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 with the capacity restrictions of the next less restrictive level, or one level below the current dial level, for their business sector. See PACE Center certification.
Effective Monday, January 4, Douglas County moved from Level Red to Level Orange on the state’s COVID-19 dial. Once Douglas County has met the required Level Orange COVID-19 metrics and sustained them for 7 days, certified businesses like ours will be able to operate at Level Yellow restrictions, which allows even greater occupancy. Tri-County Health currently anticipates that Douglas County will meet these metrics in mid to late January.
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 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, 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. Virtual performances are brought to you by Parker Arts, however tickets are available for purchase through a third party vendor.
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 camp and class safety guidelines, please click here. Virtual enrichment is 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
Parker Arts is currently closed to in-person performances, but when audiences are allowed again, Parker Arts will operate 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. Performers are limited on stage, are 25’ from the audience, and are masked according to 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; concessions will not be open until further notice; 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.
We continue to believe that arts and culture has the power to inspire, educate, entertain, and ultimately bring us together.
When we are able to welcome you back to our theaters, more information will be posted regarding additional safety protocols and show night procedures. 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.