VPAC Statement: COVID-19

*This page will be updated on an ongoing basis with all pertinent information.


Updated May 31, 2021

***Public statement***

Vilar Performing Arts Center | COVID-19 Policy Update

The Vilar Performing Arts Center is pleased to bring a complete summer schedule to our beautiful venue for the 2021 summer season.     

As permitted by current State of Colorado and Eagle County guidelines, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is currently operating at 50% capacity (approximately 265 people) through June 30, without any social distancing or mask requirements*.

  • Capacity for performances in the month of July will be announced by June 18. All capacity limitations will be lifted on August 1. 
  • No social distancing required.    
  • Face coverings will be optional in all areas of the VPAC. All individuals, whether they choose to wear a face-covering or not, will be welcomed and respected.  
  • For protocols during Bravo! Vail Music Festival performances at the VPAC, please visit bravovail.org.     

The Vilar Performing Arts Center thanks you for your patience and understanding as we transition to new protocols for our venue.     

If you are not yet comfortable attending the venue under current protocols, although we will miss your presence, we ask that you consider not attending at this time.  

*Visiting productions may elect to follow increased health and safety protocols. Therefore, specific capacity, distancing, and face-covering protocols may vary from show to show. 

For further questions please contact the box office at (970) 845-8497.


Updated May 24, 2021

***Public statement***

Vilar Performing Arts Center | COVID-19 Policy Update

As permitted by current State of Colorado and Eagle County guidelines, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is currently operating at 50% capacity beginning with our first show June 27, without any social distancing or mask requirements*. If you are not comfortable with this approach, although we will miss your presence, we ask you to consider not attending at this time.  

  • Venue capacity is currently limited to 50% (approximately 275 people) until further notice.
  • Vilar Performing Arts Center intends to increase venue capacity later in the summer season.
  • No social distancing required.
  • Face coverings will be optional in all areas of the VPAC. All individuals, whether they choose to wear a face-covering or not, will be welcomed and respected.
  • For protocols during Bravo! Vail Music Festival performances at the VPAC, please visit bravovail.org.

The Vilar Performing Arts Center thanks you for your patience and understanding as we transition to new protocols for our venue.

If you are not comfortable attending the venue under current protocols, although we will miss your presence, we ask that you consider not attending at this time.

*Visiting productions may elect to follow increased health and safety protocols. Therefore, specific capacity, distancing, and face-covering protocols may vary from show to show.

For further questions please contact the box office at (970) 845-8497.


Updated April 28, 2020

***Public statement***

Vilar Performing Arts Center Response to Updated Eagle County Public Health Order

Eagle County Public Health recently announced a new order that will transition the community through three phases of recovery from COVID-19. Social distancing will be required throughout the entire process until all health orders are lifted (for more visit http://ecemergency.org).·

  • Phase 1: Green Circle, gatherings of up to 10 people
  • Phase 2: Blue Square, gatherings of up to 25-50 people
  • Phase 3: Black Diamond, gatherings of up to 250 people

The Vilar Performing Arts Center will host the Ghost Light Sessions, bringing quality, livestreaming performances from the venue beginning May 7 and continuing until public health guidance allows doors to re-open. The venue is optimistic it can host small events in the “Black Diamond” phase and can reopen entirely when all three phases of the public health order are complete.·      More information about VPAC’s June-July schedule forthcoming in early May.

  • More information about VPAC’s Aug.-Sept. schedule forthcoming by June

Thank you,

Duncan Horner

Executive Director, Vilar Performing Arts Center

 


Updated April 8, 2020

***Public statement***

Vilar Performing Arts Center updated response to COVID-19

The Eagle County Department of Public Health and Environment has issued an updated Stay at Home Order lasting through April 30.

At this time, it is too early to tell the impact this pandemic will have on our summer. However, we remain hopeful and optimistic that we will be able to host all or some portion of our summer shows. In any event, now and into the future, the staff and volunteers of the VPAC are working hard in multiple capacities to ensure we remain a center for community, and for the uplifting communion that only comes through sharing the performing arts with one another. Please stay in touch with us throughout this crisis via our social media channels: www.facebook.com/vilarperformingartscenter / @vilarpac

We expect to know more over the next month, and we look forward to welcoming all of you back to the VPAC soon once Public Health guidance and good sense allow.

In the meantime, we will continue to follow the guidance of our public health institutions, and provide updates to you, our valued supporters, the moment we learn more.

Thank you,

Duncan Horner

Executive Director, Vilar Performing Arts Center

 


March 12, 2020:

***Public statement***

Vilar Performing Arts Center announces cancellation of the remainder of its 2019-20 winter season

The Vail Valley Foundation places the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families, our supporters, guests, volunteers, and all the people we serve at our many events, venues and programs, as our highest priority.

The recent global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has underscored the importance for all event organizers, including the VVF’s Vilar Performing Arts Center, to work closely with federal, state and local public health organizations and officials to determine proper protocols, limitations, postponements, and, in the event of a public health emergency, cancellations of public events and programs.

The Eagle County Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a standing public health order prohibiting all events of 50 people or more effective immediately through April 8, 2020.

In full support and concordance with this important measure, the Vilar Performing Arts Center has announced the cancellation of all performances and events for the remainder of the 19-20 winter season.

A full refund will be issued to any ticket buyer of a canceled show. Please email boxoffice@vvf.org with any additional questions.

We look forward to welcoming all of you back to the VPAC soon once the standing public health order is lifted.

In the meantime, we will continue to follow the guidance of our public health institutions, and provide updates to you, our valued supporters, in and when we learn more.

Thank you,

Duncan Horner

Executive Director, Vilar Performing Arts Center

 


March 9, 2020:

A message from our Executive Director, Duncan Horner

To our valued ticket buyers,

Your safety is our number one priority. We are making every effort to safeguard our venue so that all guests can continue enjoying great entertainment at the Vilar Performing Arts Center.

In the light of recent news relating to the virus that causes COVID-19, we are closely following the updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), Eagle County Health Department and Emergency Services, medical professionals and other government agencies to stay on top of developments. Community-level transmission is not evidenced at this time in Eagle County, and our community should have awareness, but not panic, regarding COVID-19.

We want you to feel confident when attending shows at the Vilar Performing Arts Center. As a result, we have enhanced some of our procedures in the interest of our ticket buyers’, employees’ and volunteers’ health and safety.

Theater Cleaning and Staff Policy:  We are implementing measures to limit the spread of an infection should it occur in our facilities. As a part of this strategy, we are using hospital-grade JW 04331 VirexII disinfectant cleaner to sanitize the doorknobs, door handles, handrails, and all armrests and seatbacks daily. In addition, we are sanitizing the countertops at both of the concessions stands, the box office, the May Gallery Bar, the cocktail tables in the lower lobby and all of the tables in the upper lobby on a daily basis. Hand sanitizer will also be made available in our lobby spaces for your convenience. Our cleaning company is trained on proper hand and glove washing as well as the correct application techniques, and all staff and volunteers are being reminded of the importance of not coming to work when sick.

I also want to remind all ticket buyers about our flexible policies which we hope serve to create peace of mind. Given the level of risk, we will continue our operations as usual, and have received no artist cancellations at this time.  As a ticket buyer, if you decide to cancel your plans to attend an event, the funds used can be applied to a future ticket as long as you cancel at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled performance. The funds are valid for a future performance up to twelve months from the original purchase date and must be used by the individual named on the ticket.

Thank you for your patience and trust in the Vilar Performing Arts Center. We are prepared to navigate through these challenging circumstances with your safety and confidence at the forefront of everything we do. We will continue to monitor updates and will communicate via numerous channels, including email, Facebook and social media, with any news.

Learn more about how to respond to COVID-19 at: www.ecemergency.org/?m=1.

We look forward to seeing you in the theater soon,

Duncan JB Horner

Executive Director, Vilar Performing Arts Center

 

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