FAQ Nutcracker Tea!

FAQ Nutcracker Tea!

How many Total Guests are at each performance? 

  • Capacity is reduced by approximately 20% this year

  • Current layout is for 94 seats, with a maximum capacity of 108

  • We anticipate having no more than 120 individuals (including staff and dancers) in the Ballroom at one time

 

Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Beverly Hills
November 20 & 21

Occupancy

Is this an Indoor Event? – Yes!

  • As in the past, Nutcracker Tea! will take place inside the 2nd Floor Astor Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills

  • Guests will ride an elevator to the 2nd Floor and be escorted directly to their designated table

  • Your table will include only your guests (see below)

  • Access to Upstairs Lobby will be limited

 

Seating

What is the Maximum Number household/pod seated at one table? 

 

  • There will be only one party seated at each table

  • Upon arrival, guests will be escorted directly to their table

 

What are the Sizes of the tables?

There are 3 sizes of tables:  

  • Bistro Table can seat 1, 2 or 3 guests

  • 6ft Banquet Table can seat 4, 5, or 6 guests

  • ​66” Round Gala Table can seat 7, 8, 9, or 10 guests

 

Social Distancing

How is LAB Managing Traffic Flow and providing for social distancing this year?

 

  • Upon entrance, guests will be escorted directly to their assigned tables 

  • Crafts will be done at your table (see below)

  • Before the program, children will be invited up to the stage, and each will have a special spot upon which to sit and watch

 

Are we doing Crafts this year? Yes!

 

  • This year we are eliminating the craft room – but not the crafts!

  • Crafts will be wrapped individually and placed at your place-setting for each child (or adult who wants one) to create at their seat

  • Materials will not be shared

  • There will be no glue or mess

 

How will LAB manage social distancing during Boutique, Shopping, Mystery Boxes, Pics with Santa & Nutcracker characters, etc? 

 

  • The lobby area is where many activities take place

  • Access to lobby will be controlled 

 

Will LAB invite children up to the Stage for Performance?

 

  • As in the past, before the dance portion of the program, children will be invited up to the stage

  • Each child will have a special spot upon which to sit and watch the performance excerpts from The Nutcracker

 

Will children be allowed to Dance with the Characters from The Nutcracker this year?

  • Artistic Directors, Colleen and Thordal are strategizing the safest way to enable your children to interact with the LAB dancers

 

Personal Safety

LAB and Waldorf Astoria, BH will adhere to the most current COVID 19 mandates as assigned by the State and County.  Please visit current guidelines at https://coronavirus.lacity.org

 

Will we be required to wear Masks? 

  • At this time, we anticipate that masks will be required for all guests and staff

  • You will be able to remove your mask while sitting at your table

 

Will we be required to show Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID test?

  • Proof of Vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of event may be required in accordance with the CDC Guidelines

 

Air Filtration

What Air Filtration System is used at the Waldorf Astoria, Beverly Hills?

Below are the Air Filtration Steps the Waldorf Astoria, BH uses to ensure safety:

 

  1. Outside fresh air first enters through air-handler system located on rooftop
     

  2. The rooftop air-handler unit uses two-stage filtration. MERV 8 pre-filter traps 90% of airborne particles, followed by MERV 13 final filter which traps 98% of airborne particles
     

  3. Event Space: Fresh air from rooftop air-handler (MERV 13) is supplied to event space and is mixed with fresh air from additional filters (MERV 8). Each space has dedicated filters and do not interconnect
     

  4. Guest Rooms:  Fresh air from rooftop air-handler (MERV 13) is supplied to guestroom and is mixed with fresh air from additional filter located above balcony doors (MERV 8). Each guestroom has dedicated filters and do not interconnect with other guestrooms

 

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