COVID-19 Safety Measures

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 operating under as of July 1, 2022:


At the moment, we are NOT requiring patrons to provide proof of vaccination at the door. (But this could change if the number of cases locally go back up or public health agencies again suggest it as a precaution.)


Following the guidelines of performing arts venues around the state, masks are NOT required at this time inside the Great Escape building and its theater. However, we do suggest that all patrons wear a mask (if possible) as a simple societal safeguard for fellow audience members and artists.  Complimentary masks will be available at the box office for those who happen to have lost or forgotten their own.

Performing artists will not wear masks during performances, so as not to impede ability to hear or understand the show.

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.