COVID 19 - Health & Safety Protocols

As of September 3, 2020

Please note: these protocols will be updated and evolve as the pandemic situation evolves. Please check back before you come to PTE in person.


Welcome to PTE. We are dedicated to the health and welfare of all who enter our space. We are preparing to have you back in March and we’re so excited at the thought of having people in our space again.

These safety protocols are being put in place to keep all in our space safe in conjunction with the recommendations put forth by the Government of Manitoba. We want you to feel respected and protected during your time at PTE.



Please stay home and contact the Box Office if you:

• been in contact with someone that is confirmed to have COVID-19

• been notified that you were in a high risk setting for COVID-19 in the past 14 days (e.g., on a plane or at an event)

• travelled outside Manitoba in the last 14 days

Have a new onset of any of the following symptoms:

• Fever/chills

• Cough

• Loss of taste or smell

• Sore throat/hoarse voice

Have a new onset of two or more of the following symptoms:

• Runny nose

• Muscle aches

• Fatigue

• Conjunctivitis



Protocols are being developed to assist audience members to maintain a physical distance of 6’ (2 metres) from each other that may include things like staggered entry and exit times to the lobby and theatre, and marked spacing in the lobby. Please respect that distance when moving from place to place within the PTE facility, including entering the lobby, within the lobby and in the washrooms.

In order to respect the 6’ physical distance required by the Government of Manitoba in the theatre itself, seating is currently limited to 50 patrons per performance.

Note: this may change depending on the Government guidelines in place as we approach actual performance dates in spring.



You may be required to wear a mask while you are in the PTE facility. This will be determined based on the conditions leading up to the actual performances, and you will be notified of the specifics prior to your first performance.



The theatre, lobby and washrooms will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly before your arrival, including frequent touchpoints like door handles and counters.

Hand sanitizer will be available for your use upon entry and throughout the space.



If we are advised that there has been a confirmed case of Covid-19 of someone that has been at PTE, we will take immediate steps to ensure a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of the space. This may require a temporary closure. If that’s the case, PTE will notify you immediately of the closure should it affect your performance.

PTE will provide Manitoba Health with contact information as well as tracing information to better enable them to minimize the risk of the infection being passed on.



If any person deliberately chooses not to comply with these protocols, they will be asked to leave the premises.



We cannot alone guarantee your physical health, so we ask you to do your part. Observe all protocols during your time here.

Thank you.