Academy Code of Conduct updated September 2021


The Academy Code of Conduct applies to both Rhino Theatre Group locations

(studio and mainstage) including the sidewalks and parking lots surrounding the buildings.



  • to protect the rights and safety of Theatre patrons

  • to protect the rights and safety of casts and crew

  • to preserve and protect the Theatre's facilities, materials and properties



Invitees (guests to our business) who violate their invitation and parameters therein, legally become a trespasser; and will therefore, have no legal right to remain on premises. Failure to abide by this code of conduct and its explicit rules as implemented and enforced by Rhino Theatre Group in association with local and national authorities, will result in release from the premises


Behaviors expected to enter premises for ALL stages and events:

  • No admittance if you are sick/have been in contact with anyone who is sick for 10 prior days. MUST SELF MONITOR



  • Register at health management table

    • Digital temperature will be taken (if over 100 degrees, you may request internal mouth temperature to be taken-if still over 100, you must immediately leave premises)

    • Accurately and honestly answer 1-question questionnaire for ages 15 and under (ages 16 and over 2 questions)

  • NO FOOD OR SNACKS permitted on-site; refillable water bottles only

  • Students must provide their own folders, notebook, and pencils.   No sharing permitted. 


Face covering guidelines:

  • Indoor classes:  Face covering to be worn when arriving to class.    UPDATE:  SEPT. 2021 Mainstage and studio classes will use face covering while on-site and plastic shields (provided) for performances, or personal face covering if a shield is not preferred.  For celebration performances, audiences are required to wear personal face covering.

  • For private classes 2 or less people:  If mutually agreed to, student may remove face covering for instruction and technique classes, as long as student is standing at least 20' from instructor.


Behaviors where Release/Removal is Absolute:

The following behaviors are considered unacceptable on Rhino Theatre Group premises:

  • Disobeying instructors or production team

  • Disobeying mask management guidelines, removal of mask entirely while on-site

  • Disregard for other patrons, cast, crew and irresponsible behaviors associated with public health while seated or while traversing premises

  • Unwilling to maintain social distance; do not move chairs

  • Possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons of any kind

  • Smoking or vaping is prohibited

  • Loitering and gathering after rehearsals events is prohibited

  • Verbal or physical abuse to cast, crew, staff or other patrons

  • Disruptive noise, profane language

  • Disruptive use of cell phones