Patron Health & Safety

Patron Health and Safety

Setting the stage for a safe return to live performances

As we look forward to returning from an extended intermission, our top priority is ensuring the more than 450,000 patrons, students, and teachers we serve each year can have complete confidence to enjoy meaningful and safe experiences with the arts again soon.

Setting the stage to bring you safely back from intermission.To guide the safe reopening and return to live performances in Middle Tennessee, TPAC and the Nashville Symphony are launching a two-year joint health and safety partnership with HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, and its Nashville-based TriStar Health affiliate. In addition to providing valuable financial support through a grant from the HCA Healthcare Foundation, HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health will serve as the “Official Health and Safety Partner” for both TPAC and the Symphony to build resilience in our performing arts community and deliver safe and enriching arts experiences for artists, musicians, patrons, staff, and volunteers.

Partnering with HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health sets the stage for a rousing second act when we can bring our community together through the arts. Health and safety will play an essential role in our response to COVID-19 and as an ongoing presence in society, and we foresee this as one of the most crucial partnerships in TPAC history. Read more about how this partnership will develop over time in our News Center.

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.

Meanwhile, 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.

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

Additional resources

Contact your county health department and determine your vaccine availability.

Roadmap for Reopening Nashville

Instructions for how to make no-sew face coverings

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary (CDC)

2019-nCoV: Clinical Disease & Transmission (Vanderbilt)

TN Coronavirus Public Information Line: 1-877-857-2945 (Available 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily)