COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan

Great Escape Stage Company is excited to be welcoming artists, staff, and audiences back to our black-box theatre space located at 110 East Michigan Avenue in historic downtown Marshall.

We are committed to providing an unforgettable experience for all in a safe and healthy environment. To that end, we have developed this COVID-19 Reopening Safety Plan, which follows other performing arts venues as well as the most current guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Michigan State Department of Health, and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to COVID-19.

Please note that all guidelines and policies are subject to change based on experience in reopening and in accordance with government mandates and recommendations.

Below are the basic safety measures we are implementing as part of our reopening:


We require all those entering the theatre to provide proof of vaccination at the door. Proof of vaccination can be your actual card, a photo of your card, proof provided by the pharmacy or medical facility that administered your vaccination (printed copy or app with vaccination record), or any such equivalent method to establish your vaccinated status. If you are unable to receive the vaccine for a medical or personal reason, we understand your possible disappointment as we reopen but this is the theater’s attendance policy.


Following the guidelines of performing arts venues around the state, masks are required at all times inside the Great Escape building and its theater. Complimentary masks will be available at the box office for those who happen to have lost or forgotten their own. Great Escape staff members who work in the box office or in contact with patrons will wear masks at all times.

Performing artists will remove masks during performances so as not to impede your ability to hear or understand the show. There will be no receiving line of actors following the show; patrons are kindly asked to leave the theater building promptly and have social conversations outside where mask use becomes personal choice.

Hand Sanitizing Stations & Restrooms

Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at our entrance, in restrooms and at other locations within our premises. New paper towel and soap dispensers have been installed, as well as restroom signage reminding guests of the importance of proper hand-washing.

Arriving for a Show

The Box Office opens 30 minutes before show time. Guests are encouraged to arrive at their convenience and once inside the building, ticketed guests may choose to take their seats in the theatre or wait outside until they wish to be seated. The lobby will be used as a “flow of traffic” area and neither a waiting area nor a social district.

House Management will make special accommodations for guests with disabilities who may need more time to enter the theatre. We request that guests notify the box office of any such need for special assistance at the time of ticket purchase by calling 269-781-2700.

Guests who have exhibited any of the symptoms of illness that might be COVID-19 within seventy-two hours of their reservation must call our box office at 269-781-2700 for help in rescheduling their reservations or to receive a full refund of advance purchased tickets if rescheduling is not practical.