COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

We’re all in this together.

Last updated and effective as of July 19, 2022. This page will be updated as we continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and implement appropriate measures for the health and safety of everyone entering our Theatres.

The magic of Broadway is born out of people gathering, in person, and in real time. These guidelines were created with the health and safety of our theatre employees, production staff, cast, and audience members always at the forefront. We all have to feel safe for Broadway to return as we all want it to: Brighter. Stronger. Better than ever.

Health & Safety Protocols in the Theatre

It is essential that employees, production staff, cast, or audience members not enter the theatre if they are unwell. We will make every accommodation possible in order for both employees and audience members to feel empowered to stay home if they feel unwell.

Broadway is continuing to work with New York State as we plan for our safe and successful return. As public health conditions and the State’s guidance for performing arts and live entertainment evolve, we will remain flexible and adapt to applicable health protocols.

Guests who wish to enter any of the theatres owned and/or operated by the Nederlander Organization, as listed below, collectively known as “Theatre” or “Theatres”, will be required to follow the policies outlined herein.

Theatre Current Show
Brooks Atkinson Theatre SIX
Gershwin Theatre WICKED
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre TINA
Marquis Theatre BEETLEJUICE
Minskoff Theatre THE LION KING
Nederlander Theatre MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
Neil Simon Theatre MJ
Richard Rodgers Theatre HAMILTON


  • For performances through August 31, 2022, and until further notice, masks are optional but strongly encouraged for audience members.
  • Health certification. By virtue of entering the Theatre, guests are acknowledging that all of the statements below are true the day they visit the Theatre. If any of the statements are NOT true, guest should not come to the Theatre.
    • I have not tested positive for COVID-19 through a diagnostic test in the past ten (10) days.
    • I am not and have not recently experienced (within the last 48 hours) any new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19.
    • I have not had close contact or proximate contact with any person(s) confirmed with a diagnostic test or suspected based on symptoms, to have COVID-19 within the past ten (10) days.
  • Air filtration. The theatres have upgraded our HVAC systems to comply with CDC guidelines for hospital-grade filtration, including MERV 13 filters, and have increased fresh outdoor air and air exchange to the greatest extent possible.
  • Cleaning. After each performance, high touch surfaces in both audience spaces and backstage will be cleaned in accordance with CDC recommendations. Once per day, the theatre will be thoroughly cleaned, and hand sanitizer will be stationed throughout the theatre. Upon entering the Theatre, all patrons will be encouraged to use hand sanitizer (unless medically prohibited) and to go directly to their seat unless they need to use the restroom or wish to purchase concession or merchandise items.