Signs and prohibition signs everywhere await the visitors. "No entrance there is a double lane directly in front of the box office of the landestheater. Upstairs in the first tier, the no-entry signs focus on the opposite direction. "No exit" a note on a door in the auditorium as well as on the door that actually leads to the small staircase explains the story.
Signs and prohibition signs have made the landestheater coburg a real obstacle course for visitors since the re-start after the complete corona shutdown. This is not, of course, the result of harassment, but rather of the need to strictly implement the hygiene concept. Signs, boards and various barriers are used to guide the streams of visitors along cleverly devised routes and at the prescribed distance to the still strictly limited seating areas.
After the reopening in mid-june, the show has been running smoothly since the start of the season at the beginning of september – albeit always under strict hygiene regulations and corresponding requirements in front of and behind the scenes. The exceptional situation has long since become a kind of new normality. But an evening at the theater is far from being normal again, and not just for the audience. Behind the scenes, too, normality in the state of exception is a permanent tour de force – a tour de force still under the auspices of short-time work for many employees, especially in the artistic field. Soloists in the theater and musical theater, chorus and orchestra are still partly in short-time work, explains fritz fromming as commercial director.