Updated 3/31/21

Please note that these are the current standards we are following based on audience from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Saint Louis County, and Government Officials.  Conditions might change as we get closer to the show date.  It is recommended that you check back often, particularly right before your show to get caught up on the latest expectations.

What You Can Do

Stay Home if You are Felling Ill

Before you visit the Touhill, run through the symptom checklist below. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, please do not come.

  • Do you have a fever temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit / 38 degrees Celsius without having taken any fever-reducing medications?
  • Do you have a loss of smell or taste?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • Do you have muscle aches?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?
  • Do you have chills?
  • Do you have a headache?
  • Have you experienced any gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite?
  • Have you, or anyone you have been in close contact with, been diagnosed with COVID-19, or been placed on quarantine for possible contact with COVID-19?
  • Have you been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or a local public health official?

If you answer “yes” to any of the questions or if you think you have had contact with a person identified as testing positive, stay home and call your health care provider.

Wear a Mask

Wearing a cloth mask is required for attending an event in Saint Louis County.  Doing so will help to protect you from infecting others or being infected yourself.

Wash Your Hands

Your hands are the primary transmitter of viruses.  Frequent hand washing or sanitizing keeps you from getting infected and helps to limit spread. 

Keep Your Distance

Social Distancing or keeping six feet away from strangers is the best defense against person to person spread.  We will be posting reminders throughout the building to help you with this.  Also, refrain from shaking hands as a preventative measure.

Don’t Gather

It is easy to get bunched up in the lobby or while entering and exiting the theater.  Please be cognizant of your group's spacing and try to maintain at least six feet between groups at all times.


What We Are Doing

Ticket Purchasing

  • We are encouraging our event promoters to use paperless tickets or some other form of admission that does not require passing a paper ticket.

Sanitation Standards

  • Prior to your arrival the theater, lobbies, restrooms, and other common areas will be deep cleaned with disinfecting products that kills viruses. 
  • During the event, there will be increased cleaning staff with smaller zones of focus to ensure more frequent cleaning of high touch services such as counter tops, tables and chairs, elevator buttons, handrails, and door handles.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided in the lobby.


  • University and government guidelines as to restrictions on mass gatherings will be followed; this means there will be a safe physical distance between groups and a restriction on available seats to be reserved for a particular event.  
  • Groups will not exceed ten people in any one group.
  • Seating will only occur in marked seats.

Arrival at the Building

  • Early arrival is encouraged to allow for a socially distanced entrance to the theater.
  • Masks are required. Patrons are to bring their own masks and/or gloves as they feel necessary.  The venue will not be providing masks or gloves to patrons.
  • We are not performing wide-spread temperature checks at this time.
  • You will encounter a sign at the doorway to the facility that states:
    • By entering this facility, you are attesting to being COVID-19 symptom free. Specifically, you have no indications of:
      • A fever (a temperature of 100.4 or higher)
      • A cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • Sudden muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • A New loss of taste or smell
    • If you do have any of these symptoms, please do not enter the facility, return home and seek medical advice.
    • You further attest to not being in intimate contact with other people that have been symptomatic or been deemed COVID contagious.
    • If in the sole discretion of facility management, you do exhibit these symptoms, you agree to submit to a temperature check and possible dismissal from the facility.
  • Inside the facility, signage will be in place to remind patrons to socially distance as well as what social distance standard is being used for this performance i.e. three seats between groups or two seats, etc.
  • Paper printed programs will not be provided at this time.
  • Patrons will be asked to maintain space between groups in the lobby and not gather at the theater door when waiting to enter.
  • The house will open as soon as possible to provide more space in the lobby areas.

Navigating the Lobbies

  • When reasonably possible, all lobby, theater, and restroom doors will be propped open to prevent the need to touch the door. When a door must be closed, the venue will try to provide an attendant to open the door.
  • Social distancing guides will be placed on the floor.
  • Drinking fountains will not be available.


  • Masks will be required for all staff that must work in close contact with the public.


  • Every other sink and urinal in the restrooms will be blocked off to allow for social distancing.


  • Concessions will not be offered at this time.


  • Events will last no longer than 75 minutes, and there will be no intermission.

Leaving the Event

  • At the end of the performance theaters will be dismissed by house staff from the back to the front.
  • Patrons will be asked not to congregate in the lobbies after a performance.