COVID-19 Safety Plan
221 Farmers Alley
Farmers Alley Theatre is excited to welcome artists, staff, and audiences back to West Michigan’s only year-round professional equity theatre.
We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for all guests, staff and artists in a safe and healthy environment. To ensure the highest standards of cleanliness and safety, we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan, which follows the most current guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan State Department of Health and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to COVID-19.
Please note that all guidelines and policies are subject to change in accordance with government mandates and recommendations.
Below are some of the basic safety measures we will be implementing:
We require all those entering the theatre provide proof of vaccination at the door. Proof of vaccination can be your actual card, a photo of your card, or proof provided by a foreign government.
If you are unable to receive the vaccine for a medical reason, we understand your disappointment, but at this time, we feel this is the best policy to keep our audiences and everyone who walks thru the Farmers Alley doors as safe as possible.
Due to the recent change in CDC guidelines, we require that guests wear their masks when inside Farmers Alley Theatre. You may lower your mask while taking a drink. Staff members will remain masked at all times. Artists will be permitted to remove their masks on stage during the performance.
Complimentary masks will be made available at the door as needed.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
In consultation with our Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) experts, we have worked to find the best solution for our space to meet government requirements for indoor gatherings.
Hand Sanitizing Stations
Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at our entrance, in restrooms and several other locations on our premises. These will be maintained by the sanitation attendant on duty.
Signs have been posted inside the restrooms reminding guests of proper handwashing procedures.
Arriving for a Show
Guests can arrive at the theatre up to one hour before the show time though we suggest guests arrive within 30 minutes to showtime. Once at the theatre, guests will be guided to their seats in the theatre or should wait outside on Farmers Alley. The lobby will be used as a “flow of traffic” area, not a waiting area. House Management will make special accommodations for guests with disabilities who may need more time to enter the theatre. If possible, we request that guests notify the box office of any such need for special assistance at the time of ticket purchase by calling 269-343-2727.
Guests who have exhibited any of the symptoms of COVID-19 within seventy-two hours of their reservation must call our box office at 269-343-2727 for help rescheduling tickets.
Farmers Alley Theatre encourages all guests to download a digital copy of the program to their personal electronic devices/phones. The program will be easily accessible from the Farmers Alley Theatre website. A link to the program will be emailed to guests included in the reminder sent twenty-four hours prior to their visit. This link will also be posted at the theatre entrance, in addition to a QR code.
Guests are discouraged from bringing large personal items or bags with them to the theatre.