Central Works Covid-19 Safety Precautions

Central Works is committed to the health, safety, and comfort of our artists, staff, and patrons. We realize and acknowledge those who have a lack of confidence in vaccination due to our nation’s history of racialized medical abuse, and we understand that some of our patrons may experience barriers accessing healthcare. We do encourage everyone be vaccinated and boosted, as the FDA-approved, free vaccines have proved their safety and efficacy so far. COVID-19 vaccinations are free, and available to everyone. Learn more.

Should any performance be cancelled due to health considerations, patrons will be offered a full ticket refund or exchange.

Social distancing inside our intimate theater space and lobby is not possible. Audiences attend performances at their own risk; Central Works assumes no responsibility for the possibility of COVID-19 transmission at our theater.

Central Works complies with all City of Berkeley, County, State, and Federal Covid-19 health orders and guidelines. We are enhancing safety with the following measures:

  • All Central Works company and staff must be up-to-date in their vaccination status against COVID-19. Cast members test at least once weekly for Covid-19 when masked, and at least twice when unmasked.
  • We strongly recommend that patrons be up-to date on all vaccine and booster shots.
  • A strict mask mandate is in place both for audience members and staff, other than the actors while they are performing. Masks must fully cover the nose and mouth during the performance. We are happy to provide a mask if you do not have one. We recommend N-95 or KN-95 masks for optimum safety.
  • Staff and audience members who are displaying any symptoms of illness, who have tested positive for COVID-19, or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, must stay home.

These policies are subject to change.

Other safety measures include:

  • The continuous use of three air purifiers inside the theater. These powerful units are equipped with HEPA filters which trap allergens and particles 0.3 microns in size at 99.97% efficiency and particles less than 0.1 microns in size at higher than 99% efficiency. They are certified asthma & allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
  • Minimal-contact methods of payment and ticket handling at the Box Office.
  • The Berkeley City Club’s safety measures may be accessed here.