COVID-19 Policies

  • We are strongly encouraging all performers to show proof of full vaccination before arriving in Tampa this year. A lot of people, especially those who are older or immunocompromised, are very nervous about re-entering the world after the past year, and understandably so. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to feel comfortable attending and participating in the life of the festival this year, and having a preponderance of our performers, staff, and volunteers being fully vaccinated prior to the festival is the easiest way for us to make sure that this happens.
  • We will be moving the festival out of the 60-seat HCC Studio Theatre and into the 246-seat HCC Mainstage Theatre for 2021. We do not plan to fill this venue to its full capacity. Shifting to a larger venue will make it easier for performers and audience members to social distance, and will reduce points of contact between performers and audience members.
  • We will be requiring audience members to be masked inside the theater this year.
  • We will have masks and hand sanitizer freely available at all festival events.

We are constantly evaluating these steps, and will revise or add to them as the situation warrants.