MARCH 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC and the State of Oregon, we are delaying our opening of Thurgood.   Opening dates will be dependent on further recommendations. For ticketing options, please contact our box office by emailing boxoffice@portlandplayhouse.org or calling Tuesday – Saturday 12-4pm.  Thank you.

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MARCH 17, 2020 – Due to the COVID-19 recommendations by the CDC and the State of Oregon, we are delaying our opening of Thurgood by one week.  This start date may change pending further recommendations. If you have purchased tickets for the first week, a member of our staff will be in touch with you to move your dates.  You can also contact our box office by emailing boxoffice@portlandplayhouse.org or calling Tuesday – Saturday 12-4pm.  Thank you.

MARCH 12, 2020 – On March 11, Gov. Kate Brown announced that all gatherings of more than 250 people in Oregon will be canceled for the next four weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 virus.

+Portland Playhouse, while not restricted under that ban, is doing everything we can to make our theatre a safe place for both our staff, actors and creative teams, and patrons.

+As always, all active use surfaces- box office computers and counters, concessions area, bathrooms, water stations etc, are sanitized daily, as are our reusable concession containers, coffee pots and carafes.

+Additional hand sanitizer has been placed around the theatre and office spaces, reminders to wash hands with soap and water for 20 second or more are at every sink.

+Staff members are encouraged to work from home if they feel unwell and are compensated for their time if they take sick leave.

In addition, Portland Playhouse will limit ticket sales to 85% of its capacity to allow for space between patrons, if desired.

We will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation closely, and we will be following the protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to keep our community safe.

If you feel unwell, we ask that you refrain from attending a performance. We are happy to exchange your ticket for a performance in the future when you are feeling well again.
When you do attend a performance or event, please remember to:

+Bring your own reusable container to use for concessions if you do not wish to use ours.

+Take your time at the sinks in our bathroom. It’s a pleasant space. Soak it in while you soap your hands for at least 20 seconds. We don’t mind if you sing out loud while you do.

+Keep that hug to yourself. There’s a lot of love to be felt during times of stress, but we ask that you wave or wink a hello instead of shake hands or embrace (jazz hands are also acceptable).

+We understand it is also allergy season. If you do have to cough or sneeze, please do so into your elbow.

+And, it must be said again and again and again – wash your hands with soap and water. This is still the best known way to prevent the spread of this virus.

Stay well and take care!
We look forward to seeing you at Portland Playhouse.

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