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What the new theatre vaccine guidelines mean for kids

Find out the vaccination requirements in place for children ages 5-11 to attend a Broadway or Off-Broadway show.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Beginning May 1, Broadway vaccine mandates were relaxed. Whereas all Broadway theatres used to require proof of vaccination, most Broadway shows no longer require proof of vaccination for adults or children. Mandatory mask-wearing was lifted on July 1, at which point masks became optional for audiences of all ages at most shows.

Read below for current information on the masking and vaccination requirements for children at all Broadway shows, as well as family-friendly Off-Broadway shows. This article will be continually updated with the newest information as it is announced.

Vaccine requirements for kids at family-friendly shows

Find out the vaccine, testing, and mask-wearing requirements for kids at Broadway and Off-Broadway shows that are likely to attract children and families. Some Off-Broadway theatres have set mandates separate from the Broadway League and de Blasio's government mandate for NYC.

Aladdin

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

LT - CTA - 250

Into the Woods

Into the Woods is at the St. James Theatre through October 16. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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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LT - CTA - 250

The Lion King

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group is at the Astor Place Theatre. Mask-wearing in the theatre is optional, and proof of vaccination is no longer required for kids or adults.

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LT - CTA - 250

Gazillion Bubble Show

Gazillion Bubble Show is at New World Stages. Masks are required for all audience members 2 and older, but proof of vaccination is not required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Stomp

Stomp is at the Orpheum Theatre. Masks are optional, but encouraged, and proof of vaccination is not required.

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LT - CTA - 250

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong is at New World Stages. Masks are still required, but proof of vaccination is not required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Vaccine requirements for kids at other Broadway shows

Though certain shows are specifically marketed toward kids, most Broadway shows will likely have kids in the audience. Learn the vaccination, testing, and mask-wearing protocols for children ages 5-11 at all Broadway shows below.

& Juliet

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

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LT - CTA - 250

1776

1776 is at the American Airlines Theatre from September 16 - January 8. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 from November 2. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Check back for information on A Beautiful Noise tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

A Strange Loop

A Strange Loop is at the Lyceum Theatre through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Ain't No Mo'

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Almost Famous

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice is at the Marquis Theatre through January 8. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, except at Tuesday evening performances, which are mask-mandatory performances. Proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Chicago

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Death of a Salesman

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Hadestown

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Kimberly Akimbo

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

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LT - CTA - 250

KPOP

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

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LT - CTA - 250

Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through March 12. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool

Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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.

Get Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets now.

LT - CTA - 250

Ohio State Murders

Ohio State Murders is at the James Earl Jones Theatre from November 11. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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 from November 1. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Check back for information on Some Like It Hot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Take Me Out

Take Me Out is at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre from October 27 - February 5. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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 from November 29. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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LT - CTA - 250

The Music Man

The Music Man is at the Winter Garden Theatre through January 15. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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 from September 19 - January 29. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Get The Piano Lesson tickets now.

LT - CTA - 250

Topdog/Underdog

Topdog/Underdog is at the Golden Theatre from September 27 - January 15. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Get Topdog/Underdog tickets now.

LT - CTA - 250

Article last updated September 1, 2022

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