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a couple with solemn faces embrace in blue lightOrestes 2.0 (2020). Photo: Jim Carmody.

Return to Learn FAQ

The Department of Theatre + Dance takes the safety of our performers, audiences, and crew seriously. Working with the campus Return to Learn program, we have compiled a list of COVID protocols and general FAQs, so audience members can be informed and prepared as they visit our facilities to enjoy this season of in-person performances. 

To learn more about Return to Learn, please visit:

What precautions are being taken to ensure maskless performances are safe?

Theatre and Dance Maskless Rehearsal and Performance Protocol


In case of exposure, each person will follow existing Return to Learn protocols and  procedures: 

Who can attend performances?

Attending a Theatre + Dance performance is now open to the public!


We thank you for being a supporter and audience member of the UC San Diego Department of Theatre + Dance are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Theatre District! In order to ensure the safety of community members, we request audience members comply with UC San Diego testing, symptom checker, and masking policies while attending performances. 

Where are performances taking place this year?

We are delighted to welcome patrons back to the Theatre District!


For more information about venues and parking, head on over to our theatres and driving information pages.

Do I need to remain masked during the performance?

Masking is strongly encouraged.


How can I purchase tickets?

Audience members may purchase tickets online


Each individual performance has a ticketing link embedded in its page on the Theatre + Dance website (found within Audience members will be taken to a secondary page hosted by our ticketing vendor, SquadUp. Patrons will purchase tickets online. These tickets can either be printed out at home or displayed on patrons' phone and scanned prior to entry to the venue. 

If you require assistance purchasing tickets, please email

How can I view a program of the performance?

Programs have gone paperless!


For the health and safety of our patrons and staff, and for the health of our planet, the Department of Theatre and Dance has ceased printing physical programs. Scannable QR codes will be posted near the entrance of the venue--patrons may view the program on their phones before and after the performance, and during intermission, if applicable. Programs will also be embedded on the individual webpage of each season show (found within, accessible to audience members at their convenience.