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Broadway mask rules: All the shows in New York that require masks, vaccinations, and Covid tests

Find out details on mask and vaccination requirements to attend Broadway shows.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

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. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

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

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LT - CTA - 250

A Doll's House

A Doll's House is at the Hudson Theatre from February 13. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Aladdin

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Bad Cinderella

Bad Cinderella is at the Imperial Theatre from February 17. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

Bob Fosse's Dancin'

Bob Fosse's Dancin' is at the Music Box Theatre from March 2. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Camelot

Camelot is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from March 9. Mask-wearing is optional, and 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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LT - CTA - 250

Fat Ham

Fat Ham is at the American Airlines Theatre from March 21. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

Good Night, Oscar

Good Night, Oscar is at the Belasco Theatre from April 7 - August 27. 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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LT - CTA - 250

Hamilton

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

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

Kimberly Akimbo

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through July 2. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Life of Pi

Life of Pi is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from March 9. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

New York, New York

New York, New York is at the St. James Theatre from March 24. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Parade

Parade is at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from February 21 - August 6. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is at the Barrymore Theatre from March 17. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Pictures From Home

Pictures From Home is at Studio 54. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Prima Facie

Prima Facie is at the Golden Theatre from April 11. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Room

Room is at the James Earl Jones Theatre from April 3 - September 17. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Shucked

Shucked is at the Nederlander Theatre from March 8. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Six

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Some Like It Hot

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

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Summer, 1976

Summer, 1976, is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from April 4. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sweeney Todd is at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre from February 26. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Take Me Out

Take Me Out is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre through February 5. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

The Collaboration

The Collaboration is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre through February 5. Masks are required at all Tuesday evening and Sunday matinee performances. At all other performances, mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

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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LT - CTA - 250

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Majestic Theatre through April 16. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson is at the Barrymore Theatre through January 29. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play is at the Hayes Theater from March 23 - June 4. Mask-wearing is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Wicked

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

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LT - CTA - 250

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

Article updated September 1, 2022

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