By Victoria Erickson
As we prepare to begin a new season of performances at The Lincoln Center, we want to assure you that your health and safety are important to us. We realize that it has been well over a year and a half since some of our loyal patrons have been members of a physical audience. Although many of you have expressed unbridled excitement to get back into the theater, we know preparing to step back into our venue may come along with some trepidation. We’re here to set your minds at ease.
As a City of Fort Collins facility, The Lincoln Center works closely with federal, state and local public health officials to monitor community health impacts related to COVID-19. Following current guidelines, no requirements exist for event entry or attendance to The LC LIVE series or other City presented events. However, face coverings or masks are strongly encouraged in The Lincoln Center regardless of vaccination status. It’s also good to note that The Lincoln Center is not currently open to the public and entry into the venue is limited to those attending a ticketed or scheduled event.
We feel it is also important that we mention that many performances and events that take place at The Lincoln Center are presented by private producers and organizations. At their own discretion, these event organizers may stipulate requirements for entry such as masks, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of negative COVID-19 testing. Performances with these specific types of requirements for entry will be clearly stated on the show’s event page on the LCtix website.
Beyond entry, we have spent the last year and a half making sure that The Lincoln Center is the safest gathering space in the region, and we want you to feel good about attending events here. Let us assure you that The Lincoln Center meets all current public health orders and guidelines and we’ve been busy implementing some new policies and technologies for your safety as well. Here are just a few of the things we are doing to keep you and our community safe as we welcome you back.
A Breath of Fresh Air – We have increased the frequency of our air exchange; currently, our HVAC system exchanges inside air with fresh outside air every 10 minutes.
Keeping it Clean – With the help of electrostatic sprayers, the latest in cleaning technology, a deep cleaning of all venue surfaces and spaces takes place daily. In high-traffic areas, restrooms, and other significant touchpoints, sanitization takes place more frequently.
Clean Hands, Safe Hands – Touchless hand sanitizer stations have been positioned at all entrances/exits and high-traffic areas throughout our venue for patrons to use.
Scan and Go – To maintain a limited-touch environment and to minimize close contact with others, The Lincoln Center has implemented the use of brand new, touchless ticket scanners. Now you can just scan your mobile, print-at-home, or hard tickets and enter the theater without directly approaching an usher.
Get with the Program – Our performance programs have gone digital. Easily access your program from your mobile device to minimize person-to-person contact while giving you the ability to peruse show and theatre information in an easy-to-navigate format.
Get out of Line – To prevent long lines and limit person-to-person contact, we encourage limiting in-person Box Office interactions whenever possible by purchasing tickets online at LCtix.com and by selecting mobile or print-at-home ticket delivery as opposed to Will Call pick up.
This list highlights just some of the things we are doing to keep you and our community safe. You can find even more information on our website at LCtix.com/health-and-safety. Here too, you can find the most up-to-date information and because things can change rapidly, it’s a great resource to visit just prior to your scheduled performance.
To say that we are excited to be safely coming together again would be a huge understatement. We’re practically bursting with anticipation at the thought of having the venue bustling and buzzing again with patrons as excited to get back into the theater as we are. Now cue the lights! It’s curtains up!