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Protecting audiences and actors

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors again. We are taking the following steps to support safe attendance during your visit.

  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
    • Each audience member over 11 years of age must show proof of vaccination at the door for admittance. At this time, children under the age of 12 are not admitted.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) when you arrive.
    • If you are unable to be vaccinated for any reason, you may show negative results from a PCR test for COVID-19 administered in the last 48 hours as an alternative.
    • If you forget proof of vaccination, we will reschedule your tickets at no charge.
  • Free Exchanges due to illness
    • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend :)
    • Contact our box office on the day of performance and we will reschedule your ticket at no charge.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the evening.
  • Masking is currently required for vaccinated audiences and front of house staff, as per the City of Chicago and CDC's health advisory.
  • Our upgraded HVAC systems increase the number air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.

Anti-racist Practices

Theater Wit joins our voice to all those who have been living in anguish under an unjust system of systemic racism and white supremacy. Our artists and staff raise their call for justice in a system that devalues the lives and dreams of its citizenry.

In this time of national trauma, we support people of color and recognize the time is long overdue to take action and support dramatic change.

Our art form is designed to strengthen community and deepen empathy through shared stories. But as a theater, there is a time to speak and a time to listen. Now is our time to listen, hear, understand and never forget the pain and ongoing anguish experienced by our fellow man that has been inflicted by the very culture we purport to strengthen.

Theater Wit is committed to expanding access and opportunity for artists and administrators of color. It is the great work of our culture for the century. That work begins with anti-racist practices in all aspects of our operation—both onstage and off. We strive to make opportunities at our organizations welcoming, inclusive and diverse to all Chicagoans.

We also recognize that a clear commitment to diversity and equity has not always been a priority within our organization. We are currently finding ways to report our progress over the coming months and years to the public so we can be accountable for our decisions.

We stand with #BlackLivesMatter and AAPI communities.