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Experience #SafeTheatre at The Center for Art & Entertainment

As we welcome you back to The Center for Art & Entertainment, here’s what to expect. These protocols were established to help ensure a safe environment—with guidance from federal, state and local officials, as well as our health partner.


If you have symptoms of COVID-19, or simply don’t feel well, please stay home.


Ticketing & Seating

  • You will enter and be immediately seated with your ticketed group.  The line to enter will be socially distanced. There is no waiting in the lobby.  Your ticket reservation will be held at the door and checked off as you enter.  ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR GROUP MUST BE PRESENT TO BE SEATED.

  • Handicapped seating can be arranged for early arrival by emailing


  • You may visit the bar before, during, or after shows.

  • No alcohol may be brought outside of the theatre.

  • You must wear your mask when moving about the theatre even if you are vaccinated. 


Sanitization & Cleaning

We’ll thoroughly clean and sanitize the building before you arrive for a show, event or education program—including using industry-standard electrostatic sprayers.

  • Security & Temperature Checks.

  • While you’re here, we’ll frequently clean and sanitize high-touch surfaces.

  • We invested in a specialized air handling unit upgrade that uses REME HALO UV-sanitized filters to provide greater fresh air exchange. (See video).

  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations and temperature scans will be at the entry of the building. Our colleagues are required to have their temperatures checked at the beginning of each shift, wash their hands frequently and wear face coverings at all times—plus, they’ve had significant health and safety training and pre-show testing.

  • Performers & their crew must all provide negative COVID tests upon arrival.  


Face coverings

  • Face coverings are required while moving about the theatre. You may take them off if you are vaccinated or actively eating or drinking.  


Face coverings must:

  • Be made with 2+ layers of breathable material.

  • Fully cover nose and mouth, and secure under chin.

  • Fit snugly against sides of face.

  • Be secured with ear loops or bands behind head and must stay in place without frequent readjusting.


Social Distancing

  • Practice social distancing of 6+ feet throughout the building.

  • Follow signage and any floor markers and instructions from members of the Safety Team

  • We removed lobby furniture to facilitate entry.


Minimizing Contact

  • We encourage cashless transactions using a credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express) or Cash without change.

  • Touchless hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.

COVID-19 Warning:

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that may result in personal injury, severe illness and death. By visiting The Center, and/or attending The Center shows, events, education programs/classes or other activities, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. All visitors must follow The Center’s health and safety protocols. Please help keep each other safe.


The Center for Art & Entertainment has reconfigured its Main Stage Seating area, adding "end"  tables to maintain the theatre ambiance. Following theatre safety protocols provided by The Broadway League and WYNN Las Vegas, in addition to six-foot seat distancing, The Center for Art  & Entertainment will launch our 2021 show schedule with #SafeTheatre #IntermissionIsOver.


• Pre-show 6-foot standing areas prior to building entry.

• Complimentary masks for wearing upon building entry.


• Hand sanitizing stations prior to building entry plus pre-show theatre and restroom sanitizing and a restroom sanitation and occupancy attendant present.



While we are all navigating difficult COVID-19 restrictions, come by our doors during this difficult time and take a piece of paper as a symbol of love and share it with a friend!

125 S. Main Street 

Hendersonville, NC 28792



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