as a result of the past year’s cancellations and postponements. On your renewal form, you will find a summary of your present credit balance. We encourage you to apply all or a portion of these funds to your season subscription renewal. Credits are good through June 2023.

Why should I renew my subscription now? 

Subscribers get the best prices and benefits. You can read all about the perks of being a subscriber here.

Should performance cancellations or postponements continue through the 2021-2022 season as a result of the pandemic, we will continue to offer subscribers the choice of receiving a credit for the value of your tickets for future use, donating your ticket value to assist with our continued costs of virtual programming and operations, or requesting a refund.

Where can I find the most recent safety updates to plan my return to Theater J?

Please visit this webpage for regular updates about safety protocols as set by the CDC and the DC government. We promise to provide you with a full picture of our systems and protocols closer to the beginning of the season.