Dayton Live to require masks for all shows

Local arts and entertainment organizations and venues across the region, including the Schuster Center and Liberty Tower (background), raised awareness about their industry’s financial plight on Red Alert Day of Action on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

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Local arts and entertainment organizations and venues across the region, including the Schuster Center and Liberty Tower (background), raised awareness about their industry’s financial plight on Red Alert Day of Action on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. JIM NOELKER/STAFF

Dayton Live, which presents hundreds of live shows each year, has revised its policy regarding masks and entry to its venues.

All guests, staff and volunteers will be required to wear masks at all times in the Dayton Live venues, regardless of vaccination status, according to a release issued Thursday afternoon.

“As we welcome back everyone to Dayton Live venues, the health and well-being of our audiences, staff, volunteers, and artists remains our number one priority,” said Ty Sutton, president and CEO of Dayton Live.

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Sutton cited the high levels of COVID-19 transmission in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

“We will continually assess the ever-changing landscape of the pandemic and adjust our health and safety protocols according to the recommendations of health officials,” Sutton said.

All ticket holders to upcoming events in a Dayton Live venue will receive an email outlining the policy in effect for that specific performance, within one week of their performance. Information can also be found at daytonlive.org/about/health-safety/

If a patron feels that COVID-19 conditions make it unsafe for them to attend a performance/event in a Dayton Live venue, they have several options starting 30 days prior to the performance, the release said. Information can be found on the Dayton Live website or contact the Dayton Live Ticket Office at 937-228-3630 with additional questions.

Dayton Live presents more than 300 performances for all ages and interests each year, including touring Broadway, comedians, concerts, films and family shows. The group operates and maintains the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theatre, the PNC Arts Annex, and Metropolitan Arts Center (home of The Loft Theatre) for the benefit of the community and the arts organizations that use them.