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What the new theatre vaccine guidelines mean for kids

Find out the mask-wearing and vaccination requirements in place for children aged 5 and up to attend a 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

Bad Cinderella

Bad Cinderella is at the Imperial Theatre from February 17. 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

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong is at the Barrymore Theatre from March 17. 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 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

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

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.

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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 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.

Get Between Riverside and Crazy tickets now.

LT - CTA - 250

Bob Fosse's Dancin'

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

Check back for information on Dancin' tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Camelot

Camelot is at the Vivian Beaumont Theater from March 9. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Check back for information on Camelot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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

Fat Ham

Fat Ham is at the American Airlines Theatre from March 21. 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

Good Night, Oscar

Good Night, Oscar is at the Belasco Theatre from April 7 - August 27. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

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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

Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is at the Longacre Theatre through July 2. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 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.

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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 for both children and adults, and proof of vaccination is no longer required.

Check back for information on New York, New York tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Parade

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

Check back for information on Prima Facie tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Room

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

Check back for information on Room tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Shucked

Shucked is at the Nederlander Theatre from March 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

Six

Six is at the Lena Horne 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.

Summer, 1976

Summer, 1976, is at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from April 4. Mask-wearing is optional for both children and adults, 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 for both children and adults, 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 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 through January 29. Masks are required for both children and adults 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 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 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

Article last updated September 1, 2022

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