Covid-19 masking

What to Expect at Chester Playhouse Events


As we continue to live with COVID-19, your Chester Playhouse will continue to monitor and revise our practices and protections, in order to provide the best, safest, and most comfortable experience possible for our patrons.  We are eager to protect our artists, our patrons, our staff, and our community.  While many protections have become an individual choice, we encourage you to consider the most vulnerable in our community, as you manage your protections, in this moment.  


Current Nova Scotia public health recommendations have recommended that masking be an individual choice.  To this end, the practice for Chester Playhouse performances in 2023 is that masks are not required, but are strongly encouraged for patrons attending a performance, so as to help protect our staff, artists, volunteers and other patrons.


We are happy to offer additional spacing between seats (up to 6ft) for any patrons who request it. Please call the Box Office at 902-275-3933 to discuss your needs. We are eager to accommodate you.


If you feel unwell at any point before a performance for which you have purchased tickets, please stay home. Call the Box Office and your tickets will be refunded.


Playhouse Staff will continue to wear masks.  All staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.  We strongly encourage our patrons to ensure they are fully vaccinated.  


We will continue to monitor Public Health Guidelines, and update our policies should they change. In the event of any change, ticket holders will receive an email with this update.


Thank you for continuing to support your Chester Playhouse.


Andrew Chandler

Executive Director, Chester Playhouse



Space in each of our venues will be limited so we encourage you to book your tickets in advance, rather than at showtime. As always, you can book your tickets online or over the phone. Even when an event is Pay What You Can, or Free, you must reserve a seat in advance.


All indoor performances will have assigned seats..


When you arrive

When you arrive, you must check in at the box office. Paper tickets will not be required for any event.

When you check in at the box office, an usher will direct you to your assigned seats.  Once you have found them, you may wish to use the washroom and get a drink from the bar, if one is operating.  The bar will close 15 minutes after the show begins.



During the show

If you need to use the washroom during the performance you are of course welcome to do so.



After the show

After the show, please exit the space in an orderly fashion, with consideration of other patrons in mind.

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