Yale College COVID policy for performing arts

updated 9/26/22

The Undergraduate Production team is available to production teams to help them strategize and adapt plans for rehearsal and performance.

Information about the music lessons for credit program is here.

The guidance below is updated when conditions permit/require change. Please review often.

  • Performance teams should consult Safer Yale Practices  and Events, Gatherings, & Meetings guidance.
  • In general, masking must observe the Yale Mask Requirements and Guidance.
    • The faculty-led Yale Symphony Orchestra, Yale Concert Band, Yale Jazz Ensembles, Yale Precision Marching Band, and Yale Glee Club will receive masking guidance from their Directors.
    • Theater and Performance Studies senior projects will receive information about masking requirements from Production Manager Nathan Roberts.
  • Guest artists and non-Yale patrons, including on leave students registered as visitors, must follow the Visitors Policy.
  • Production activity should incorporate additional COVID Review Team guidance for performances, competitions, spectators or audiences.
    • Performances must be planned with guidance and approval from an Undergraduate Production Technical Director.
    • A 6’ - 12’ space is recommended between unmasked performer/s and audiences. 
    • 1 hour rest period is required between performances in same venue.
    • Patrons
      • Some larger venues may require reduced patron capacity and/or masking. Please consult with venue manager. Yale College venues may use 100% capacity. 
      • All patrons, including non-Yale patrons, must be asymptomatic with an up to date vaccination status.
      • Undergraduate Production House Manager (HM) is required. HM can be requested (at least a week in advance) from justin.deland@yale.edu.
    • Advertising and ticketing
      • All advertising and ticketing should state that the performance is for asymptomatic patrons with an up to date vaccination status.
      • ​Production teams with ticketed performances should use the YaleConnect (instructions here) or the Yale College Eventbrite ticketing systems.