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COVID-19 Reopening Plans

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, will be following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and industry safety guidelines for reopening performing arts centers. While Bass Hall currently remains closed to the public, we have started our phased reopening plan with the goal of full capacity performances this fall. Additional details will be announced at a later date.

Performing Arts Fort Worth Touring Shows

Producers need to have the ability to operate a contiguous tour across the U.S. under the same health and safety guidelines.

It’s not financially feasible for the show to play a few cities, and then have to lay off a few weeks because other cities are not able to host indoor mass gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions, including social distancing. For the latest Broadway at the Bass information, click here.

Resident Companies

Select Bass Hall resident companies (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, the Cliburn) may present performances with reduced capacity seating and social distancing measures in place. Additional details to be announced at a later date.

Reopening in 2021

As we plan to reopen later this year, we will have very stringent safety protocols and procedures in place to protect our patrons, staff and volunteers, as well as the staff and crews of our resident and touring companies. Our safety protocols and procedures will continue to be updated and adjusted to adhere to the latest health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

New Safety Protocols at Bass Hall

Masks are Required

Face coverings will be required in all areas of the venue, including inside the theater during the performance. Masks/face coverings must be worn over both the mouth and nose per CDC guidelines.*

Social Distancing

Social distancing measurements will be implemented throughout the venue, including, but not limited to entrances, exits, restrooms, lobbies and theater seating.

Cleaning Protocols

We have established robust cleaning and sanitizing protocols for all occupied areas before and between performances with CDC recommended cleaning products.

Sanitation Stations

Sanitation stations are located throughout the venue that include hand sanitizer or wipes.

Mobile Tickets

Only mobile tickets with staggered entry times will be used to reduce ingress lines.

Digital Programs

Only digital programs will be used to reduce distribution of printed materials.

Air Quality

Our HVAC system utilizes ultraviolet light to kill viruses and bacteria as the air flows through the system as well as hospital grade filters which are changed often.

Elevators

Elevator usage will be limited to ADA patron needs only.

Stage Door

Backstage visitors are prohibited, and only working show personnel will be admitted. Artists will not greet or sign autographs at the stage door following performances.

Building Modifications

Installation of touchless faucets, touchless flush valves, and touchless soap dispensers throughout the building. Installation of plexiglass dividers between patrons and box office staff, hospitality staff and security screening staff.

Temporary Suspensions

Booster Seats, cloak room, food and beverage concessions, gift shop sales and valet have all been temporarily suspended. We hope to bring these back in the near future.

Health Screening Measures

We will implement health screening measures for patrons, performers, staff, volunteers and all individuals entering the venue. As you enter the building you will pass through metal detection and temperature screening via touchless scanners. If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.

Protect Yourself and Others

Performing Arts Fort Worth is taking recommended precautions by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent COVID-19 infection of our staff, performers, and patrons. The more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting COVID-19. The precautions being taken are meant to minimize the amount and time of interactions with others. However, no activity with other people has a zero risk. The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. 

 Prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick 

  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care. 
  • Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis. 
  • Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home. 
  • There is no specific treatment for COVID-19, but you can seek medical care to help relieve your symptoms. 
  • If you need medical attention, call your doctor or medical facility for instructions before going.

Know your risk for severe illness 

  • Everyone is at risk of getting COVID-19. 
  • People with an increased probability of having severe illness from COVID-19 should consider if they should attend an in-person performance. 

The following conditions are associated with having severe illness

  • Immuno-compromised, such as from cancer treatments, medications to treat autoimmune disease or solid organ transplant 
  • Diabetes mellitus 
  • Hypertension 
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity 
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
  • Age 65 and older

Know the symptoms of COVID-19

  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  •  Fever or chills
  •  Muscle or body aches
  •  Vomiting or diarrhea
  •  New loss of taste or smell
  • Symptoms can range from mild to severe illness, and appear 2–14 days after you are exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your healthcare provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

COVID-19 Ticket Information

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall, has taken enhanced health and safety measures—for patrons, artists, crew, vendors, employees and other guests. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall, and the event for which you are purchasing admission. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. People who show no symptoms may spread COVID-19 if they are infected and therefore any event where people are present may pose heightened risk of contracting COVID-19. If you are considered a high-risk person as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19. You should evaluate your own risk in determining whether to attend any public event including the event at Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and the Van Cliburn Recital Hall for which you are purchasing admission.

As a condition of admission to this event at Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio or the Van Cliburn Recital Hall, you will be required to abide by all current facility rules, posted instructions, and protocols while on premises or risk ejection, including, but not limited to the following, which may be periodically revised in accordance with public health guidance or requirements, or other guidance or requirements:

  • Guests are required to wear a face mask and/or cloth face covering in all areas of the venue, including inside the theater during the performance. *
  • Guests will be required to submit to a non-contact temperature check prior to entry.
  • Guests may be presented with a brief questionnaire prior to entry to confirm that they are not currently experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms and/or have not had a positive COVID-19 test result in the last 14 days and/or have not been recently exposed to the virus which causes COVID-19.
  • Guests must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between their travel party and others.
  • Guests are reminded to wash their hands frequently with soap and water.
  • For guests who may need an accommodation in order to comply with any facility rules and/or protocols, please contact our guest services team for further information.

Performing Arts Fort Worth may refuse admission or remove from the venue any ticketholder who fails to comply with protocols posted at the entrance. The presenting organization in residence at Bass Performance Hall may refund the purchase price.

Assumption of Risk

We appreciate your cooperation as we strive to make the guest experience as safe as possible for all. Although preventative measures set forth by the facility are intended to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. 

By purchasing tickets to and/or attending this event at Bass Performance Hall, McDavid Studio and/or the Van Cliburn Recital Hall, you acknowledge the risks above. You also acknowledge notice of and agree to follow all facility rules, posted instructions, and protocols. You also agree to notify all guests for whom you are purchasing tickets of the instructions and protocols disclosed here, those that may be made publicly available for the event, and those that may be conveyed prior to your party’s arrival. 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY ASSUMING ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 AND AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE AND DISCHARGE THE FACILITY, ITS PARENT ENTITIES, AND ALL RELATED AND AFFILIATED INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES, AND ALL INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED IN THE EVENT AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL, MCDAVID STUDIO AND/OR THE VAN CLIBURN RECITAL HALL WHICH YOU ARE ATTENDING, FROM ALL CLAIMS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY ARISING FROM YOUR VISIT TO BASS PERFORMANCE HALL, MCDAVID STUDIO AND/OR THE VAN CLIBURN RECITAL HALL.  

*Our staff is dedicated to working to accommodate all visitors with disabilities and provide the best possible experience. At times, certain alterations may not be possible. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require Performing Arts Fort Worth to take any action that fundamentally alters the nature of our programs or services, or imposes undue financial or administrative burden or compromises our ability to safely operate. A party that cannot wear a mask may request accommodation at least two (2) weeks prior to a performance and alternate options will be reviewed, if possible. Please contact our Director of Front of House at (817) 212-4208. For more information on how to properly wear a mask, please click here.