COVID-19 Update

Racine Theatre Guild COVID-19 Updates

Updated 11/01/2021

Welcome back to live theatre at the Racine Theatre Guild! While we could reflect on the mountains and valleys of challenges the past year and a half has presented on our journey to reopening, we are excited to look to the future. The timeline and line-up of our 84th season may look different than usual, but it is still filled with all the musical, mystery, and mayhem you’ve come to love about RTG. In a year that is a little unconventional, we thank you for being flexible as we work to start the season off on a strong foundation as season tickets will be available starting Monday, October 4 with individual tickets going on sale Friday, November 12.

Throughout the pandemic, the Board of Directors created a COVID-19 Taskforce to assist in developing safety protocols and regulations. Much discussion and research has gone into shaping these policies that follow the CDC and City of Racine Health Department’s recommendations, along with Racine Unified School District practices. While the new RTG rules and recommendations are lengthy and detailed, as we approach our official opening, there are a few general protocols and requirements that you need to be aware of immediately.

To help ensure the health of our patrons, as well as the safety of our volunteers and staff, the Theatre Guild has implemented the following policies:

  • The Theatre Guild will require that all actors and production crews be fully vaccinated. As a result, this means that all children’s roles will be open to kids 12 and above who are vaccinated until a time the vaccine becomes available for those 10 and older.
  • Under the current City of Racine mask mandate, masks will be required to be worn by all patrons, visitors and volunteers regardless of vaccination status, unless actively performing on stage. While front of house volunteers and patrons do not have to be vaccinated, they will be required to wear a mask.
  • Ticket Exchanges: If you are feeling ill or off in any way, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 prior to the performance to exchange your tickets for another show time. If an exchange is impossible, we will provide a refund.
  • Concessions: At this time, concessions will not be available for purchase at performances. In addition, the first Friday opening night receptions prior to performances will not be taking place.

The Racine Theatre Guild has always felt that the health and safety of its volunteers and patrons is our highest priority. The board and staff will do whatever we can to keep our theatre family safe in these uncertain times. As part of the greater Racine community the Guild needs to do its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

All restrictions are subject to review and change by the COVID-19 Taskforce, based on recommendations by the CDC and the Racine Health Department.

**All policies are subject to change

Racine Theatre Guild Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. Please keep the following in mind during your visit:

  • Following the City of Racine’s mask mandate, patrons, volunteers, production teams, and staff must wear a mask when visiting RTG and for in-person performances, plus abide by assigned socially distanced seating
  • If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and visit us at another time
  • We will be disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently and have hand sanitizer available for use
  • Additional guidelines may be added or removed as the situation evolves.
  • All theatre class students and staff are required to wear a mask during courses and productions.


How can I help support RTG?

As a nonprofit, community theatre, over 65% of our funding comes from ticket sales. Due to the generosity of our donors and the talents of our volunteers, we have been trying to maintain our overhead costs throughout our closure. However, extending our closure puts a strain on our financial resources and there are a few ways you can help support our ability to continue “lighting up lives at all stage”:
  • Make a contribution to the Racine Theatre Guild
    • Visit our Donation page or mail gifts to Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404!
  • Follow Racine Theatre Guild on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter
    • Comment, share, and tell your stories to spread the word about RTG!
  • Check out our There’s No Place Like Home page for more at-home content!

Who can I contact with questions?

The Racine Theatre Guild Box Office is currently open Tuesday and Thursday, 12 – 4 p.m. Visit us in person or call (262) 633-4218 with any questions or for more information.

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