MASHANTUCKET, CT (March 23, 2021) – Foxwoods Resort Casino, the premier resort casino in North America, is once again reopening the Grand Theater, its largest indoor entertainment venue, and resuming shows at limited capacity with extensive safety protocols in place. The resort’s return to hosting live performances on the big stage kicks off as Foxwoods announces two performances by comedic legend Dave Chappelle in June. Known for his trademark sharp wit and irreverent social commentary, Dave Chappelle is prepared to bring his laugh-out-loud set to the Foxwoods stage. For guests eager to share a laugh before this summer, the first live show at the newly reopened Grand Theater will feature New England’s own funnyman Bob Marley on March 27.
Similar to its preliminary reopening last fall, the Grand Theater will open its doors with considerable safety protocols in place. Developed by local experts and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe’s Chief Medical Officer, the guidelines for live entertainment include a reconfigured theater operating at limited capacity, fewer seats to allow for more social distancing, and a structured entering and exiting process including reserved entry times to reduce crowds. Additional safety measures include an enhanced contactless ticketing approach, mandatory face masks for audience members, and a maximized ventilation system for fresh air flow. The full entertainment safety plan for The Grand Theater can be found here.
“The return of live entertainment at Foxwoods Resort Casino is an exciting reintroduction for the resort and our loyal guests alike,” said Monique Sebastian, VP of Entertainment and Entertainment Marketing at Foxwoods Resort Casino. “In October 2020, Foxwoods was one of the first destinations in the US to cautiously reintroduce live entertainment in a large-scale theater and led the industry with standard-setting safety procedures, and we’re thrilled to once again set the stage for an exciting season of entertainment.”
Foxwoods’ lineup of entertainment this spring and summer is sure to meet everyone’s tastes – starting with New England comedian Bob Marley on March 27, to the Indigo Girls on April 24 and world-acclaimed singer John Legend on August 27. The resort casino is also excited to welcome internationally recognized comic Dave Chappelle to the Grand Theater for two performances on June 25-26.
In addition to the numerous safety protocols put in place by Foxwoods, guests attending the Dave Chappelle show will also be required to take an onsite rapid COVID-19 antigen test before entering the venue. All guests must participate in the rapid testing, including those who have received COVID-19 vaccinations. If COVID-19 is detected by the rapid test, the individual and all members of the same household will not be allowed to enter and will be given a refund. Masks will still be required at all times while in the venue. The cost of the rapid test is reflected in the ticket price, which will be available for purchase on March 26 at www.foxwoods.com/dave-chappelle.
For more information on Foxwoods’ continued reopening plan, as well as the resort’s response to the pandemic please visit www.foxwoods.com/welcomeback and www.foxwoods.com/coronavirus, or check out the resort’s extensive new safety protocolshere. For more information on Foxwoods’ upcoming entertainment lineup and to purchase tickets, visit www.foxwoods.com/entertainment.
About Foxwoods Resort Casino
As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers guests a premier destination resort experience throughout its six world-class casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms; dining options for all tastes; luxurious spas; award-winning golf; state-of-the-art theaters; Tanger Outlet Mall; conference space for groups of all sizes; and free online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. There is always something new at Foxwoods, most recently the arrival of Foxwoods Extreme Adventures. Adventure knows no limit as guests can zipline or race around on a European-style indoor karting track. Foxwoods Resort Casino truly is The Wonder Of It All, providing a personalized and exciting escape for everyone. Foxwoods, opened in 1992, is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a detailed look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.