Opera Theatre

Vero Beach Theatre Guild opens season Jan. 13

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VERO BEACH — The Vero Beach Theatre Guild will kick-off its 63rd season Jan. 13 in a newly-renovated theater that allows for social distancing.

Since the pandemic shuttered the theater March 15, production crews, staff and volunteers have renovated the building into a more COVID-safe environment.

Seating capacity is now limited to less than 50% of the building’s capacity and all excess seats from the theater have been removed. Each row now has 6 feet in front and behind patrons.

The size of the lobby has been increased to allow audience members the opportunity for social distancing between entrance doors, box office windows and entrances to restrooms and the auditorium.

The theater is located at  2020 San Juan Ave. in Vero Beach.

The outside patio now has a permanent, covered roof with lighted ceiling fans that circulate air flow.

Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building, and there are filtrations for the air conditioning system. Cleaning and sanitizing before, during and after each performance has been increased.

According to Artistic Director Jon Putzke, the Vero Beach Theatre Guild is 100% committed to the health and well-being of everyone who enters the theater campus at 2020 San Juan Ave.

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“We want patrons to not only feel welcome but safe when attending future productions, rehearsals, meetings or work sessions,” said Putzke.