Air Purification System Installed Summer of 2020

A critical safety aspect that Portland Stage had concerns about as an indoor venue was the update of the building’s HVAC system. The HVAC system installed by W.H. Demmons uses bipolar ionization technology, which releases charged atoms that attach to and deactivate harmful substances like bacteria, mold, allergens, and viruses by pulling the hydrogen atom away, causing the harmful substances to die. Testing of this system for effectiveness against the COVID-19 virus by two different independent laboratories, Analytical Lab Group and Innovative Bioanalysis, revealed that the level of the virus is cut by 90% within 60 minutes.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols are based on CDC guidelines

Thank you for being a part of the Portland Stage family. In addition to the state-of-the-art upgraded Bipolar Ionization HVAC system, we have instituted the following protocols, based on COVID threat levels in Cumberland County, to keep our Patrons, Staff, Guest Artists and Volunteers safe. You will receive a link to our current COVID protocols in a reminder email sent 24 hours prior to your scheduled performance.

Risk Level Green

Masking We are recommending masks be worn for all performances, with some performances designated as “Masks Required”. Please check show pages for specifics dates.

Seating Full capacity.

Concessions Offered for all performances. For “Masks Required” performances concessions will be offered in the cordoned off bar area where patrons may remove masks to enjoy concessions.

Risk Level Yellow

Masking Required for all performances

Seating Full capacity.

Concessions Offered for all performances in the cordoned off bar area where patrons may remove masks to enjoy concessions.

Risk Level Red

Masking Required for all performances.

Seating Full capacity, though social distance seating may be implemented during extreme COVID surges.

ConcessionsOnly non-alcoholic bottled beverages, including bottled water, will be available.

Maine COVID-19 Resources

Current COVID-19 risk levels for the state of Maine CDC COVID Data Tracker: Maine

For information on how to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, visit https://www.maine.gov/covid19/vaccines/vaccination-sites or call 1-888-445-4111.

For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Maine, please visit the Maine CDC site here, call 211, or email [email protected].

Vaccination & Testing

Portland Stage will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative test result to attend a performance or event held at Portland Stage.

When Not To Attend

If the following applies to you or someone in your party contact the Box Office before your scheduled performance:

  • Are concerned about attending the performance due to an elevated COVID risk level.
  • Are feeling ill
  • Have been told you have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to your visit

Covid Safety Policy Review

Portland Stage will continue to regularly review and update our COVID Safety Policy, as well as share our policy with our union partners: AEA, SDC, and USA.

If the CDC guidelines or our safety protocols change, we will include the information in your ticket reminder email that will arrive 24-48 hrs before your performance.

COVID-Safety Sponsors