Patron Health & Safety

Patron Health and Safety

Your health and safety matters

TPAC is experiencing the longest intermission in its 40-year history, and our top priority is ensuring you can enjoy meaningful and safe experiences with the arts again soon. We are pursuing all options available to us to ensure all our patrons have full confidence and comfort when it is safe to resume operations.

TPAC continues to monitor federal, state, and local health guidelines for the phased reopening of our theaters, and we are proactively developing strategies for resuming operations while addressing the unique needs and conditions of our theaters and patrons. We recognize this requires us to explore measures consistently tailored to the evolving circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited capacity, social distancing, and heightened hygiene inside the lobby and performance spaces – plus seeking the advice of medical experts to develop safety and health measures for our venues.

We are working diligently with our Broadway producing partners to navigate the challenges of mounting multi-city tours across the country to arrive in Nashville with full cast and scenery when it is safe to do so. Get the latest updates on upcoming Broadway at TPAC performances.

As a nonprofit dedicated to the support and presentation of high-quality arts experiences for all ages, TPAC is built on the unique power of the arts to bring people together. We look forward to welcoming you back to our venues when we can safely proceed with regular operations. Please consider donating to TPAC’s Forward! Recovery Fund to help us meet the challenges of an extended recovery.


How to minimize the risk of transmission

Significant numbers of people with coronavirus do not show symptoms but can transmit the virus. The CDC recommends you wear face coverings in public settings, especially where social distancing is difficult.

Metro Nashville’s Public Health Order 8 requires you to use cloth face coverings or masks within Nashville and Davidson County to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

In addition to wearing a mask, you can further minimize risk in the following ways:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Follow CDC recommendations and wear a mask or face covering to protect yourself and others in public when social distancing is difficult
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette and cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
  • If using a tissue, immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands


COVID-19 risk levels for exposure vary based on four main factors: enclosed space, duration of interaction, crowds, and forceful exhalation.

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