Policies, Protocols & Procedures

For The Growing Stage Creative Arts

For any questions regarding The Growing Stage Theatre’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please contact Lori Lawrence at llawrence@growingstage.com or (973) 721-6635.

Please note that this is a living document and policies may change based on number of cases and/or CDC or government recommendations or requirements. Parents/guardians will be alerted to any changes to the policy.  



  • All teaching artists will be vaccinated against COVID-19.


  • Classes will have no more than 14 students.


  • Face masks are welcome and encouraged, but optional.
  • The Growing Stage can provide masks upon request.


  • The Growing Stage is equipped with Aerus Pure & Clean air purifiers. This technology:
    • Destroys over 99% of all surface and airborne contaminants
    • Has proven effective in independent studies against bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi in the air and on surfaces
    • Continuously protects, purifies, and freshens air
    • Reduces allergens that can trigger allergies and asthma





  • Classroom spaces and restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected each week prior to classes.
  • Commonly touched surfaces and any shared objects such as chairs or props will be disinfected between class sessions.
  • All classroom spaces will have a supply of hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes to be used as needed.


  • Parents/guardians will not be allowed to wait inside the theatre during classes. Face masks are welcome and encouraged for drop-off and pick-up, but optional.
  • Drop-off, pick-up, and parking information will be sent electronically prior to the start of class.


  • Know the symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • If a student is experiencing any of these symptoms at home, they should not come to class and The Growing Stage should be notified.
  • If a student begins to display these symptoms while in class:
    • The student will be provided with a face mask to wear and the parent/guardian will be notified.
  • If a student shows symptoms of COVID-19 during the week between classes or the week following the final class, parent/guardian should contact The Growing Stage. Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear between 1 – 14 days following exposure.


If a student tests positive for or has close contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 during the week between classes or the week following the final class, they should notify The Growing Stage staff as soon as possible.

  • Parents/guardians of students who shared a class with the positive student will be notified of a positive case. The CDC indicates that contagiousness of COVID-19 is highest two days before symptoms appear through five days after symptoms appear. This information will be shared anonymously to best inform whether exposure to other students has occurred.
  • If it is determined that there was a high chance of exposure or if otherwise determined based on the circumstances, face masks may be required for all students OR class may be switched to our VIRTUAL platform for the following week and any subsequent weeks as deemed appropriate by The Growing Stage staff using latest information and guidelines.
  • Students who have recovered from COVID-19 may return to class no sooner than 5 days after symptoms first appeared and if they have had no symptoms for at least 72 hours. If a student returns to class sooner than 10 days after symptoms first appeared, they will be required to wear a face mask that meets CDC guidelines.
  • Please note, the CDC lists the following to define “close contact”:
    • You were within 6 feet of someone who has COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more.

For any questions regarding The Growing Stage Theatre’s COVID-19 protocols and procedures, please contact Lori Lawrence / llawrence@growingstage.com /    (973) 721-6635.


Ticketing System

  • Main Stage Performances are normally Saturdays at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM. Friday performances are on a limited basis at 7:30pm.
  • Studio Series Performances: Thursday/Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 4:00PM and Sunday at 2:00PM.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Local Flavor Coupons and Groupons cannot be redeemed online.  You must call the Box Office to reserve and redeem. Box Office is open daily Monday thru Friday from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Please call at least 24 hours prior to redeem.
  • Seating begins 30 minutes prior to each performance. If you select Will Call as your ticket delivery method, your tickets will be available for pick up starting an hour prior to the performance.
  • Seating is general admission except for season ticket holders and groups of 10 or more.
  • Sales are final and no refunds will be given unless the performance is cancelled. If you are unable to attend, please contact the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you at a different performance based on availability.
  • Concessions will be available for sale before the performance and during intermission. Outside food and drink is not allowed.
  • Parking is available in the bank parking lot next to the theatre (when the bank is closed), the park lot behind the bank lot, and on the surrounding streets. If needed, overflow parking is available at the Methodist Church down the street.
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 973-347-4946 or boxoffice@growingstage.com and we will be happy to assist you.

    Group Sales (10 or more) are available by calling the Box Office at (973) 347-4946.

Please fill out this form to receive more information or call 973-347-4946

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