As we begin to welcome you back to the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, our main goal is to create an environment where our audiences, artists, volunteer ushers, and staff feel safe and protected. We are also eager and excited for us all to reconnect with the art and culture we know and love — and have missed. Since the start of the pandemic, we have worked with our resident companies on a comprehensive, responsible reopening plan. Please read on for details about health and safety at The Z and what to know before you arrive.
If you have tickets to postponed or cancelled shows, please let the box office know if you’d like to keep, exchange, donate or refund your ticket(s).
For rescheduled and future performances, please rest assured you can buy your tickets with confidence. If a show is cancelled or postponed for any reason, you will always have the option for a refund or credit to another show.
Will you join our community of amazing supporters with a donation today? Your support will allow The Z to be the space for healing, connecting, and learning that is so essential as we move forward together. A gift in any amount makes an impact.
While the Zeiterion was dark during the Covid-19 closure, we were taking care of New Bedford’s beloved theater in lots of ways. From cleaning the historic Czechoslovakian gut-glass chandelier, to examining restoration efforts in the 1980s to reveal the original paint colors and design from 1923. Our paint expert is happy to report the restoration choices in the 80s honored the theater’s original elements!
For the safety of our audience, staff, volunteers, and performers, all guests should self-monitor their health prior to arriving. We ask that you stay at home if you are sick or have been in contact with anyone who is sick or has been sick within the last 14 days.
We require all patrons to adhere to this social contract as outlined below. Those who don’t will not be granted admission or will be removed from the event.
STAFF & VOLUNTEER PROTOCOL
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE & DURING THE SHOW
Entering the Lobby
Entering the Theater
During the Show
After the Show
To ensure the safety of those who work at and visit our venues, we’re implementing several changes to provide the best performing arts experience. We have created protocols and safety measures and we are confident that we will have a comprehensive plan that meets government prescribed practices. we will continue to evaluate on a regular basis and upgrade as new and better products and practices are developed.