Patron Safety and Our Commitment

We look forward to seeing you at the Arts Center

As we strive to improve people’s lives through the arts, your health and safety are critical to us. It brings us joy to welcome your return to live events at the Elgin Community College Arts Center. It is our goal to create a great and safe experience for you.

To ensure the safety of everyone in the theatre, the following policies will be in place for all audiences attending most events. Please check your event to see if there are specific requirements for your performance.

Masks Requirements

Masks Requirements

For most events, masks are strongly recommended. Anyone who prefers to wear a face-covering is welcome and encouraged to do so. As masking is now a personal choice, we must respect everyone’s decision, whether they choose to mask or not.

Please check your event to see if it has a mask requirement.

Increased Airflow (HVAC) and Improved Ventilation

Increased Airflow (HVAC) and Improved Ventilation

We have increased fresh air volume into the auditorium in our HVAC system. Our reduced capacity allows the ventilation system designed for a capacity of 800 to only have to exchange air for 350 patrons. Routine air quality testing is occurring throughout campus..

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Hand Sanitizer Stations

Sanitizing stations are situated strategically across campus, including the lobby of the ECC Arts Center.

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Sanitizing and Cleaning

Deep cleaning of all ECC facilities is done regularly by ECC staff. There is an increased frequency of cleaning throughout the building for high-touch and front-of-house areas.

Hands-Free Ticket Check In

Hands-Free Ticket Check In

Ushers will scan your print-at-home ticket or e-ticket using a ticket scanning device.

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Patron’s Responsibility

We ask that you do not come to the Arts Center if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days of the event.