For Your Safety



As of Monday, April 4, FST is updating its safety protocols to mask recommended. This update follows CDC guidance, which currently rates COVID-19 transmission risk in both Sarasota and Manatee counties as low. This decision also follows safety updates recently rolled out by performing arts venues across the state. We know the majority of our audience is in favor of the mask requirement being relaxed, and are pleased that we are now able to accommodate this change safely. We will continue our rigorous disinfecting practices and continue to use MERV-13 air filters, which are rated to trap virus carriers, on all theatre campus AC units.

Audience members who feel more comfortable wearing a mask are encouraged to do so. However, as of April 4, masks will be recommended, and no longer required to be worn while indoors at FST.

Here is a list additional actions we’re taking to make sure your theatre experience is both safe and enjoyable:

• We have installed and are maintaining MERV13 filters, which are rated to trap virus carriers, on all of our campus A/C units. 

• We have placed hand sanitizing stations throughout the theatre. 

• Tables & chairs are sanitized between diners at our Green Room Café & Bar. All dishware is disinfected in our industrial dishwasher. 

• Staff members are regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces: door knobs, railings, menus, elevator buttons, etc.

 Protocols will be revisited and may be revised based on CDC guidance and the evolving circumstances of the pandemic, including use of additional screening protocols. Please check back to this webpage for updates on FST protocols.