Updated March 3rd, 2022


Dear Friends,

In August of 2021, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre’s Board of Directors adopted policies which aimed to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 in our community. These policies relied heavily on guidance from the CDC, MDHHS, and the Kent County Health Department. In recent weeks, that guidance has changed significantly, as has the CDC’s mechanism for tracking COVID-19 transmission. As a result, our Board of Directors has updated its policies to reflect improving COVID-19 numbers in our community and the latest guidance from the CDC, MDHHS, and KCHD.

These updated policies reflect the latest transmission guidelines from the CDC. Kent County is currently in the medium transmission level, and these policies will go into effect beginning with the opening of Ten for All (March 18th) and remain in place unless or until the level moves to high.

On behalf of our entire family of patrons, staff, and volunteers, I would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Thank you for your continued support of Grand Rapids Civic Theatre!

Bruce Tinker
Executive Director

Policies in Effect for DRAGONS LOVE TACOS (MARCH 4th – 13TH):

Face masks are required for all guests to the theatre, regardless of vaccination status.

Proof of vaccine and/or negative Covid test are not required.

Concessions are limited to bottled water only.

Policies in effect beginning March 18th, 2022:

Face masks are optional for guests to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.
Of course, patrons who feel more comfortable wearing face masks are welcome to do so!

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will continue its practice of enhanced sanitization of the building, with special emphasis placed on high-traffic areas.

We will return to offering our full selection of concession items. 
As always, concessions are not to be consumed in the auditorium, only in the lobby areas.

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will take extra steps to ensure fresh air circulation in our building. This includes leaving doors open when possible and opening large doors backstage between performances. 

Q. Will you be implementing social distancing in your auditorium?

A. In line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD), Grand Rapids Civic Theatre will not be implementing social distancing measures at this time.

Q. Will performers be masked while on stage?

A. No. Performers are encouraged to wear masks backstage when feasible.

Q. What are your vaccination requirements?

A. In line with recommendations from the CDC, MDHHS, and KCHD, Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is not requiring proof of vaccination for patrons at this time.

Q. I’m uncomfortable with your policies. May I receive a refund?

A. Yes. While GRCT does not typically offer refunds or exchanges, we are relaxing this policy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Patrons who are uncomfortable attending a performance for any reason may contact our box office at tickets@grct.org or 616-222-6650 (select option 1) and may either receive a voucher or credit for future performances or a refund.