Broadway mask rules: All the shows in New York that require masks, 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.

Previously, proof of vaccination and mandatory mask-wearing at all Broadway theatres was required through April 30. Now, vaccination proof is no longer required, and mask-wearing is also optional at most Broadway theatres beginning July 1.

What protocols will Broadway shows take if someone tests positive?

According to an August 26, 2021 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.

What vaccine requirements are needed for Broadway shows?

Most Broadway shows no longer require proof of vaccination; certain shows still require it for audiences sitting in the seats closest to the performers. See below for the specific requirements for each Broadway show.

What mask requirements are needed for Broadway shows?

Most Broadway shows have a mask-optional policy for audiences of all ages, but certain shows still require masks for audiences sitting in the seats closest to the performers, and others have specific mask-required performances for those who feel most comfortable watching a show with other masked individuals.

To help make it easier, we’ve listed all the current vaccine and mask-wearing requirements and Covid protocols for Broadway shows in 2022. This article is continually updated as policies change and new shows are announced.

& Juliet

& Juliet is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from October 28. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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1776

1776 is at the American Airlines Theatre through January 8. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

A Beautiful Noise is at the Broadhurst Theatre from November 2. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop is at the Lyceum Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Ain't No Mo'

Ain't No Mo' is at the Belasco Theatre from November 8. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Aladdin

Aladdin is at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Almost Famous

Almost Famous is at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from October 3. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is at the Marriott Marquis Theatre through January 8. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Between Riverside and Crazy

Between Riverside and Crazy is at the Hayes Theater from November 30 - February 12. Mask-wearing is optional, except at Tuesday evening performances, which are mask-mandatory performances. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Chicago

Chicago is at the Ambassador Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Come From Away

Come From Away is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Cost of Living

Cost of Living is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through October 30. Mask-wearing is required, but proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman is at the Hudson Theatre through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl is at the August Wilson Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Hadestown

Hadestown is at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Hamilton

Hamilton is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Lyric Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods is at the St. James Theatre through January 8. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required. However, all audience members in the first two rows must wear masks due to their proximity to the performers. Proof of vaccination is not required.

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Kimberly Akimbo

Kimberly Akimbo is at the Booth Theatre from October 12. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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KPOP

KPOP is at the Circle in the Square Theatre from October 13. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through January 29. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical is at the Neil Simon Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required, except for people sitting in the can-can seats, which are close to the performers. They must still wear masks and present proof of vaccination.

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Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders is at the James Earl Jones Theatre from November 11. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Six

Six is at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot is at the Shubert Theatre from November 1. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Take Me Out

Take Me Out is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from October 27 - January 29. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Collaboration

The Collaboration is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from November 29. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Check back for information on The Collaboration tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is at the Hayes Theater through October 30. Mask-wearing is required at all Friday evening and Wednesday matinee performances. At all other performances, mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Lion King

The Lion King is at the Minskoff Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Music Man

The Music Man is at the Winter Garden Theatre through January 1. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic Theatre through February 18. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson is at the Barrymore Theatre through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog is at the Golden Theatre through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Walking with Ghosts

Walking with Ghosts is at the Music Box Theatre from October 18 - December 30. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Wicked

Wicked is at the Gershwin Theatre. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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

Article updated September 1, 2022