Outdoor Theater Plans and Barrier


There are currently little to no regulations for how small arts institutions should handle reopening. More prominent museums and theaters were given guidelines and support for safety, but many FAB organizations needed community assistance to find safe and effective ways to reopen.

The Henning Larsen group proposed plans that follow DOT regulations for restaurants and open streets. Based on the NYC Open Restaurant guidelines and social distancing guidelines, the individual and group audience members must be seated within a minimum distance of 6′ of each other. There are a variety of seating layouts possible depending on the space provided.

This outdoor barricade will follow the regulations set for the NYC Open Restaurants, they are intended to be permanent barricades in parking spaces along the business frontage. They are inspected thoroughly and must follow the following regulations:

30″-36″ in height
18″ width

Must have retroreflective tape

Standard plywood sheets
Wood screws

2″ x 4″ (length flexible)

Seating Layouts



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