Phase 5 Reopening Guidelines

Laugh Out Loud hosts in-person shows in compliance with guidelines provided by the CDC, State of Illinois, and PACC (Performing Arts Center Consortium)[PDF]. We are thrilled to invite you back!

Laugh Out Loud has taken enhanced health and safety measures for our students, faculty, guests, cast and crew. You must follow all posted instructions and guidelines while at Laugh Out Loud.

Due to the contagious nature of COVID-19, an inherent risk of exposure exists in any public place where people gather. By visiting Laugh Out Loud, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

By entering the building now or at any time in the future, you affirm that you do not have nor are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 nor have been recently exposed to anyone with COVID-19.

Thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward to offering you the safest and cleanest comedy experience possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

Audience Procedures

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that fully vaccinated Americans start wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates as nationwide infection levels are once again on the rise.The Illinois Department of Public Health is "fully adopting" the CDC's updated masking guidance, recommending that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with substantial and high transmission.

Based on this guidance, Laugh Out Loud is requesting that masks be worn at all times unless eating or drinking, and actors on stage and staff will remain masked. We will keep the website updated if these policies relax or change.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no walk-up sales. This will mitigate contact with box office staff and get you to your seats quicker. Forgot to buy tickets in advance? You can step out on the sidewalk and take a minute to purchase over your smart phone, because no cash or cards will exchange hands in our lobby.

We also recommend distancing as you enter our lobby to check in and visit the Lobby Bar.