About OTP

COVID-19 Adopted Protocols for the 2021-2022 Season

Below are the Protocols Old Town Playhouse Board of Trustees has put in effect for the 2021-2022 Season.

We follow the CDC and Grand Traverse County Health Department Guidelines.
These protocols will remain in place until such time that the CDC & the Health Department relaxes their stance.

Old Town Playhouse is a community theatre.  We do quality theatre for the community, by the community.  Our responsibility and top priority are to provide a safe space for quality theatre to be performed and enjoyed by all.  We appreciate that not everyone has the same level of concern regarding COVID and the Delta variant.  For the comfort level and protection of our patrons and volunteers, the Board of Trustees and Staff have chosen to err on the side of caution.  After a year of shutdown, we want to do what we can to not jeopardize the mainstage season.  We hope that all who enjoy and love theatre will be understanding of our reasoning.  We thank you for your patience and adherence to our protocols.
  • All ushers,  patrons and front of the house personnel will be required to wear a mask while in our building.
  • All cast and crew must be vaccinated or wear a mask while working on a show.
  • We will leave the first row of the auditorium empty and keep actors within a few feet of the stage perimeter to create a safe projection zone.
  • We will not be serving food or beverages during show intermissions.
  • The auditorium will be cleaned after every show.
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes and masks are available for all to use.
  • At this time, there are no social distancing requirements or testing in place.  If you are uncomfortable with your seat when you arrive at the show, our ushers will assist in finding alternative seats for you.  We will continually monitor the situation and ease protocols as soon as reasonably appropriate.

We sincerely appreciate your cooperation, understanding and kindness in the protection of our volunteers and patrons.
The show will go on – Let’s enjoy live theatre again!


Old Town Playhouse

Main Stage Theatre
148 E. Eighth Street
at the corner of
Cass & East 8th St.

OTP Studio Theatre
620 Railroad Place
at the corner of
East 8th and Woodmere