Message To Patrons COVID-19

A Message to Our Patrons:

Bringing artists and audiences together to experience live performances is at the heart of all Capitol Center for the Arts and Bank of New Hampshire Stage programs.  However, the appearance of the coronavirus in this country is presenting us with some new challenges and I thought this would be a good time to let you know what we are doing to address this evolving situation.

We have increased our cleaning and disinfecting protocols at both venues and are in the process of installing hand sanitizing stations in multiple locations.  Additionally, we have anti-bacterial wipes for patron use on surfaces such as chairs and tables.

When you come to a show, we will greet you with a big smile and a hearty hello, but we will forego a handshake.  We will also ask you to slip your own ticket under the scanner rather than handing it to an usher.  These and other social distance protocols are being implemented across our operations.  We continue to educate our staff and volunteers on the healthy hygiene practices and ask you to do the same.

  • Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve or arm – not into your hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • For your well-being and the well-being of others, if you’re sick please stay home and take care of yourself

Please know we are closely monitoring the changing status of the situation here in New England and will follow recommendations issued by public health authorities or government agencies as needed.  We are also staying in touch with other theaters in the region and learning what we can from their experiences.

As of now, our confirmed performances will go on as scheduled.  We are anticipating there may be some tours that will be moving their CCA/BNHS dates to the fall.  And of course, we cannot rule out some cancellations.  All ticketholders will be notified immediately of any changes and notifications will be posted on our website.  To stay up to date, I encourage you to sign up for our weekly newsletter if you are not already receiving it.

More than anything I want to thank you for your continued support and participation during these challenging times.  Like all nonprofits the CCA is dependent on its patrons and members who are the heart and soul of our mission to bring people together to experience the magic of live performance, and we plan to be here serving as the heart of live entertainment in New Hampshire for decades to come.   As we take precautions to stem the tide of this virus please stay in touch; we all need community in these trying times.
For updates please visit our COVID-19 Updates page on our web site.  If you want to speak to me at any time, feel free to call at 603-225-1111 x102, or email me at  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Nicolette B Clarke
Executive Director
Capitol Center for the Arts/Bank of NH Stage

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