Broadway The Broadway League has announced that vaccinations will continue to be required for audience members, cast, backstage crew and theater staff for all performances until February 28, 2022.
The league, a trade organization representing theater owners and producers, previously set a mandate by the end of 2021, and reviews the policy, which began last July, every two months.
With the latest expansion of vaccines for children and recent FDA authorization, Broadway vaccine policy now covers all theaters age 12 and older. Children under 12 years of age, when accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult, may enter the theater with any of the following:
- Evidence of a single dose of a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO for at least 14 days prior to the date of exposure;
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of the start of the demonstration. The test result must clearly show the date and time of the test;
- A negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the start of the demonstration. The test result should clearly show the date and time of the test.
With tourism in New York increasing in the wake of the lifting of the US international travel ban, Broadway will require international guests to receive two doses of any “mix and match” combination of an FDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Masks will continue to be required for all audience members inside cinemas, except those actively eating or drinking in designated places.