Covid19 Protocols

ITOPA NEWS Oct. 15, 2021

We are LIVE AGAIN!  The Board of Directors is happy to let everyone know our first production will be the Festival of One Act Plays, opening Nov. 18th!  Tickets are now available on this website, or by calling the box office at 519-485-3070.  Please note, per Ontario Government guidelines, Covid-19 protocols are being followed at the theatre.  They are posted below.  We want everyone to stay safe!


 ITOPA’s Covid19 Protocols – What to expect when attending an ITOPA event.

We at ITOPA believe proper COVID protocols are essential in keeping our community safe and help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and its variants.

  • TICKETS are available only by booking in advance – either ON-LINE or by CALLING THE BOX OFFICE (519-485-3070). By purchasing tickets, you agree to abide by the following conditions:
    • At this time, as per province of Ontario requirements, theater goers must be fully (double) vaccinated – applies to all theater goers – Board members, patrons, cast and volunteers
    • Vaccination proof to be presented upon arrival at ITOPA as per province of Ontario requirements
    • Children under 12, who are accompanied by an adult who meets the above vaccination requirements, will be allowed entry in accordance with the prevailing medical guidance at the time of the performance.
    • Patrons and volunteers are required to wear masks when in the theater, except for limited times when they are eating or drinking.
    • RESERVED SEATING is in effect.
    • DOORS OPEN 30 minutes before show time. Proceed directly to your reserved seating, No gathering in the lobby please. Ushers will be on hand to assist you.
      • Matinee performances – doors open at 1:30 pm
      • Evening performances – doors open at 7:00pm.
    • Check in – To assist with effective social distancing measures, check in will be at a separate but clearly identified counter – please follow the signs and “have your ticket ready in hand”.
    • Intermission – please remain seated – or stand and stretch. Use washrooms as needed.
  • STAIR LIFT- This will be available. Please let us know at check in, and you will be assisted to your reserved seats. After the show, those who require the stair lift are asked to remain in their seats until the auditorium is cleared, and you will be assisted out.
  • CONCESSION/50/50 -TBD –
  • WASHROOM will be available – 1 person at a time.  Please wear your mask and practice social distancing.
  • AFTER THE SHOW – there will be no gathering in the lobby, and the cast will not be coming down for greetings after the performance.  Please applaud enthusiastically for them when they do their curtain calls!
  • ITOPA Covid protocols will be updated according to the Ontario Health Department guidelines.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.
  • CREDIT ON ACCOUNTIf you have a credit that was held from a previous show that was cancelled due to COVID 19, please call the Box Office at 519-485-3070 to arrange for that credit to be applied to your new tickets – this cannotbe done online.