The health and safety of our patrons, staff, volunteers, students and community continues to remain our highest priority.
To help ensure a safe and enjoyable visit, please read through our
current COVID-19 safety procedures and rules. Policies and procedures
are reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the most up-to-date recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with local and national health officials.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in helping us maintain the safest environment possible here at OCP.
- All individuals are required to wear masks at all times while in
the building regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn
throughout the entirety of the show. Masks will be available free of
charge or patrons may bring their own. All masks must be worn properly
in accordance with CDC guidelines, covering both the nose and mouth.
- For the protection of our patrons, volunteers and staff, OCP
will not allow mask exemptions of any kind, including medical
exemptions. Those who are unable or unwilling to wear a mask for the
duration of their visit to OCP should call the OCP box office to obtain a
- On-stage performers and orchestra members must provide proof of
full vaccination by their first in-person rehearsal date. During
performances, on-stage performers and select orchestra members will
remove their masks.
- All OCP employees and any individuals associated with OCP
productions or programming must provide proof of full vaccination by
November 19, 2021. This includes, but is not limited to: volunteers,
teaching artists, directors, music directors, choreographers, stage
managers, assistant directors/choreographers/music directors, fight
directors, dialect coaches, backstage crew, composers, designers (sound,
lighting, scenic, costume), over hire, ushers and greeters.
- Audience members are required to self-screen for a fever and
symptoms of illness prior to arriving at OCP. Those with fever or other
symptoms may exchange their ticket at no cost. To view symptoms of
COVID-19, please click here.
- Seating inside the theatres will not be socially-distanced.
- An enhanced air filtration system has been installed to keep
clean, fresh air circulating in the theatres and throughout the
- Bars will be open before each show and during intermission for
beverage and snack sales. Patrons are invited to enjoy bar items in both
the lobby and theatre areas. Please be respectful of those around you
by replacing your mask when you are not actively eating or drinking,
especially when seated in the theatre.
- Plexiglass barriers have been installed in and around the OCP
Box Office to better protect our patrons, staff and volunteers.
Cash-free payments are encouraged and touchless credit card transactions
are being offered.
- We will no longer be hosting post-show meet-and-greets with the actors in the lobby.
- Common areas and performance halls are being cleaned and sanitized daily.
- All restrooms have been outfitted with touchless fixtures. Restrooms are being sanitized daily and throughout performances.
SUPPORT LOCAL ART DURING COVID-19
Being forced to innovate through a global pandemic has given us a
renewed appreciation for what it means to be a community theatre. Art is
healing. Art is human. Art connects us with one another in ways nothing
else can. The art created within our walls is essential to our
community now more than ever. And our community is essential to our art.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to ask how you can help.
Your spirit and generosity embody what makes the Omaha community so
special. Here are a few ideas on how you can help support local art here
at OCP during COVID-19.
Make a Donation
The show must go on. With severely reduced capacities in our theatres
throughout the 2020/21 season and the cancellation of our holiday
productions, including the 45th year of A Christmas Carol, the Omaha
Community Playhouse lost critical ticket revenue we rely upon to sustain
our beloved organization. But you can help! Please consider making a
monetary donation in support of our continued work. Your support will
help OCP endure these challenging times, ensuring that we will be ready
to once again come together to share the power of live theatre and the
joy of human connection. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and are
100% tax-deductible. To make a donation, click here!
Purchase a Season Subscription
A great way to support the Omaha Community Playhouse is by purchasing a
subscription. Not only will you have the chance to see some fantastic
productions, but you’ll also help ensure that future generations are
able to gather under one roof to share this magical, healing, communal
experience we call theatre. To purchase a season subscription, click here!
Attend a Show
We have a season filled with incredible titles and outstanding creative talent. Join us and see for yourself! To see a list of this season's shows, click here!
Purchase an OCP Gift Certificate
OCP Gift Certificates are a wonderful way to show your support.
Gift certificates can be used to purchase subscriptions, single tickets,
classes, workshops and more! Give yourself—or someone you
love—something fun to look forward to! To purchase an OCP Gift Certificate, please contact the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.
Donate the Value of your Ticket
If you can't attend your show, consider donating the paid value of
your ticket back to OCP rather than requesting a refund. Not only will
your donation help OCP during this critical time, but your donation is
also 100% tax-deductible. We are so grateful to the many generous
patrons who have already chosen to donate the cost of their tickets back
to OCP. Your support will make an important impact. Thank you! To donate the value of your ticket, please call the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention an
inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where
people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can
lead to severe illness and death. Senior citizens and guests with
underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting the
Omaha Community Playhouse, you voluntarily assume all risks related to
exposure to COVID-19.