More info about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Local Health Department
ellen eccles theatre
In accordance with state guidelines, all performances will be seated with 6 feet between household groups. Masks are required in the facility and must be worn for the duration of the performance.
Hand sanitizer throughout lobby.
Touchless usher assistance. Just hold up your ticket or e-ticket so our friendly ushers can read it and guide you from a little further away than usual.
Digital programs that you can peruse before the show or at the theatre on your mobile device. Designed to reduce physical contact and better for the environment, too!
Temperature checks will be taken as you enter the theatre. Signage will guide you to pause in front of our new AI thermometer. (It looks like a camera but don’t worry, it’s not the paparazzi. It’s just reading your temperature, and it doesn’t record.)
No hassle refunds if you do come down with symptoms.
Contactless concessions that will be out on the counter for only you to touch.
Drinking fountains are closed, but the water bottle re-fillers are available.
HVAC improvements installed last year make it easier to control airflow in the Ellen Eccles Theatre, and we’ve implemented a new disinfecting protocol that eliminates 99.99% of airborne e.coli, MRSA, staph, listeria, and Coronavirus in under a minute throughout our facilities, and, of course, before each performance.
Increased cleaning and disinfecting, especially in bathrooms and on high touch surfaces.
If you have questions about a specific upcoming show or event, please email
We are so excited to welcome you back to the Bullen Center for Art Classes this Fall. Thank you for following guidelines so we can keep our doors open!
Symptom check before each class (students and teachers). Symptomatic individuals are not to come.
Masks must be worn to cover the mouth and nose.
Class enrollment is limited to six per class and students will be seated six feet apart.
Students should bring their own water bottles instead of using the drinking fountain.
Tables, sink, and doorknobs will be sanitized before and after each class. Students will be given their own supplies to use or the supplies will be sanitized between uses.
Seats will be assigned and packets set out before class. At the end of class, students will pack up their supplies and clean up at the sink one at a time.
There will be a 15-minute break between classes to accommodate sanitizing and ensure one class will exit before the next class arrives.
Handwashing with soap and water is available in the Art Studio.
The Department of Workforce Services continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, under the direction of the Governor’s Office. Below you will find information and resources regarding their services and COVID-19. Please check back regularly, as these resources will continually be updated.
We have heard this video may be very useful. It explains how independent contractors apply for CARE Act funds:
COVID-19 Resources for Individuals
For Freelance Artists
The following arts service organizations are providing frequently updated news and resources for artists and arts organizations.
Americans for the Arts (scroll down the page for resources)
Alliance of Artists Communities
National Association for Music Education
Association of Performing Arts Professionals
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants provide one-time cash grants of up to $5,000 to cover expenses caused by one-time, unexpected medical emergencies.
The Authors League Fund helps professional writers in financial need because of medical or health-related problems or temporary loss of income by providing loans to pay for pressing expenses.
PEN American Writers’ emergency grants provide financial assistance to painters, printmakers, and sculptors whose needs are the result of an unforeseen incident.
Kickstarter has a page with resources for artists.
Are you a freelance artist? A great crowd-sourced resource list is available.
Financial Strategies for Freelance Artists in a Time of Crisis is hosted by HowlRound.
Artist Office Hours is an opportunity for artists to gather virtually and talk, mourn, laugh, and share music. The event takes place each day at 5 pm PST. Download the meeting invite.
Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic, hosted by Howlround Theatre Commons, offers resources and inspiration to freelance artists.
Artist Thrive has a listing of helpful resources for artists.
Creative Capital has an artist resource page.
Artwork Archives has compiled a list of emergency grants for artists.