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Health & Safety

Health & Safety



Masks are no longer required—but are encouraged—for audiences in our theaters and lobby/courtyard areas for all future productions.


  • The First Deep Breath*
  • The Lonely Few*
  • Ava: The Secret Conversations
  • The Mountaintop
  • The Ants

*Select performances of The First Deep Breath and The Lonely Few have been designated as “Masks Required” to accommodate patrons who feel more comfortable attending with an audience that is fully masked. Please click here to see the list of designated performances.

For performances where masks are required, only these types of masks may be worn: medical/surgical masks, N95, KN95, or KF94. Unacceptable masks include: cloth, neck gaiters, bandanas, and masks with vents. Medical/surgical masks will be provided to patrons if needed. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose.

NOTE: This policy is subject to change at any time, in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines. Please check back for our current policy before your scheduled performance date.


No outside food and beverages are allowed. Food and beverages may be purchased at the Geffen Playhouse bar and consumed in the lobby and courtyard areas. Food is not allowed inside the theater, but beverages with an appropriate lid can be taken into the theaters for certain performances.


Geffen Playhouse has implemented significant renovations, improvements, and new protocols to ensure the comfort, well-being, and safety of our patrons, including:

  • Completing a systematic ventilation survey of all Geffen Playhouse areas to identify and upgrade any air balance deficiencies according to CDC guidelines.
  • Upgrading and deep cleaning HVAC system to improve filtration and clean outdoor-airflow, as well as replacing all filters with MERV-13 and HEPA filters to meet the CDC and ASHRAE guidelines.
  • Upgrading all bathrooms with completely touchless fixtures and faucets.
  • Construction and installation of new doors from the Marcia Israel-Curley Founders Room to the outdoor Audrey Skirball Kenis patio, allowing for more access to airflow. Construction was completed under the guidance of UCLA to preserve the historic architecture of the building.
  • Paperless ticketing and programs will be available to all patrons.
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