LAST UPDATED 02.01.2021

The safety and well-being of our community, patrons, students, staff, and volunteers is our top priority. BlackRock meets regularly to discuss the impact of the coronavirus taking into consideration federal, state, and local orders, guidelines, and recommendations. Please check this page as it is updated frequently. 


Our current operating status is as follows: 

  • Public Access: Not Allowed 

  • Classes: Limited courses, limited capacity. Visit Class Policies and Procedures for more information. 

  • In-Person Performances: Not Allowed 

  • In-Person Exhibits/Galleries: Not Allowed 

  • Event Rentals: Not Allowed ; Future Scheduling Available 

  • Community Events: Under consideration as the weather permits outdoor gatherings 


We look forward towhen we can experience live performances with our friends again! 

Please read below in terms of how we are doing to keep our space, community, and staff safe! 



  • Implementation of CDC recommended cleaning protocols and sanitation practices  

  • Updated entrances and exits to ensure safe flow of traffic  


  • By appointment only 

  • Temperature checks and Covid-19 waivers required by all visitors upon arrival 

  • Face masks and physical distancing of 6' required at all times 



  • Trained in cleaning, check-in, and monitoring policies and procedures  

  • Checked daily for temperature and covid-related symptoms  

  • Face masks and physical distancing of 6' required at all times 

  • Weekly Covid-19 testing for all in-person staff 



Is BlackRock hosting any in-person classes?   

Yes, BlackRock is hosting in-person classes with limited capacity and strict safety measures. Please view our Class Policy and Procedures page for more details. Every teaching artist, student, and volunteer is required to complete our COVID Disclosure and Waiver Form before each class. 

What is BlackRock doing to ensure a safe environment 

We work closely with local health experts and officials in developing and implementing plans that incorporate recommended health, cleanliness, and safety guidelines.   

  • All guests will have their temperature checked at the building entrance. No one with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be allowed to enter BlackRock or participate in an outdoor class.   

  • All guest over the age of two (2) will be required to wear a face mask that covers both the nose and the mouth. If you refuse to wear a mask, you will not be allowed to attend the class or event, and your tuition or ticket will not be refunded.   

  • All guests must agree to abide by social-distancing guidelines and to follow the directions of BlackRock Staff when in lines, while entering the building lobby, BlackBox Theater, MainStage Theater, elevator, restrooms, and front lawn.  

  • All guests must follow all posted instructions and verbal directions of BlackRock Staff while they are on BlackRock’s property.  

We cannot absolutely guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 while at BlackRock. Please be aware that the risk of such exposure exists in any public place or large gathering.  

Is BlackRock open to the public?

No. Only a limited number of staff, Upcounty Hub at BlackRock volunteers, teaching artists and students are allowed into the building. They undergo daily mandatory temperature checks and are required to practice physical distancing and wear masks or facial coverings in all public or common areas.  

How can I continue to engage in the arts at BlackRock. 

Our team has done an exceptional job at pivoting our art services to a variety of virtual platforms while keeping our commitment to providing access, a welcoming and safe enviornment, and high-quality engaging content. Visit our calendar to see upcoming events

How can I continue to support BlackRock?

We know how valuable the arts are to our community. We also know the economic impact of the virus. Therefore, BlackRock makes it easy for generous individuals, like you, to give what is in your heart. We created several options for you to donate and give back to the community in which we serve. 


You have your choice of organizations to donate during this difficult time. Thank you in advance for giving to an organization right here at home. 

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