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COVID-19 Information

UPDATED THURSDAY, MARCH 19 AT 3:45 PM

The Rose Theater closed through April 30, 2020, in response to COVID-19

As directed by local and state authorities, and in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Rose Theater performances and classes are cancelled through April 30, 2020.

There will be no performances of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed or Corduroy. All classes are cancelled.

At this time, The Rose intends to re-open on Friday, May 1, pending further developments. The Rose will comply with all recommendations by local, state and federal authorities.

We appreciate your cooperation as we work through this situation together. We will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Rose at info@rosetheater.org.

UPDATE: Friday, March 13

The Rose Theater’s decides to close until March 26 in response to COVID-19

In an effort to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus, The Rose Theater has decided to cancel all theatrical performances and classes, effective Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 26.

There will be no additional performances of The Diary of Anne Frank or Young, Gifted & Black, originally scheduled for this weekend.

Although the building is closed to the public, Rose Box Office representatives will be available to take calls throughout the weekend of March 14. Please call (402) 345-4849 or e-mail info@rosetheater.org with questions about cancellations.

At this time, The Rose intends to re-open on Friday, March 27. The performance of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is anticipated to open as scheduled on March 27, pending new developments. Classes will also resume on Friday, March 27.

This has been a difficult decision, but The Rose has closely followed the guidance of city, state and federal officials to implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the health and well-being of our audience, guests, artists and staff. No cases of COVID-19 have been traced to the theater; we are acting out of an abundance of caution and concern for our audiences and students.

During this closure, The Rose will take increased measures to provide for the safety of our visitors through an intense cleaning of all spaces, including the theater auditorium and classrooms, door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, floors, seats, armrests, booster seats, counters and bathroom areas.

This is a dynamic and fast-changing situation, and one that presents new challenges to all of us. We continue to rely on information from the Center for Disease Control, Department of Health and other governmental agencies for guidance. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through this situation together. We will continue to share updates as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Rose at (402) 345-4849.


Wednesday, March 11

The Rose Theater’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Keeping Our Community Safe

As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation continues to develop, The Rose is closely following the lead of our city, state and federal officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the health and well-being of our audience, artists and staff.

Following the recommendations from the local health department, the City of Omaha and the State of Nebraska, Rose Theater events and programs will go on as scheduled. UPDATE 3/13/2020: The Rose has decided to cancel all performances and classes until March 26, 2020.

The Rose remains open and all regular business operations,
performances and classes are proceeding as usual.

Each individual is strongly encouraged to practice the recommended steps of good hygiene to reduce their own exposure to any virus.

The Rose is taking increased measures for our audiences, artists, guests and staff, including:

  • Requesting that artists, staff, visitors and audience members stay home if they feel ill and not return until they are symptom-free. Anyone who is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, especially if you have a fever or problems breathing, is encouraged to stay home and seek appropriate medical advice. The Rose has always had a flexible exchange policy; fees may apply. Please contact the Box Office at (402) 345-4849 for details.
  • Increasing our cleaning frequency of high-traffic areas and high-touch items, including door handles, elevator buttons, stair handrails, and bathroom areas.
  • Disinfecting and the wiping down of all public areas every day before performances.
  • Recycled program books are not being re-used for at least 72 hours

This is a dynamic and fast-changing situation. As we continue to monitor information from the Center for Disease Control, Department of Health and other governmental agencies, we will provide ongoing updates as necessary. Should a need to cancel performances or classes arise, we will communicate these schedule changes through the same methods that snow delays/cancellations are communicated, with updates via our website, social media and local media outlets.

The Rose will continue to rely upon the advice of health experts as we make future decisions. We remain vigilant, and we are prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing conditions. We appreciate your cooperation as we work through this situation together. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Rose at (402) 345-4849.

For additional information or updates on developments and recommended safety precautions, visit the websites for the CDC and World Health Organization.

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