Student Productions

All performance events produced by undergraduates on the Yale campus must abide by the Undergraduate Production Regulations. Performance events include undergraduate dramatic, musical, dance, and operatic productions as well as most other undergraduate presentations and events performed before an audience. Note that all University spaces fall under the jurisdiction of the Yale Fire Code Compliance Office, Yale Environmental Health and Safety, and the department that owns or manages the space (e.g., residential college office, Chaplain’s Office, etc.). Individual venues may be covered by specific safety polices; in the event of conflicting policies, the most stringent will be assumed to apply.

Production elements not conforming to the Undergraduate Production Regulations may be cut from a production. Failure to observe these regulations may be grounds for stopping an event. Serious or repeated violations of these regulations will be referred to the Yale College Dean’s Office for possible disciplinary action.

All students involved in undergraduate productions share responsibility for the safety of the production, crew, cast, audience, and performance space. All participants should be familiar with the relevant regulations and observe them during all phases of the production process; should direct any questions or concerns to the appropriate adviser, to the Undergraduate Production staff, and to other relevant University officials; and should consistently apply good judgment and common sense.

The use of drugs or alcohol in any theater by cast, crew, or audience is strictly forbidden and may be grounds for individual expulsion from the theater and/or immediate termination of the production’s use of the theater.

No use of stage weapons or staged combat of any kind is allowed, in rehearsal or performance, without the express written permission of the Office of Undergraduate Production. Requests for the use of stage weapons and/or staged combat must be made to the Undergraduate Production office at least six weeks prior to the first performance date. Additional regulations may be found in the Staged Combat and Staged Weapons Policy.