Last Updated: October 11, 2021

Stages Theatre Company will return to performances inside, in the mainstage theatre in November. To ensure your safety, and the safety of our staff, cast, crew and volunteers, the following protocols will be in place throughout the run of our first production, Elf the Musical, Jr, November 19 – December 27, 2021.  

A refund will be offered to any patron that no longer wishes to attend a performance. Contact or call 952-979-1111 , option 4 to cancel or exchange your tickets for another production. 

THANK YOU for standing with us to care for our community by preventing the spread of Covid-19. We will be sure to update our policies as the environment changes.

If you have any questions or concerns,
please feel free to reach out to 
Artistic Director Sandy Boren-Barrett or
Managing Director Susan Swenson.



Stages Theatre Company’s
Safety Procedures

As of October 11, 2021

PROOF OF VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT (taken within 72 hours of the performance) AND A PHOTO ID
All audience members, 18 years of age and older will be required to show either:
    • Proof of being fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as having the final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to the performance


    • Negative COVID test result taken within 72 hours of the performance.

    A Stages staff member will check you in as you arrive at Stages Theatre Company. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a photo of your vaccination card that matches your photo ID. Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results that matches your photo ID.
Vaccination Records & Testing Locations


All audience members, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks inside The Hopkins Center for the Arts, the home of Stages Theatre Company. This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for all guests ages 3 and above, regardless of vaccination status.


We are currently selling performances to 50% of capacity to allow for social distancing in the theatre.


Guests will be provided with a QR code that can be used with their phone's camera to review the playbill.


All meet & greets after performances are canceled until further notice. We love meeting you in the lobby after the show, however, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the meet & greet line in the lobby until it is safe for everyone involved.

social distancing

We encourage social distancing while in the lobby prior to the performance, at intermission and while within The Hopkins Center for the Arts / Stages Theatre Company.

Arrival Time:
Tickets in Hand – Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior
Will Call Pick-up – Arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior


Guests who are sick or exposed to COVID-19 are kindly asked to stay home to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets or request a refund. There will be no fees or penalties for making changes to your tickets. You can contact our box office to cancel or exchange your tickets for another production.


In light of the uncertainty that surrounds us, we want you to know that it is our promise to be flexible and empathetic as it relates to accommodating ticket exchanges and refunds should you be unable to safely join us for a purchased performance. And in that same spirit, if a performance has to be rescheduled or canceled, we will work with you to facilitate a ticket exchange, credit, donation or refund.


All STC staff and volunteers interacting with patrons are fully vaccinated and will be wearing masks at all times.


Our HVAC system has been updated by GPS (Global Plasma Solutions) to further ensure the safety of our patrons. The city of Hopkins & Hopkins Center for the Arts, home to Stages Theatre Company had GPS (Global Plasma Solutions) install air purification technology in 2020 in order to maximize indoor air quality. Documentation of the installed system will be made available to any individual or agency that requests the information.


Hand sanitizer will be available on site.


Our WEBSITE will continue to be updated as we gather new information. Please check back as the details and requirements for live performances are subject to change. We plan to share pertinent updates via email, mail and social media as new information or guidelines arise.


Due to the nature of COVID-19 (coronavirus), there is a risk associated with attending a group gathering of any kind. You understand that you are entering the theater at your own risk and that you and your party hereby agree that you will waive and release Stages Theatre Company and the Hopkins Center for the Arts from any and all liability related directly or indirectly to contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus) or any other related illness or disease. Thank you for your understanding and support. Please share this waiver with those in your party.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY MISSION: Stages Theatre Company is committed to the enrichment and education of children and youth in a professional theatre environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth.

STAGES THEATRE COMPANY STATEMENT OF INCLUSION: Stages Theatre Company is dedicated to creating a space where diverse opinions, courageous dialogue, and local, national, and international community engagement is not only valued, but vital to our shared artistic and educational success. We make this pledge in the hope of curating a welcome home for all.