Failure of an Adjudicator to conduct themselves by any of these guidelines may result in a penalty to them, and/or the company they represent. This includes removal from Adjudication duties which may render your represented theatre company ineligible for the NHTA Calendar year.

1) Make your reservation as soon as possible, and attend that specific performance. The Producing Company needs to know when you're coming, so that they can hold your seat and sell the others.

2) When making your reservation, determine when the venue doors open and the Producing Company's policy on seating late arrivals. Don't assume that you will be turned away if you are late; they are expecting you.

3) Be prepared for your assignment. Bring any materials you need including clear and concise directions to the venue and the list of names of performers and or categories to be adjudicated (print from Adjudication website)

4) Arrive early enough so to check in with the Producing Company (house manager, box office) to let them know you are there to adjudicate, obtain your ticket and locate your seat. If tickets are not required for the production be sure to check in with a fully qualified theatre company representative.

5) At all times, be courteous and respectful of the audience, the performers, and the host theatre. Don't allow the execution of your duties as an adjudicator to create any distractions around you.

6) See the entire show, from curtain up to curtain down.  If you find for any reason that you must leave the theatre prior to the completion of your assignment, you must notify a person connected to the production, and you must notify your company liaison within 24 hours.

Other guidelines are:

  • Should you wish to take notes, please be discreet
  • Refrain from using any device that makes noise or produces light
  • Remain in your assigned seat
  • Observe the host company's policies on food and drink
  • Silence any personal communication devices
  • Minimize conversations and/or comments immediately following the performance. Should you find this unavoidable, please be discreet in your remarks. "I'm sorry, but I can't discuss that with you right now" is a perfectly valid reply if you are approached.
  • Remarks and comments regarding your opinion on any aspect of the performance should be STRICTLY avoided.  Posts and forum conversations on all forms of social media are prohibited.  This holds true for the entire season.