We are excited to announce that the PACE Center has received designation as a Certified COVID Best Practices Business through the 5 Star State Certification Program, which allows us to operate at expanded capacity.
The COVID Best Practices Business Certification Program is a voluntary local certification program that enables businesses to operate at a sustainable capacity while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 transmission controls and best practices. Certified businesses in Levels Yellow, Orange and Red may operate within the capacity restrictions of the next less restrictive level, or one level below the current dial level, for their business sector. Currently, our certification allows us to operate at Level Blue restrictions, allowing greater occupancy.
We’d like to thank our patrons, staff, volunteers, contractors, artists and performers for adhering to safety measures, including wearing appropriate face coverings and socially distancing while in Parker Arts facilities. Your cooperation and continued support helped us secure this very important certification that will allow us to accelerate our reopening – safely.
We look forward to welcoming many more of you back soon!
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We’re here for the Community!
Parker Arts is currently offering virtual performances to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. We are working diligently to bring new, exciting performance opportunities this spring and summer and will announce them as they become available. As we open in phases, Parker Arts will continue to implement Tri County Health and State of Colorado guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to prioritize the health of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers and community. In doing so, we’ve adopted new limited and physically distanced seating, cleaning procedures, and much more to stay open during the pandemic.
Innovative Approaches for Programming
Currently, many of our performances and programs will be broadcast either live or shortly after the performance has been completed on an online platform. For patrons who feel more comfortable at home, we have created a high-quality streaming experience with multiple cameras that will provide a different and equally engaging cultural opportunity. While virtual performances are brought to you by Parker Arts, tickets for some of these performances will be available for purchase through third party vendors. Details will be provided on the individual event pages for these performances.
As weather warms, Parker Arts will continue to offer outdoor performances available to patrons either onsite from their car, by tuning in to a designated FM radio station, or in-person at The Schoolhouse Plaza or Discovery Park.
Limited capacity enrichment in arts and culture includes classes tailored for small groups adhering to health guidelines to keep everyone safe. For more detailed class safety guidelines, please click here. Virtual enrichment options are also available to keep everyone engaged and active from the safety of their own home.
Parker Arts recognizes that we are still amid a pandemic. If a show cannot go on for any reason, we will either postpone or cancel the performance. Tickets are absolutely refundable, or patrons may opt to donate their ticket fees to Parker Arts.
Limited and Socially Distanced Seating
In March, Parker Arts will begin welcoming patrons back to the PACE Center Mainstage theater at 25% capacity, allowing for proper social distancing between patron groups. Tickets will be sold under General Admission, and the Patron Services team will create custom seating maps based on the arrangement of patron groups and sizes. Every show’s seating map will be designed with maximum distancing in mind so that patrons feel safe while experiencing the performance. The number of performers will be limited on stage, will perform a minimum of 12’ from the audience, and will be masked according to current local guidelines.
Sanitization and Safety
Parker Arts and the Town of Parker have implemented sanitization protocols, including use of an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the entire theater and event spaces at both The Schoolhouse and the PACE Center, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and maintaining a rigorous cleaning schedule. Parker Arts has also implemented strict operational procedures to comply with health guidelines set by the State of Colorado and Tri County Health Department. For instance: every person in the building must wear a mask that covers both your mouth and nose at all times, unless actively eating or drinking at events that include concessions (see individual event pages for details); water fountains are closed; designated entry and exit points and limited facility capacities will be monitored and enforced to ensure everyone stays safe; and – as always – anyone not feeling well is asked to remain home.
Show Night Procedures
The following procedures will be followed for each performance. More specific instructions will be emailed to ticket purchasers prior to the show.
- Upon arrival at the PACE Center for the show please remain in your vehicle and tune to radio station 93.9 FM. Not unlike at an airport boarding gate, we will announce seating by Rows (“Rows C through G,” “Rows H through N,” and so forth) starting 30 minutes prior to the show via the radio station. Once you are inside the building seats numbering 1-15 will access the theater through North Theater Entrance, and seats numbering higher than 16 will use the South Entrance. To help familiarize you with seating configuration, our seating chart will be sent along with your show night instructions but can also be found on our website here.
- Masks covering the nose and mouth will be required for all visitors entering the building to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. If you cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition you will be able to watch the performance via one of our closed-circuit TV monitors.
- While in the lobby and while using restrooms, please maintain a distance of 6 feet between the members of your party and others. We will be disinfecting seats, surfaces and restrooms frequently for the further protection of all.
- In order to minimize physical contact with other audience members, there will be ABSOLUTELY NO LATE SEATING once the performance has begun. We encourage you to please stay in your seats once you have been seated to help facilitate this. If you are late, you may view the performance at one of our closed-circuit TV monitors.
- At the conclusion of the performance, we will dismiss patrons by Rows to further maintain Social Distancing and avoid traffic at the theater exits.
Concessions will only be offered for designated performances. Please see individual event pages, or for questions, please call our Box Office at 303-805-6800.
For shows that allow them, we will have our concessions stand open with light snacks and a full bar which may be enjoyed ONLY while seated in your designated seats in the theater, per restaurant guidelines. We kindly ask that masks be worn at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. A concessions menu will be provided to you with your pre-show confirmation/instructions, as well as a link that will allow you to pre-order beverages online, which is encouraged.
If you have any questions about concessions please contact our Food & Beverage Coordinator, Laura Nell Borden, at 303.805.3375 or firstname.lastname@example.org. No food or drink purchased offsite will be permitted. Please also note that Concessions will close entirely after the performance has begun.
In an effort to limit contact, we are now furnishing show programs exclusively in electronic form. When you arrive at the theater, you may use your smart phone to scan a QR Code to access the electronic program, or you can access the link that will be sent to you prior to the show.
We continue to believe that arts and culture has the power to inspire, educate, entertain, and ultimately bring us together.
Policies will continue to evolve as we move through health level guidelines and reopening restrictions, so please check back frequently for updates.
Still have questions or concerns? Please give us a call at 303.805.6800.