Center Place Christian Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment for its participants to rehearse, its volunteers to volunteer, its vendors to provide their services and its audience to enjoy their performances. To learn more, check out the Missouri ArtSafe website.

Jackson County MO Health Department COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

  • Current Phase 2.5: Maximum 50% capacity and 6-ft social distancing
  • CPCT will update their protocols, as new guidelines become available.

Enhanced Cleaning & Hygiene Practices

CPCT production staff & volunteers will enforce enhanced cleaning & hygiene practices during auditions, rehearsals, work days, and performances by:

  • Increasing cleaning attention to high touch surfaces in public areas.
  • Providing hand sanitizer for staff, volunteers, participants, vendors, and the public, at points of entry and in common areas.
  • Providing staff & volunteers with disposable gloves when working with surfaces that are difficult to clear (i.e. keyboards).
  • Posting signage encouraging the practice of good personal hygiene located in prominent places.

COVID-19 Dress Code Policies

  • Masks will be required by all when inside the venue or associated spaces, unless social distancing can be achieved and assured (cloth, disposable and/or plastic masks/shields)
  • Disposable face masks will be made available if individuals do not have their own.
  • Masks will not be required during outdoor rehearsals or indoor strenuous activity, unless appropriate social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Masks/face shields may be worn during performances, based on current climate and guidelines.
  • Masks will not be required by families for outdoor performances, when social distancing can be assured.
  • Concessions volunteers will wear masks and wear gloves for the entirety of their shift.

Health Screenings

  • All staff, volunteers, participants, vendors, and patrons will be questioned regarding symptoms of Covid-19, and will self report.
  • Anyone who is sick or exhibiting symptoms will be told to stay home or be denied entry.

Contact Tracing

  • Each person associated with rehearsals, productions, educational programming, special events and physically present in the venue or related spaces will be required to complete a daily check-in, for attendance, at the beginning of each day's entry into the building.
  • Staff, volunteers, and participants will provide their contact information prior to beginning rehearsals. Patrons will be required to provide their name, phone number, and email address upon entry, unless pre-ticketed and CPCT has their contact information.
  • In the event of a report of a positive COVID-19 test result, all persons present, as documented, will be notified of possible exposure and advised to contact their physician for further guidance.
  • CPCT will contact the Jackson County Health Department to inform of any known exposure and provide contact lists as requested.

Contactless Experience

  • Doors will be designated with clear signage for entry and exit, if possible and/or left open as weather permits.
  • The use of physical paperwork will be avoided as much as feasible. All forms are to be made available digitally to the extent possible. When physical paperwork is utilized, writing utensils will be sanitized and gloves will be worn by staff and volunteers to handle paperwork.

Reduced Capacity & Social Dostancing

  • Venue seating plans will be flexible to ensure social distancing of 6 feet and 50% of total seating capacity.
  • Visible signage will be posted in easy to see locations encouraging social distancing, mask wearing, and proper hand washing, or whatever current guidelines entail.
  • Audition and rehearsal plans will be presented for approval to the board.
  • Staff and volunteers will monitor capacity and encourage all to follow social distancing guidelines.
  • All rehearsals are closed and will be limited to only staff, volunteers, and participants. Parent(s) of young children are allowed in a supervisory role.
  • Auditions and/or rehearsals can be conducted virtually or in-person. If in person, the above safety measures for sanitation, hygiene, dress code, and social distancing are in place.

Staff & Volunteer Training

  • All production staff, volunteers, participants (including cast, crew and musicians), and vendors are required to watch the Best Practices for COVID-19 Safety training video on the Missouri Arts Council website prior to beginning onsite work. The website login and video can be found here.
  • All staff, cast, crew, and volunteers will be trained and provided with scripted examples to use for communicating respectfully and professionally to any guest or other visitor who is not in compliance with the guidelines above.
  • Staff, volunteers, and board members will follow all protocols.
  • Staff and board meetings will be conducted onsite social-distanced or virtually as needed.


  • The Board of Directors will communicate in person and in writing, a set of expectations to follow all of the guidelines above to all staff, volunteers, participants, and patrons.
  • Instructions and expectations will be visible for onsite, on social media, and on our website.