Broadway vaccine rules: All the shows in New York that require vaccinations and Covid tests

Find out details on Covid vaccinations and Covid-19 passes to attend Broadway shows.

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While Broadway theatres may be gearing up for reopening shows at full capacity in the coming weeks, going to the theatre won’t be back to normal just yet. In order for the safety of all parties in the theatre, protocols have been put in place to hopefully slow the spread of Covid-19 on Broadway and across New York.

The Broadway League and Actors’ Equity announced details of their regulations for Broadway shows in 2021. Read more about vaccine requirements on Broadway here

What vaccine requirements are needed for Broadway shows?

As of August 17, people attending live indoor performances in New York must show a photo ID and proof of Covid-19 vaccination, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. Enforcement and inspection will begin September 13.

According to NYC.gov, acceptable forms of vaccination proof include the NYC Covid Safe App, Excelsior Pass, a physical CDC vaccination card or photo of one, or an NYC vaccination record. Those who received a vaccine outside the U.S. must present an official vaccination record that lists the person's full name, date of birth, type of vaccination received, and location and date the vaccine was administered. All vaccines must be approved by the WHO.

What protocols will Broadway shows take if someone tests positive?

According to an August 26 report by Broadway News, if a person involved in a Broadway production tests positive for Covid-19, the person or people with the virus will isolate, and the venue will be thoroughly cleaned. Especially if multiple cases arise, contact tracing and sequencing will be employed to determine whether the virus was transmitted in the building and who will have been exposed. Audiences will be notified on a need-to-know basis about necessary precautions depending on where transmission likely occurred. If in-building transmission is deemed likely or understudies are unavailable to fill in for cast or crew members who are out with isolated Covid-19 cases, a show may temporarily go dark.

To help make it easier, we’ve listed all the current vaccine requirements and Covid protocols for Broadway shows and major off-Broadway shows in 2021.

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations is at the Imperial Theatre from October 16. For all performances from October 16 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Ain’t Too Proud performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

Aladdin

Aladdin is at the New Amsterdam Theatre from September 28. For all performances from September 28 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Aladdin performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Caroline, or Change

Caroline, or Change is at Studio 54 from October 7. Roundabout Theatre Company is requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorised vaccine for our audiences—as well as artists and staff. We will require proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test for anyone under the age of 12 and those who are unvaccinated due to a disability or religious belief. 

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Chicago

Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre from September 14. For all performances from September 14 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Chicago performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Chicken & Biscuits

Chicken & Biscuits is at the Circle in the Square Theatre from September 23. For all performances from September 23 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Chicken and Biscuits performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Clyde's

Clyde’s is at the Hayes Theater from November 3. Covid protocols for Clyde’s performances from November 3 are to be confirmed.

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Come From Away

Come From Away is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from September 21. For all performances from September 21 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Come From Away performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Company

Company is at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from December 20. Details on Covid protocols for Company performances from November 3 are to be confirmed.

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Dana H.

Dana H. is at the Lyceum Theatre from October 1. For all performances from October 1 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Dana H. performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

David Byrne's American Utopia

David Byrne's American Utopia is at St. James Theatre from September 17. For all performances from September 17 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on David Byrne’s American Utopia performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is at the Music Box Theatre from December 11. Covid protocols for Dear Evan Hansen performances from December 11 are to be announced.

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Diana: The Musical

Diana: The Musical is at the Longacre Theatre from November 2. Covid protocols for Diana: The Musical performances from November 2 are to be announced.

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Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from November 11. Covid protocols for Flying Over Sunset performances from November 11 are to be announced.

Freestyle Love Supreme

Freestyle Love Supreme is at the Booth Theatre from October 7. For all performances from October 7 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Freestyle Love Supreme performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Girl From the North Country

Girl From the North Country is at the Belasco Theatre from October 13. For all performances from October 13 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Girl From The North Country performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Hadestown

Hadestown is at the Walter Kerr Theatre from September 2. For all performances from September 2 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Hadestown performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Hamilton

Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre from September 14. For all performances from September 14 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Hamilton performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Lyric Theatre from November 12. Covid protocols for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child performances from November 2 are to be announced.

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Is This A Room

Is This A Room is at the Lyceum Theatre from September 24. For all performances from September 24 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Is This A Room performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

Jagged Little Pill

Jagged Little Pill is at the Broadhurst Theatre from October 21. For all performances from October 21 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Jagged Little Pill performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Lackawanna Blues

Lackawanna Blues is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from September 14. For all performances from September 14 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Lackawanna Blues performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical is at the Neil Simon Theatre from December 6. Covid protocols for MJ The Musical performances from December 6 are to be announced.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfield Theatre from September 24. For all performances from September 24 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Moulin Rouge! The Musical performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from October 21. For all performances from October 21 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Mrs. Doubtfire performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Pass Over

Pass Over is at the August Wilson Theatre from August 4 - October 10. For all performances, cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. In order for audience members to enter the auditorium, they must prove a full Covid-19 vaccination. Guests who are unvaccinated must provide proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 72 hours of performance time, or a negative Covid-19 antigen test within 6 hours of performance time.

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Six

Six is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre from September 19.For all performances from September 19 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Six performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

Skeleton Crew

Skeleton Crew is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from December 21. Covid protocols for Skeleton Crew performances are to be confirmed.

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre from November 5. Details on Covid safety for The Book of Mormon are to be announced at a later date.

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The Lehman Trilogy

The Lehman Trilogy is at the Nederlander Theatre from September 25. For all performances from September 25 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on The Lehman Trilogy performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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The Lion King

The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre from September 14. For all performances from September 14 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on The Lion King performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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The Music Man

The Music Man is at the Winter Garden Theatre from December 20. Details on Covid safety protocols for The Music Man performances on Broadway are to be announced.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic Theatre from October 22. For all performances from October 22 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on The Phantom of the Opera performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Thoughts of a Colored Man

Thoughts of a Colored Man is at the Golden Theatre from October 1. For all performances from October 1 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Thoughts of a Colored Man performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from October 8. For all performances from October 8 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Tina: The Tina Turner Musical performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is at the Shubert Theatre from October 5. For all performances from October 5 - 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on To Kill a Mockingbird performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Trouble in Mind

Trouble in Mind is at the American Airlines Theatre from October 29. Roundabout Theatre Company is requiring proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorised vaccine for our audiences—as well as artists and staff. The venue will require proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test for anyone under the age of 12 and those who are unvaccinated due to a disability or religious belief. 

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Waitress

Waitress is at the Barrymore Theatre from September 2. For all performances from September 2- October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Waitress performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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Wicked

Wicked is at the Gershwin Theatre from September 14. For all performances from September 14 - October 31, all cast, crew, theatre staff and audience members must be fully vaccinated. Details on Wicked performances from November 1 are to be confirmed.

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What vaccine requirements are needed for Off-Broadway shows?

Fairycakes

Fairycakes is at the Greenwich House Theater from October 14. Producer Thomas Laub has confirmed that Fairycakes performances will follow The Broadway League’s safety protocols. Laub said: “With our production of Fairycakes this Fall, we will be following the lead of The Broadway League in implementing these necessary safeguards, so that the entire New York theatrical community is ready to return to the magic of theatre with the peace of mind that safe, effective vaccines bring. We are committed to the utmost standard in public health, and are eager to welcome audiences home to share a night of community and laughs with us at long last.”

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Gazillion Bubble Show

Gazillion Bubble Show is at New World Stages from October 9. All productions at New World Stages will require vaccinations for audience members for all performances through October 31.

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys is at New World Stages from November 15. All productions at New World Stages will require vaccinations for audience members for all performances through October 31. Details for New World Stages performances from November 1 are to be announced.

Letters of Suresh

Letters of Suresh is at the Kiser Theater from September 14. All productions at Second Stage Theater venues, including the Kiser, will require all audience members to present proof of vaccination to enter the theatre, as well as a valid photo ID. Visitors under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets these requirements. Masks must also be worn by all guests regardless of vaccination status.

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Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors is at the Westside Theatre from September 17. Details on Covid safety protocols for Little Shop of Horrors are to be announced.

Nollywood Dreams

Nollywood Dreams is at MCC Theater from October 21. To attend a show at MCC Theater, audiences will need to be fully vaccinated. Visitors under the age of 12, or those with who need an accommodation due to a medical condition or a sincere religious belief that prevents vaccinations will need to prove a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken 72 hours or a negative rapid COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance will be required. Masks must also be worn.

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Stomp

Stomp is at the Orpheum Theatre from July 20. Patrons ages 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination. Patrons ages 5 to 11 must provide proof of a negative test result; a negative antigen COVID-19 test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time; a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time.

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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong is at New World Stages from October 15. All productions at New World Stages will require vaccinations for audience members for all performances through October 31. 

Photo credit: Times Square (Photo by Jason Thibault on Flickr)

Article updated September 20 2021