NTPA Safety Protocol Update

The North Texas Performing Arts Covid-19 Task Force of 30 medical doctors, legal counsel, board members and others meets weekly to update our safety protocols so that we can provide the safest possible environment for our students and patrons.

Those protocols have allowed us to reopen and enjoy over 35,000 visitors, 120 productions and almost 1,000 performances in our spaces without incident.
Based on CDC, state and local guidance the NTPA Task Force has developed a 5-Phase Drawdown Strategy that will gradually move our safety protocols  to normalcy.

These 5 phases will allow NTPA to roll-back policies in a safe and deliberate manner. Each phase will be adopted based on the current test, hospitalization, and vaccine rates along with guidance from the CDC and other agencies.

Protocol Drawdown Phase 4
Effective July 1, 2021

  • For the foreseeable future, actors may continue to wear a mask in any production and shall face no discrimination, sanctions or efforts to persuade otherwise.
  • Productions performing after July 1 will be designated as “mask required” or “mask optional on stage.” For “mask optional on stage” productions, students will be allowed to remove their masks while performing on stage during tech week and live performances but must put their masks back on when leaving the stage.
  • For shows performing after July 1 that have already finalized their casts, or for any “mask required” production after July 1, families in the production may choose to move to a “mask optional on stage” experience if the CAST HAS UNANIMOUSLY AGREED via confidential and anonymous consent.
  • For shows performing after July 1, at least one performance will offer safe social distance seating with the objective to allow every performer the opportunity to perform to an SSD audience. Remaining performances will be fully open with 100% capacity seating.
  • Beginning July 1, all fully vaccinated youth and adults may enter and move throughout the NTPA facility without a mask. Students will still be required to wear a mask while participating in any “mask required” production or activity.

continue to require masks and health checks in all NTPA facilities.

Upcoming NTPA Productions

Masks Required Masks Optional On Stage
Enchanted Bookshop (Plano)
High School Musical Jr. – 2 Week (Fairview)
All Shook Up – 2 Week (Plano)
Magic Treehouse (Plano)
Moana Jr. (Plano)
101 Dalmatians Kids – 2 Week (Frisco)
Summer Stage Series (Starcatchers)
Frog and Toad Kids – 2 Week (Fairview)

Jungle Book Kids – 2 Week (Plano)
Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe Dallas
Best Day Ever Starcatchers
Willy Wonka (Frisco)
Law and Order Fairytale Unit (Plano)

Singing in the Rain Jr. (Plano)
Honk Jr. (Frisco)
Puffs (Plano)
Carrie (Dallas)
Seussical Kids (Fairview)
Cinderella (Plano)

Little Mermaid (Repertory)
Miss Saigon, School Edition (Plano)
Little Women – 2 Week (Frisco)
Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Fairview)

Descendants (Plano)
Newsies (Plano)
Hamlet (Fairview)
Les Mis School Edition (Frisco)
Matilda Jr. Dallas
Seussical Kids (Plano)

Rent School Edition (Frisco)
Spongebob (Plano)
James and the Giant Peach Jr. (Fairview)
Cabaret Rep
Legally Blonde (Fairview)
Little Red Riding Hood (Plano)
Into the Woods (Frisco)

View our current safety protocols
We want to assure you that we are continuing to do everything we can to make sure that you are as safe as possible when inside our theatre’s walls.
We encourage you to remember these safety tips:
If traveling domestically or internationally, be mindful of any special  testing or quarantine obligations.
Consider getting a Covid-19 Test before visiting at-risk individuals or attending a group gathering.
Try to avoid large events or gatherings, and if you have to go, wear a mask and try to maintain 6-feet of safe social distance from others.
Get a Covid Vaccine if you can and encourage loved ones to do the same.
Do not carpool with people who live outside your household.
Wash hands regularly and completely for 20 seconds.
Never share water bottles or drinks.
Remember: If you are within 6 feet of anyone for
15 minutes or more, you could be at risk!