COVID-19 Policies

October 5, 2021:  The Canton Palace Theatre Board of Directors, after consulting with Local and State Health Departments and per the rescinded State of Ohio Health Orders effective June 2, 2021, announces that the Canton Palace Theatre will allow 100% capacity for all movies and events, starting June 2, 2021.

The specific policies below were reviewed with the Canton City Health Department, and while they no longer must approve any business or organization’s policies or procedures, the Canton Palace Theatre has relied on them for their expert advice and will continue to do so going forward.

Facility Policies
• The Canton Palace Theatre will move to 100% capacity starting June 2, 2021.
• The Canton Palace Theatre strongly suggests that all attendees of movies and events continue to wear masks in the Theatre, unless actively eating, at all times. As per the CDC, this applies to everyone, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

  • The Canton Palace Theatre will continue to have fresh air circulating in the Theatre and will continue to offer sanitizing stations in the Theatre.
    • The Canton Palace Theatre will honor the requests of any renter or performer who may have a different policy for vaccination/masks/capacity and will be sure to communicate that in advance to ticket buyers. Current shows with special requirements are:

    • Tuesday, November 16 – Stark Library Speaking of Books Author Series: Marc Brown
      • Masks are required for this event
    • Saturday and Sunday, December 11 and 12, 2021 – Canton Ballet presents The Nutcracker
      • Masks are required to be worn in the building
      • All audience members aged 12 and up must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Children under 12 are exempt.
      • “Fully vaccinated” means that 14 days have passed since either the second shot of a CDC or WHO-approved two-shot vaccine or since the administration of a CDC or WHO-approved one-shot vaccine.
      • Any audience member (ages 12 and up) who cannot be vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a negative test result received from a completed lab-certified antigen COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to entering the theater or a negative test result received from a completed PCR COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to entering the theater. The BinaxNOW COVID-19 Home Test (the version requiring a virtual appointment) is an acceptable option.
      • Ticket holders must show proof of vaccination or negative test at their time of entry into the theater with a valid ticket.  It may be on paper or a smartphone.
      • In addition to proof of vaccination or negative test result, all guests 18 years or older must also present ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Guests ages 3-11 do not need ID, but must be accompanied by an adult who meets all of the above requirements.
      • Find a COVID-19 Testing Location near you by clicking here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/other-resources/testing-ch-centers
      • Find a COVID-19 vaccination location near you by clicking here: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
  • Canton Palace Theatre volunteers will continue to wear masks while volunteering – regardless of vaccination status.
    • Business and Box Office Hours will return to Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm starting June 7, 2021.
    • The Business Office will return to full staffing Monday – Friday starting July 6, 2021.

Event Procedures
• The ability to pre-order concessions will continue to be available for all movies and events. All pre-ordered items will be available for pick up in the mezzanine concession stand on the 2nd floor.
• Main Floor Concession Stand/Bar to serve as primary concession area.
• Canton Palace Theatre volunteers will continue to wear masks while volunteering – regardless of vaccination status.
• The Canton Palace Theatre will continue to have fresh air circulating in the Theatre and will continue to offer sanitizing stations in the Theatre.

— All policies and procedures are subject to change depending on CDC, State and Local Health Department directives —

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