Welcome Back to the Lofte!

The state of Nebraska has allowed for the opening of theatres at 50% capacity. After implementing a safety plan, reviewed by the Sarpy/Cass Health Department, the Lofte Community Theatre is excited to open Becky’s New Car on September 4th.   As Nebraska reopens its economy, we recognize our role as a theatre to bring hope, relief and joy. We’ve consulted with county health officials to promote the safety of our patrons, staff and volunteers during this unprecedented time.  Here is what you can expect for your upcoming Lofte experience.


RE-Making a Reservation

All ticket sales will be through the box office. 


Because of social distancing our seating capacity is lowered to 120 seats and some of our performances are oversold. You must call the box office by August 28 and tell us if you are planning to attend or not.  We respect that not everyone is ready to come back, but if you are we want to make sure we have space for you. 

Lofte Box Office (402) 234-2553

Before You Come to The Lofte

1. Assess your health.

 If your temperature is higher than 100.4° F or you have any of these symptoms you should stay home. 

*A fever in the last 24 hours  

*Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

*A persistent dry cough

*A new loss of taste or smell

*Sore throat

*Chills lasting longer than 2 hours

* Headache

* Muscle pain

*Congestion and/or runny nose

*Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

2. Pack your face covering.

During your visit we are asking you to wear a face covering at all times.

3. Bring Your Ticket.  

Remember, the date on your ticket will be honored to the best of our ability, but must be pre-checked with the box office by August 28.  Title of show and seats shown on tickets may no longer be correct.


When You Arrive at the Theatre

1. Parking.

Our parking lot attendants will guide you to a socially distanced space.

2. Face Cover/Mask.  

At this point we recommend putting on your face covering.  Anyone refusing to wear a face cover while inside the theatre will be asked to leave.

3. Enter the Theatre

After you exit your vehicle please join the line, ensuring you maintain a safe distance from others (guided by floor markings). Our staff/volunteers will be on hand to assist you.

4. Temperature Check

We will carry out temperature checks using our thermal thermometer. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4F or showing symptoms will not be admitted and encouraged to be tested for COVID-19.

5. Test and Trace.

While in line, our staff will ask you to provide your contact details (name and phone number) for Test and Trace purposes. 

6. Ticket Check and Seating

Once you have passed the temperature check, your ticket will be checked off our reservation list (see re-making a reservation above).  Due to reduced capacity and social distance we can only seat 120 patrons.  Therefore, the row and seat on your current ticket will not correspond with where you sit.  Seating will be first come, first served and our doors will open 1 hour prior to the start of the show.  (6:00PM Thursday-Saturday and 1:00PM on Sunday) Our ushers will help guide you to rows and seats that are available.  Families may sit together up to eight people. To reduce congestion in the lobby you will be asked to choose your seats first and then use the restroom or go to the concession stand.


During Your Visit

1. Keeping your distance.

Please ensure you maintain the recommended distance of six feet from others.  

2. Follow the routes.

When moving around the theatre before the show and during intermission, please follow the clearly marked one-way routes to help maintain safe distancing. We've installed easy to follow signage to assist you.

3. Wear your face covering.

While in the theatre, you must wear a face covering throughout your visit. You may remove it while eating and drinking but you must be in your seat.  You will be required to wear it again when you are finished.

4. Wash/sanitize your hands.

Please wash your hands after using the restroom and sanitize your hands regularly using the products provided.

5. Enhanced cleaning.

Rest assured, as always, the theatre is cleaned on a continual basis. Common contact surfaces and toilet facilities will be regularly sanitized.

6. We are here to help.

Our staff will be on hand during your visit to provide guidance around the theatre. If you have any questions or feedback on your experience, don't hesitate to talk to one of them.


When You are Leaving

1. Follow directions.

At the end of the performance you will be dismissed one row at a time and asked to exit via specific doors.  You may use the restrooms but please do not congregate in the lobby and always maintain social distance. 

PATIENCE/RESPECT APPRECIATED--Last, but not least, please be patient and respectful of our Lofte volunteers and personnel as we all make our way through this together. 



The Lofte Community Theatre

Silver sponsors

P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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