The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, in management of the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre on behalf of Montgomery County, MD, takes the COVID-19 pandemic extremely seriously. To this end, the Silver Spring Black Box strictly adheres to, at minimum, the guidelines set for by Montgomery County’s government, and specifically its County Executive and County Council, in addition to any guidelines set forth by the state of Maryland and its elected officials. Please note that these policies are subject to change at any time and the Theatre Consortium will reevaluate and endeavor to update this page as policies are updated.

To this end, the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring and Silver Spring Black Box is currently requiring the following:

Audience Members
Persons attending performances at the Silver Spring Black Box are required to properly wear a mask at all times (which means a full seal over both nose and mouth) when inside the building (this includes lobby, restrooms, concessions area, and theatre) except when actively eating or drinking, and are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. If you do not arrive with a mask, one will be provided to you. Failure to comply with this mask policy may result in your removal from the building.

Consortium Members, Outside Renters, plus their Staff, Artists, and Performers
Persons employed by or volunteering with the renting organization are required to:
*Show proof of vaccination
*Show proof of at least one booster (if medically eligible)
*A photo ID with the matching name as the vaccination card
*If medically ineligible for a vaccine and/or booster, the individual must provide a negative PCR test taken within the previous 72 hours.
*Properly wear masks at all times when inside the building (this includes lobby, restrooms, concessions area, theatre, technical booth, green room, and rehearsal room) unless actively eating or drinking, or actively performing on stage

TCSS Staff
Persons employed by the Consortium are required to:
*Show proof of vaccination
*Show proof of at least one booster (if medically eligible)
*Properly wear masks at all times when inside the building unless actively eating or drinking

For more information on who is eligible to receive a booster shot, and when, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

In addition, the Montgomery County facilities management has upgraded the filters in the HVAC system and increased the outside airflow through said system and increased the cleaning protocols for high-touch surfaces with the contracted cleaning crew, while the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring has placed air purifiers throughout the building including in the theatre, placed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building, and also has cleaning supplies for high touch surfaces.

If you have any questions, please direct those to the Managing Director, Jonathan Rubin, at theatreconsortiumss@gmail.com and he will endeavor to answer them as expediently as possible.