Health and Safety
To the best of our ability, TimeLine will nurture wellness for our audiences, staff, performers, and production teams. The following protocols are developed, reviewed, and updated by our Health & Safety Committee, in accordance with advice from public health experts and our peers across Chicago. All policies are subject to change based on evolving guidance from the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois, and the CDC. These protocols are subject to change as the pandemic evolves.
Masking is not required for audiences at all performances. Masks will be required only at select public performances in our 2023-24 season, specifically at our Distanced Seating performances which are to be scheduled.
In accordance with our values, TimeLine will continue to nurture wellness for our staff, audiences, performers, and production teams. While masking will no longer be required, TimeLine will support an individual’s choice to mask and will continue to make good quality masks available upon request.
Distanced Seating Performances
Select performances during our 2023-24 season will be designated “Distanced Seating performances” and will have a capacity cap, masking requirement, and seating chart so that patrons can sit with additional space allocated between parties. Anyone is welcome to attend, but due to very limited capacity, we ask that immunocompromised be given first chance to reserve. Distanced Performances are:
- The Lifespan of a Fact – Friday, November 17, 2023 at 8pm
- Notes from the Field – Friday, February 16, 2024 at 8pm
- Black Sunday – Friday, May 24, 2024 at 8pm
Sanitization and HVAC
TimeLine will ensure that all high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly. There will also be hand-sanitizer stations available, although we encourage our audiences to wash their hands as often as possible.
Additionally, TimeLine has invested in air filtration devices across our spaces. These devices are stationed in key locations to circulate the air and remove particles with 2 HEPA filters.
Ticketing and Risk Assumption
TimeLine will continue to be a first-come, first-served general admission theatre. Following the protocols above will allow us to operate at full capacity (99 seats).
Patrons who are not feeling well, are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, or have had or been exposed to COVID-19 in the past 10 days, should not attend a show. If you are unable to attend a performance due to these reasons, please contact us to discuss your options.
All patrons understand that there is a risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. Those purchasing tickets and attending TimeLine Theatre productions and events voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Details as of July 12, 2023.