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. (Updated 8/6/2021)

Will I be required to be vaccinated?

In accordance with the Edlavitch DCJCC policy, all individuals will be required to show proof of full vaccination each time they enter the EDCJCC by presenting either digital documentation on a smartphone or a physical copy of their vaccination card. Individuals with medical or religious exemptions to vaccinations will be required to show proof of a NEGATIVE Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival to the EDCJCC.

Fully vaccinated means either that 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized double-dose vaccine or since receiving the sole dose of an FDA- or WHO-authorized single dose vaccine.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

Mask wearing will be required inside of the building by all people at all times (except when eating/drinking in designated areas). Only performers and guests invited onstage may be unmasked.

Will seats 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, 1:00PM to 5:00PM) 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 purchase tickets now? 

Should performance cancellations or postponements continue through the 2021-2022 season as a result of the pandemic, we will continue to offer patrons 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.

Will there be a streaming option for shows? 

A streaming option will be available for ticket holders to Becoming Dr. Ruth and Tuesdays with Morrie (with more productions coming) who feel ill or are otherwise unable to attend in-person.

Streaming Only tickets for Becoming Dr. Ruth are now on sale. Access to the recording will run October 11th through October 24th.

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.

The Ticket Office is available 1pm to 5pm Monday through Friday and one hour before a performance at (202) 777-3210.