PCA Covid Mitigation Measures

Prescott Center for the Arts has taken several measures to ensure the safety of our patrons, staff, and performers on campus. As we take the steps to safely reopen PCA while we navigate the COVID restrictions still in place, it is important to recognize that things will be different! 

There is no “perfect” way to proceed during this pandemic, but we have drawn upon the guidelines suggested by local, state, and federal agencies, experts, and associations, and in particular, on the guidance provided by the United States Department of Labor.

Face Masks Are Mandatory

Until masking guidance from the Arizona Department of Health and the CDC suggests otherwise, cloth or disposable facemasks are required to be worn in a way to securely cover your nose, mouth, and chin anytime inside the theater. 

If you are sick, Stay home!

Stay home when feeling ill, when exposed to COVID-19 (for instance, if someone at home is infected), or if diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

Call the box office if you are unable to attend to exchange your tickets or credit your account until you can attend.  The box office is open Tuesday - Saturday 10-3 or you can leave a voice mail.

Physical Distancing

To the extent possible, all guests maintain a physical distance of 6-feet or greater; a minimum of 12-feet if singing.

In April of 2020 we converted our Main Stage Theater from stadium style seating to Cabaret style seating. Inside the Main Stage Theater all tables and accompanying chairs are socially distanced 6 feet apart. To assure appropriate distancing, patrons will not be allowed to change seats.

Upon entry patrons are required to socially distance and mask until seated. All patrons must agree to the policy upon ticket purchase and will be asked to leave if not compliant.

The bathrooms are limited to two persons at a time.

Facility Sanitization and Ventilation

PCA has increased cleaning and sanitization practices.  The entire theater is cleaned and sanitized before and after every event in accordance with CDC public spaces recommendations for Covid-19 mitigation.

A reverse fan system has been installed in the cabaret and to be used during the run of the show.

All servers and bar staff are required to mask and glove during the serving process.

The Gallery is sanitized daily, masks are required, and patrons limited.

There will be a weekly deep-cleaning/sanitization in the theater and gallery. After each performance, our stewards and cleaning staff will include additional high-touch surfaces in the standard cleaning of restrooms, lobby, theater and backstage areas.


All shows will have reserved seating to maintain physical distancing requirements.

Tickets must be reserved in advance so house staff can plainly see how the house will be configured for each performance in order to perform pre-show duties.

The audience is reduced to 25% and performers are 10 feet from patrons during performances.

All patrons and staff are required to socially distance and mask while entering, walking around the venue, and exiting. Masks may be removed once you are seated at your table.

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What is PCA Serves doing to protect our volunteers and the recipients of our services?

  • Each volunteer reports to the PCA office before their assignment.
  • They are asked a series of questions to establish their good health.
  • They are furnished with a mask
  • They are given a tutoring session that ensures they understand correct hand washing and social distancing for their errands and deliveries.