Ford’s Theatre, located in Northwest DC, announced that it will begin a phased reopening on Wednesday, October 14, with coronavirus measures and advance tickets required.
During the first phase, the theater will operate with limited days and hours. The Ford’s Theatre Museum will be open, along with the theater. However, the Petersen House and Aftermath Exhibits will remain closed.
The facility has implemented a number of safety measures in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and the DC Department of Health.
The first visitors have arrived for the reopening of Ford’s Theatre! Advance tickets and additional information about new health and safety guidelines at https://t.co/odNK9aJcYR. pic.twitter.com/BEbcSpwn0D
— National Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) October 14, 2020
Employees are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 before reporting to work. They must wear masks, disinfect their hands regularly, and maintain a six-foot distance from visitors to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit for everyone, according to a statement from the theater.
All visitors older than three must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose to enter the site. They must also stay at least six feet away from others.
There will be a no-contact temperature check for everyone prior to entering the site.
Visitors are required to book their tickets online or via phone in advance for an intended date and time during the first level of reopening. Tickets from October 14-18 are currently available.
Up to six tickets per order is allowed, and the number of visitors per hour is limited to a maximum of 25.
It’s been seven months since the theater closed its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.